Vinod Dasa

Dr. Dasa completed his undergraduate and medical school in the 7 year combined degree program at Union College and Albany Medical College in New York. After completing medical school, Dr. Dasa trained in the State University at New York (SUNY) at Buffalo orthopaedic surgery residency program. In 2006 he furthered his training at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Manhattan, New York, in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery. This fellowship is internationally recognized as one of the pioneers in total knee replacement surgery.

After completing his fellowship Dr. Dasa and his wife, decided to begin their careers as faculty at LSUHSC to help rebuild post Katrina. In his tenure at LSU he has developed surgical techniques to allow outpatient opioid free total knee replacement and pioneered the use of cutting edge technologies such as iovera. He has presented and published his research internationally in some of the world’s leading publications and meetings. He serves in leadership roles both regionally and nationally and was most recently involved in national expert panels to help CMS redesign the delivery of total joint replacements and establish national guidelines on the management of knee arthritis. He currently serves as vice chair for academic affairs for the department of orthopedics, Irvin Cahen endowed chair for research, chair of the LSU clinical practice leadership group. He is the co-founder and chief medical officer for an innovative start up, SIGHT Medical and helped co found a novel medical education platform called DOC SOCIAL. His research interests cover all areas of adult orthopaedics focusing on joint replacement, knee arthritis, health disparities and outcomes research. He is one of the few surgeons in the world performing outpatient opioid free total knee replacements allowing patients to recover in the shortest time possible.