Claude S. Williams IV, MD received his orthopaedic training at Louisiana State University Medical School. He completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional board certification in surgery of the hand. He is a clinical faculty member of the LSU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and has participated in the training of LSU Family Practice Sports Medicine fellows. Dr. Williams is on the Medical Staff Operating Committee at Ochsner Baptist, presently Chair of Surgery. He has served as team physician for high school and professional athletic teams in New Orleans. His interests include treatment of traumatic, congenital and degenerative conditions of the hands and upper extremities, as well as sports-related injuries and pathology.