Kevin F. Darr, MD

Kevin F. Darr, MD

Dr. Kevin Darr is a national leader in orthopedic medicine and surgery is currently offering many evidence-based alternative treatments for orthopedic conditions. He is proud to bring Louisiana access to Cellular Therapy treatments and is conducting numerous IRB approved research studies. His research in this field is respected across the nation, as he has trained multiple doctors on these procedures.

Dr. Darr has completed nearly 500 combined cellular therapy procedures in knees, hips and shoulders and nearly 300 lipogems procedures on shoulders, knees, foot/ankle, and elbow/hands with  a 93% success rate among patients.

As a Louisiana leader in regenerative medicine, he is one of the only doctors that actually tracks his results with a full time research scientist on staff. He offers evidence based medicine allowing him to truly optimize treatment options for his patients.

‘I am committed to providing my patients with comprehensive, progressive orthopedic care, including today’s most innovative and best practices to achieve optimal orthopedic function and performance. In addition to traditional orthopedic treatments and surgery, I also offer minimally invasive alternatives utilizing state of the art technology and integrative orthobiologic therapies and treatments. I believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and keep abreast of the latest advances and research related to orthopedic and sports medicine.’ – Dr. Kevin F. Darr

Kevin F. Darr, M.D.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    • B.S. in Zoology, Magna Cum Laude
1980-1984
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Summers 1981, 1982
MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    • M.D.
1984-1988
INTERNSHIP
  • Charity Hospital of New Orleans (LSU Services), New Orleans, LA
1988-1989
RESIDENCY
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Charity Hospital Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, New Orleans, LA
1989-1993
FELLOWSHIP
  • New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery/Sports Medicine
1993-1994
PRIVATE PRACTICE
  • Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute
1994 – Present
BOARD CERTIFICATION
  • Recertified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
January 1, 2016
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Regenerative Medicine
2016
  • Certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
January 19, 2013
  • American Board of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
July 15, 2007
  • Recertified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
March 1, 2006
  • Elected to Fellowship of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
March 19, 1998
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
July 12, 1996
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Cellular Medicine Society
  • LWCC Physician Advisory Committee
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
  • International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science
STAFF MEMBERSHIPS
  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Active Staff
  • Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Fairway Medical Center, Active Staff
  • Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital, Active Staff
  • Crescent View Surgery Center, Active Staff
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
  • TOBI 11th Annual PRP and Regenerative Medicine Symposium
    • Symposium Speaker
    • Effective Clinical Modulation of Knee OA Symptoms Through Combined Cellular Therapy
June 11-13, 2020
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
    • Poster Presentation
    • The Clinical Use of Autologous Micro-fragmented Adipose Tissue in Shoulders Progressively Restores Pain and Function in Osteoarthritic Patients
March 6-7, 2020
  • Florida Medical Association Beach Retreat
    • Podium Presentation
    • Cellular Therapy as a Treatment Modality for Osteoarthritis
January 18, 2020
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
June 2017
  • 25th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine
    • Podium Presentation
    • Combined Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Pain and Function Associated with Osteoarthritis
April 8, 2017
  • Annual Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting
    • Podium Presentation
    • Interim Analysis: Safety and Effectiveness of Combined Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Pain and Function Associated with Osteoarthritis
February 2017
  • 14th Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science
    • Lecture
    • Interim Analysis: Safety and Effectiveness of Combined Cellular Therapy for the Treatment of Pain and Function Associated with Osteoarthritis
November 17-20, 2016
  • 2016 Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference and Scientific Practices
    • Lecture
    • Preliminary Data: Safety and Effectiveness of Combination Cell Therapy on Function and Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
February 2016
  • 23rd Annual Winter World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine
    • Lecture
    • Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated With Osteoarthritis
December 2015
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
    • Poster Presentation
    • Preliminary Data: Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
June 2015
  • Annual Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting
    • Scientific Seminar Lecture
    • Safety and Effectiveness of Regenerative Cell Therapy on Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
February 2015
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
June 2014
  • 31st American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference and Scientific Seminar
    • Lecture
    • Platelet Rich Plasma Coming of Age in Orthopedic Medicine
April 2014
  • Annual Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting
    • Poster Presentation
    • Platelet Rich Plasma Coming of Age in Orthopedic Medicine
    • Panel Member: Orthobiologics Symposium
February 2014
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
June 2013
  • TOBI PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium
August 2012
SPECIAL TRAINING
  • Trained in bone marrow, PRP, lipoplasty, and fat graft techniques
    • By Joseph Purita, MD
      Boca Raton, FL
June 21, 2013
CURRENT RESEARCH
  • Safety and Effectiveness of Combination Cell Therapy on Pain and Inflammation Associated with Osteoarthritis
July 2013-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Avascular Necrosis of the Bone Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy in Addition to Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem
    Cells and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate
July 2014-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Orthopedic Soft Tissue Injury Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy with Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate
July 2014-Present
  • Treatment of Pain Associated with Orthopedic Soft Tissue Injury Utilizing Platelet-Rich
    Plasma Injection Therapy with Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate in Conjunction with Surgical Repair
July 2014-Present
  • Clinical Outcome of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (LIPOGEMS®) in the Treatment of Soft Tissue Injury
October 2015-Present
  • Clinical Outcome of Autologous Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (LIPOGEMS®) in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
November 2015-Present
  • Hyalofast: A prospective, randomized, active treatment-controlled, evaluator-blinded. Multicenter study to establish the superiority of a hyaluronan-based scaffold (Hyalofast® ) with autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) in the treatment of articular knee cartilage defect lesions in comparison to control (microfracture treatment) Sponsored by: Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
August 2017-March 2020
CLINICAL TRIALS
  • HyaloFAST Trial for Repair of Articular Cartilage in the Knee (FastTRACK)
    Sponsor: Anika Therapeutics, Inc.   Information provided by (Responsible Party): Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
  • HyaloFAST Trial for Repair of Articular Cartilage in the Knee (FastTRACK) Sponsor: Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Information provided by (Responsible Party): Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
December 2015-March 2020
  • ACT-OA Knee: Celution Prepared Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells In the Treatment Of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Double-blind, Placebo controlled, Multi-center Safety And Feasibility Study Sponsored by: Cytori Therapeutics, Inc.
January 2015-June 2016
  • MYO-0946: A Multi-center, Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study To Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of the Iovera° Device For the Temporary Relief Of Pain Associated with Knee Osteoarthritis Sponsored by: myoscience, Inc.
December 2014-February 2016
PUBLICATIONS
  • Darr KF, Daigle KM (2016) Combined Cellular Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis of the Hip: A Case Report with 2 Year Follow-up. J Stem Cell Res Ther 6: 357. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7633.1000357
  • Radnovich R, Scott D, Patel AT, Olson R, Dasa V, Segal N, Darr KF (2017) Cryoneurolysis to Treat the Pain and Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (pending publication 2017)