Kurt Kitziger, MD

Kurt Kitziger, MD

Kurt Kitziger, MD

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Areas of Interest:

Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries


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Hurricane Katrina brought Dr. Kitziger to the Carrell Clinic™ in 2005. Son of a well-known orthopedist in New Orleans, graduate of Jesuit High School, Dr. Kitziger enjoyed a thriving practice specializing in hip and knee replacement in his hometown since 1991.

A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Duke University, Dr. Kitziger earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. At LSUMC, Dr. Kitziger was elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society, received the Lange Outstanding Student Award, and served as editor of the school newspaper.

Dr. Kitziger completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio under Dr. Charles Rockwood. Following his residency, Dr. Kitziger was awarded a fellowship in reconstructive hip and knee surgery at the renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania under Drs. Paul Lotke and Marvin Steinberg.

Dr. Kitziger is a board certified member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been elected to membership in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Clinical Orthopedic Society. He has held clinical appointments at Tulane University Medical Center and LSU Medical Center, and is the author of numerous articles and book chapters. He is an editorial board member of the journal Orthopedics as an expert in the field of hip and knee surgery.

Married with four children, Dr. Kitziger and family are settling into their new hometown. His interests include cycling, cooking, camping, and of course, Duke basketball. He loves boiled crawfish and trout meuniere, and continues to search the Metroplex for the perfect gumbo.

Medical Degree Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans

Orthopedic Surgery Residency University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

Reconstructive Hip and Knee Surgery Fellowship Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
Clinical Orthopedic Society, Member

Academic Affiliations Tulane University Medical Center
LSU Medical Center


Hospital Affiliations Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
North Central Surgical Center
Baylor University Medical Center

Medical Publication Affiliations Orthopedics, Editorial Board Member

Physician’s Website www.kurtkitzigermd.com


Patient Stories

Hugo D's Story

TKA and treatment
Ratings Ratings Ratings Ratings Ratings - July, 2019

I must say I am extremely grateful to Dr Kitziger for doing a really fine job on my knee. He told me directly “ Hugo, I will correct your serious knee bowing outward” and miraculously he did. His PA, Urvi Patel was reassuring that my knee was in bad shape because I did not want to operate yet. Now, I noticed how the operation has significantly improved my balance. I am so grateful to Dr Kurt Kitziger and P.A. Urvi Patel as well as his great team of health care workers at the Carrell Clinic. I would give Dr Kurt Kitziger Excellent +++. I did research and got a second opinion from Dr Jeffery Klein who told me: “ Dr Kitziger is a top knotch surgeon, he will do an outstanding job on you I ensure.”