Dr. Melvin Parnell, Jr.

Orthopedic Surgeon in Metairie, LA

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

“Dr. Melvin Parnell, Jr., is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist trained in the latest techniques and treats a full range of orthopedic conditions using the most recent proven advances. ”

“His specialty areas of interest include hip surgery and knee surgery.”

Dr. Parnell received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. He received a Master of Science and Hygiene in Health Information Systems degree from Tulane University Medical School. Dr. Parnell received his Medical Degree from Tulane University Medical School.

Dr. Parnell completed his Internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He completed his Residency in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from Tulane University School of Medicine where he gained extensive experience in all areas of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Parnell worked with the Bone & Joint Center of Metairie before coming to Crescent City Orthopedics. Dr. Parnell is an active member of several Medical Associations and even served as a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Orthopedics for Tulane University Medical School. He has spoken Nationally & Internationally on numerous orthopedic trends and topics.


  • Undergraduate: University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Medical: Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA


  • Internship: Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopedic Association
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association
  • Orleans Parish Medical Society
  • Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

Scott A. Buhler, MD
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Dr. Melvin Parnell, Jr.

Melvin Parnell, Jr., MD

Dr. Parnell specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery