Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve arrived on this page, chances are you’re an active woman — one who wants to stay that way. At Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine, we’re devoted to helping girls and women recover from sports injuries, and provide education and support to prevent injuries and optimize performance.

Who is this program for?

The program was created for active women and girls of all ages. Whether you’re a professional, elite, student athlete, or just enjoy running, dancing, or playing hard in your spare time, our women’s sports medicine program is designed for you.

Why did Tulane start this program?

We started this program, the only program of its kind in the Deep South, to provide comprehensive care and education to active women and girls. We address all aspects of sports medicine, including nutrition, sports psychology, and injury prevention. We provide health care for women by women, and are uniquely staffed by fellowship-trained health experts.

What are the goals and the focus of the program?

Women are at risk for injuries and conditions that may be overlooked in a traditional sports medicine setting. They also respond and heal differently than men, and may have different concerns when they’re injured. Our specialists understand these differences and are experienced in diagnosing, treating and caring for active women.

We focus on injury prevention, not just surgical intervention. We can help you reduce risks, heal from injuries, and prevent health problems. We have all the resources you need to provide for your physical and mental health. We can help you perform safely at your best and enjoy your active lifestyle.

Who is Dr. Wendell Heard?

Dr. Wendell Heard is the Director of Women’s Sports Medicine at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Dr. Heard is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopy of the knee, sports medicine, ligament reconstruction of the knee, meniscus injuries, and fracture care. Learn more about Dr. Heard here.

How do I make an appointment with Dr. Heard?

You can make an appointment at Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine by filling out this form.

Where do I go for my appointment?

Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine has clinics in four locations:


Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine

202 Janet Yulman Way

New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 988-8476


Tulane Medical Center

1415 Tulane Avenue, 4th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 988-2177


Tulane Lakeside Medical Center

4720 South I-10 Service Road

Suite 301

Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 988-8010


Tulane Sports Medicine Plus

7030 Canal Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 988-0100

Here at Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine, we look forward to optimizing your health and reaching all of your wellness goals! Please contact us for any additional information, or to schedule an appointment.