John Noble Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, was inducted as President of the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) at the organization's annual House of Delegate's meeting on August 6, 2022. Dr. Noble is the 142nd president of LSMS, and only the 4th physician from Southwest Louisiana to serve in this leadership role in the organization's 143-year history.
The House of Delegates is the official policy-making body for LSMS which meets to discuss current health care issues, decide on a course of action for the coming year, and welcome its new leaders.
Dr. Noble is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and has 25 years of private practice experience. He joined the Center for Orthopaedics in 2000. He earned an undergraduate degree at McNeese State University and his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Noble completed an Orthopaedic Residency at LSU Medical Center, also in New Orleans, and a Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Noble is actively involved in orthopaedic research projects involving hip and knee replacement. He is involved in patient and physician advocacy, and has served in multiple leadership roles at the state and regional level throughout his career. Dr. Noble's practice is now focused exclusively on sports medicine and joint replacement. One of Dr. Noble's passions is real estate development. He is the founder and president of Noble Development and the managing partner of The Villages of Imperial Pointe. He serves on the board of the Alliance for Positive Growth.