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Eric R. George

Eric R. George

Eric R. George is an American medical doctor and is best known as a hand surgeon.

He is the founder and CEO of Omega Hospital and The Hand Center of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Eric R. George
BornJanuary 5, 1963
Alma materMarshall University and Michigan State University
OccupationEntrepreneur, professor and medical doctor
Known forHand Center of LouisianaOmega Hospital
Net worth[[INLINE_IMAGE|https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Increase2.svg/11px-Increase2.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Increase2.svg/17px-Increase2.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Increase2.svg/22px-Increase2.svg.png 2x|Increase|h11|w11]]US$ 225 million (June 2015)[1]
Spouse(s)Kimberly Hendrick George
ChildrenChloe George, Cassidy George

Medical career

Dr. Eric R. George grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, and graduated from Marshall University with a double-major in chemistry and political science. After being accepted to both medical school and law school, George decided to become a medical doctor and was trained in orthopaedic hand surgery. [2] George is a graduate of Marshall University's School of Medicine in 1989, completed a General Trauma Surgery Residency at Michigan State University, Dr. George completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Subsequently, Dr. George completed an Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstructive Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr George is Board certified and holds a certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. [3] Dr George is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. [4] George has published articles in academic journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [5] and The American Surgeon. [6]

George acquired Omega Hospital in 2005, located in Metairie, Louisiana, and begun as a "luxury hospital" in 1999, where "the patient rooms (which are private) are stocked with plush robes, flat-screen TVs, a minibar and a microwave" according to New Orleans Living Magazine. George additionally owns and runs the Hand Center of Louisiana, where he's an active surgeon. [2] At his facility he additionally utilises non-invasive treatment methods that don't require invasive surgery, like the use of xiaflex enzymes to erode inhibitive tissue build-ups like Dupuytren's contracture. [7] [8]

Dr. George’s expertise is sought by a wide variety of employers, including the New Orleans Saints!

Dr. George has operated on 7 of the Saints’ 22 starters, and has consulted with several additional players.


Dr George was on the cover and named to the New Orleans Magazine best doctors list August 2015.

In the article he talks about one of his toughest cases an Elbow to Wrist reconstruction.


Business activities

In 2009 Dr. George was a part of an investment team that purchased the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. [11] Dr. George has a large number of real estate and business ventures including Tipitina's Music Club, Studionetworks rehearsal studios, and a residential development in Aspen, Colorado. He is additionally the owner of a pineapple farm in Panama and several assisted-living facilities in the state of Louisiana. [2] In addition to his role as CEO of Omega Hospital, he's additionally President and CEO of Erg Enterprises and C-Dot Aviation. [12] In 2011 George attempted to purchase the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre when the theatre fell into financial disorder, however his bid wasn't successful. [13] Dr. George has additionally founded and supplied a grade school in the city of Mombassa, Kenya. [12] Dr. George recently purchased the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans with plans to renovate and reopen the historic theater. [14] The Orpheum Theater New Orleans opens September 27, 2015 to grand reviews [15]

ERG Enterprises LLC an investment capital company owned by Dr. George has closed on $18 million renovation project of the Pythian building in New Orleans. [16] State and Federal historic redevelopment tax credits, new market tax credits and a few complex financing package spurs Pythian renovation. [17]


Recently Dr. George was honoured by Marshall University as their Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, [18] He was additionally invited to speak at the Marshall University Honors Convocation. [19] George is the benefactor and namesake of the St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s early education program, the “George Cottage,” located in Metairie, Louisiana. [20]


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