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Eric George M.D.

Eric George M.D.

Eric George M.D.

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.

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 orthopedic hand surgery.

[2] [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.

[11]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.

[5]George has published articles in academic journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [12]and The American Surgeon. [9]

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 also owns and runs the Hand Center of Louisiana, where he is an active surgeon.

[2]At his facility he also utilizes non-invasive treatment methods that do not require invasive surgery, such as the use of xiaflex enzymes to erode inhibitive tissue build-ups like Dupuytren's contracture.

[3] [1]

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 other 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.


George has many real estate and business ventures including Tipitina's Music Club, Studionetworks rehearsal studios, and a residential development in Aspen, Colorado.

He is also 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 is also President and CEO of Erg Enterprises and C-Dot Aviation.

[13]In 2011 George attempted to purchase the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre when the theater fell into financial disorder, however his bid was not successful.


George has also founded and supplied a grade school in the city of Mombassa, Kenya.

Dr. George recently purchased the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans with plans to renovate and reopen the historic theater.

[0]The Orpheum Theater New Orleans opens September 27, 2015 to grand reviews [0]

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.

[0]State and Federal historic redevelopment tax credits, new market tax credits and some complex financing package spurs Pythian renovation.


ERG Enterprises completes another project with the reopening on June 17, 2016 of The Pontchartrain Hotel which includes a renovated Caribbean Room, Bayou Bar and a completely new rooftop bar with magnificent views of the New Orleans skyline called the Hot Tin.


ERG Enterprises expands holdings to the fast growing Gulch area of Nashville, Tennessee with an investment in the Thompson Hotel which is opening the Fall of 2016.



Recently Dr. George was honored by Marshall University as their Distinguished Alumnus Award winner, [4]He was also invited to speak at the Marshall University Honors Convocation.

[8]George is the benefactor and namesake of the St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s early education program, the “George Cottage,” located in Metairie, Louisiana.


Citation LinkHistoric Pontchartrain Hotel reopens
Dec 6, 2017, 2:46 PM
Citation Linkivanhoe.comUndoing Dupuytrens In a Snap -- In Depth Doctor's Interview
Dec 6, 2017, 2:29 PM
Citation Linklivingneworleans.com"Premium Health Care". New Orleans Living Magazine.Retrieved November 19, 2012.
Dec 6, 2017, 2:06 PM
Citation Linkabclocal.go.comTreating a hand disease the no surgery option
Dec 6, 2017, 2:28 PM
Citation Linkjcesom.marshall.eduDistinguished Alumnus Award
Dec 6, 2017, 2:53 PM
Citation Linkwww.medschool.lsuhsc.eduEric George M.D LSU faculty details
Dec 6, 2017, 2:12 PM
Citation Linkmyneworleans.comElbow to Wrist Reconstruction
Dec 6, 2017, 2:31 PM
Citation LinkOrpheum Theater opens to great fanfare
Dec 6, 2017, 2:40 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comMarshall University Honors Convocation
Dec 6, 2017, 2:49 PM
Citation Linkeuropemc.orgFactors influencing pregnancy outcome after trauma
Dec 6, 2017, 2:16 PM
Citation Linknola.com324-room iconic Windsor Court Hotel sold to local New Orleans group
Dec 6, 2017, 2:32 PM
Citation Linkherald-dispatch.comHuntington native surgeon successful in many disciplines, A profile of Eric George M.D.
Dec 6, 2017, 2:09 PM
Citation Linkunboundmedicine.comCapsular tissue: a new local flap.An article written by Eric George M.D.
Dec 6, 2017, 2:13 PM
Citation Linkmyneworleans.comLocal New Orleans men and their planes
Dec 6, 2017, 2:34 PM
Citation Linkhealthfitnessmag.comA profile of the CEO of Omega Hospital, a physician owned hospital in Metairie, Louisiana
Dec 6, 2017, 2:30 PM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comMarshall University Honors Convocation
Dec 6, 2017, 2:49 PM