Michael Acurio, MD
Recognized as highly skilled and known throughout the region as an innovator in orthopedics, Dr. Michael Acurio has been instrumental to the esteemed reputation of Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana since 1996.
Acurio grew up always wanting to be a doctor. When in medical school, Dr. Acurio originally thought he wanted to go into ophthalmology, but was invited to work with his soon to be senior partner, Clint McAlister, MD and realized orthopedics was his calling.
Dr. Acurio divides his practice in (3) ways: a third hip and knee replacements; a third upper extremity/hands; a third, general orthopedics. When Dr. Acurio trained in South Carolina he did train to do all things orthopedic and he continues to enjoy the variety of his practice continues to offer 30 years later.
He is the proud father/grandfather of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a huge supporter of SRAC (Shreveport Regional Arts Council), local youth athletics and several local charities throughout Shreveport- Bossier City. He enjoys scuba diving, running, and spending time with his family
Dr. Acurio sees patients at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana- Bossier City and performs surgeries at Specialists Hospital Shreveport.
Training and Affiliations
● Louisiana State Medical Society
● American Medical Association
● American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
● American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
● Northwest Louisiana Medical Society (NLMS)
● Residency – Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina
Sherri Ross- Medical Assistant
Sherri has worked for Dr. Acurio for over 13 years.
Michael Acurio, Jr. -Medical Assistant
Michael has proudly worked alongside his dad in the clinic for over 16 years.
Charles Tisdale, PA-C
Charles Tisdale, PA-C may be the newest member of Dr. Michael Acurio’s team at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana -Bossier City, but he has been a leader in orthopedic and spine care for over twenty five years in Central & Northwest Louisiana.
Charles served in the US Army and Louisiana National Guard as well as a year with the U.S. Public Health Service. USPHS is the little known 6th uniformed service.
Charles and his wife are the proud parents to two grown boys and enjoy spending time with family and friends. He is an avid outdoorsman and when time allows enjoys boating, fishing and hunting.
(3) Things to Know about Acurio…
(11) years and counting… Bossier City’s Favorite Orthopedic Surgeon
1. He’s a longtime favorite.
For over eleven years the Bossier Press Tribune has named him the Readers’ Choice Favorite orthopedic Surgeon.
2. He believes in giving back!
You more than likely can find Dr. Acurio’s name pop up on a a banner at a local school’s sports field, sporting a tux in full spirit at SRAC’s Christmas in the Sky, hosting a table or two at St. Jude’s Miracles on the Red banquet or dressing up with his girlfriend, Courtney, as the Perfect Grinchy duo at Shop with a Doc.
3. He really does care.
Above anything else, the most important thing to Dr. Acurio is that is that his patients knows that their care is his #1 priority.
Acurio’s Approach to Care
I really want my patients to know I care. When a patient walks out of my office, the first thing I want them to say is, HE CARES.”
“ I love a variety… a new hip, a fixed knee and a revived hand on a surgery day is a great day.”