Dr. John FairbanksDr. John Fairbanks

Dr. J. H. Fairbanks completed his undergraduate work at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (BS Biology-1979). He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, (1983). Following a flexible internship at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a surgical internship at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine he completed his residency in Orthopedics at Tulane University School of Medicine (1990). Dr. Fairbanks authored a publication in 1991 entitled Seminars in Spine Surgery: Instability in the Appendicular Skeleton, as well as a textbook chapter (2000) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine entitled “Labral Tears in Throwing Sports”.

Before entering private practice in Natchez, MS in 1998, he practiced with Orthopedic Associates of Abilene, TX from 1991-97. During this time, he was Musculoskeletal Chairman and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chairman at the Hendrick Medical Center of Abilene. He also served on Hendrick’s Professional Activities and CQI Committees. In 2000 he was Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.

Dr. Fairbanks provides a clinic for our community at the Franklin Medical Center campus monthly.

Office Location
Fairbanks Orthopedic Center
Riverpark Medical Center
107 Front Street
Vidalia, LA 71373
Phone: 318-336-2212

 Special Clinical Interests
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Non-Surgical Spine Care
Outpatient Orthopedics

 Board Certification
Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1995
Recertification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2005

American Sports Medicine Institute – 1997 (Arthroscopy/Sports Medicine)
DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. (Total Joints)
Elmwood Medical Center, Jefferson, LA (Spine)

Selected Present Activities
Active Staff Riverland Medical Center Ferriday, LA
Board of Trustees, Riverpark Medical Center

 Authored Publications
Orthopedic Sports Medicine, ed. W.E. Garrett, Labral Tears in Throwing Sports pp. 457-479,
2000, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.

Rhodes College Memphis, TN 1979 Bachelors of Science Degree
LSUMC New Orleans, LA 1983 Doctor of Medicine
Charity Hospital New orleans, LA 1983-84 Transitional Intern
University of Tenn Chattanooga, TN 1984-85 Surgical Intern
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 1985-90 Orthopedic Residency
Private Fellowship Henry, Larocca, M.D. 7/90-12/90 Spine Fellow
Depsul Hospital Leo Whiteside, M.D. 1/91-6/91 Total Joint Fellow
American Sports James R. Andrews, M.D. 6/98-12/98 Sports Medicine Fellow
Medicine Institute