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In Memoriam


February 10, 1975 – March 18, 2024

Dr. Adam Perry was a founding physician of Louisiana Orthopaedic Center for Athletes, which in July of 2009 was renamed Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists.

He graduated from medical school at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans based out of Charity Hospital. Dr. Perry was literally and figuratively a giant in the program, mentoring and encouraging junior residents and medical students. He eventually traveled to San Antonio to complete a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine under the renowned Dr. Jesse C. DeLee, who considered him “the best Fellow he ever had,” before finally landing in Lafayette.

As a newcomer to the Lafayette medical community, Dr. Perry had a vision for what orthopedic medicine could be in Acadiana. He founded Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists as a solo surgeon and helped build LOS to 16 physicians and surgeons, more than 200 employees, and multiple locations to provide Acadiana residents with sub-specialized orthopedic care.

When Dr. Perry wasn’t working, he was alongside his wife Heidi and their three sons—listening to music, enjoying good food, and spending time with friends. Adam was a devoted husband and father who supported his boys in all activities and sports. As their spirited cheerleader, he even volunteered as the Head of Sports Medicine for Teurlings Catholic High School. He never missed a Friday night on the sidelines.

Dr. Perry touched many lives across Acadiana as a physician and surgeon, volunteer, business leader, practice partner, friend, father and husband. Patients adored his larger-than-life demeanor with his beaming smile, booming voice, and ability to put them at ease. Not only was he compassionate and caring; he was a dedicated surgeon and healer, too. Dr. Perry was truly a visionary. He left us far too soon, but his legacy at LOS will live on.