Dr. Herve Ouanezar

Dr. Herve Ouanezar MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the
management of sports related injuries of the knee. After graduating top of his class at Claude Bernard University Medical School, he accomplished his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospices Civils University Hospital in Lyon, France. Subsequently, he completed three world-renowned fellowships in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery including one at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery FIFA Medical Centre inNew York, USA. During his training, Dr. Ouanezar served as team physician, and has treated recreational and professional athletes in a multitude of sports (football, basketball, ski, etc.) with excellent outcomes. He has a special interest in sports-related injuries in soccer players.

Dr Ouanezar is a graduate of the FIFA Medical Diploma and is enrolled in the International
Olympic Committee Diploma. His clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
injury, meniscus tears and their management (including meniscal repair and meniscus
transplantation), complex multi-ligament knee injuries, patellofemoral pain and instability,
and cartilage restoration procedures.

Dr. Ouanezar has utilized his vast and comprehensive research on sports medicine injuries to
improve patient care and treat knee problems. He has published more than 20 peer reviewed
scientific manuscripts and book chapters and has given professional presentations, symposia
and instructional course lectures. His personal athletic accomplishments have given him a
unique insight and understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy and active


Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery Fellowship

  • Hospital for Special Surgery FIFA Medical Centre – New York, USA
  • Centre Orthopédique Santy FIFA Medical Centre – Lyon, France
  • Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital FIFA Medical Centre – Doha, Qatar

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • Hospices Civils de Lyon, France

Medical School

  • Claude Bernard University Lyon, France

Titles & Certifications

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Dubai Health Authority License
  • French National Board
  • Swiss National Board

FIFA Medical Diploma

Professional Associations

  • SFA