Dr. Duarte received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University and Doctor of Medicine from Florida State University College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Following this, he completed specialized fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction for hip and knee replacement and revision surgery at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He initially began orthopaedic practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2013. He returned to New Orleans and joined LCMC Health at New Orleans East in January 2019.