Our Team

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J. Dudley Atkinson, MD

Urology and Robotics Surgery

Stephen Bardot, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology

Mandy Barlow, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Katherine Baumgarten, MD

Infectious Disease & Wound Care

Daniel Bronfin, MD

General Pediatrics

Jay Brooks, MD

Chairman of Hematology/Oncology Ochsner-Baton Rouge

Samira L Brown, MD

General Pediatrics

Jennifer Brunet, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Colin Brunet

Personal Trainer, Elmwood Fitness Center

Katie Canizaro

Internal Communications Specialist

Daniel Canter, MD

Director of Urologic Oncology

Michael Castine, MD

Cardiology, Heart & Vascular, Interventional Cardiology Program

Pedro Cazabon, MD

Section Head, General Internal Medicine

Paul Celestre, MD

Orthopedics, Back and Spine Center

Rebecca Colvin, LDN, MPH, RD

Registered Dietitian

Allison Conravey, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Patrick Jake Cripe, MD

Pediatric Intensive Care

Katie Crosbie

Physician Communications Supervisor

Khaled Dajani, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Erin Dauterive, MD


Daniel Denis, MD


Alicia DePaula, MD

General Pediatrics

Ashley Dew, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Leah Douglas, MD

General Pediatrics

Miriam M. Dugas

Student Occupational Therapist

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John Erffmeyer, MD

Allergy and Immunology

Thomas Fairley, OD

Ophthalmology & Optometry

Lawrence Forest, OT

Occupational Therapist

Tamara Fryer, PT, Cert-MDT

Physical Therapist

Harley Ginsberg, MD

Section Head, Neonatology

Nigel Girgrah, MD

Medical Director, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute

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Melissa Guidry

Communications Coordinator

Maged Guirguis, MD

Pain Management

Judith Halverson, PT, MHA

Physical Therapist

Dean A. Hickman, MD

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

David J Houghton, MD, MPH

Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, Neurology

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Jim House, BSN, RN, CEN

Director of Critical Care at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner

Eiman Jahangir, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Consultative Cardiologist

Louis Jeansonne , MD

Associate Medical Director, Surgical Services

Aaron Karlin, MD

Chair, Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Christine Keating, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Robert Kelly, MD

Ophthalmology & Optometry

Abdul Khan, MD

Neurology, Ochsner Baton Rouge

Bahij Khuri, MD

Cardiology, Ochsner Baton Rouge

Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD

Sports and Lifestyle Dietitian

Teresa King, MD

General ENT & Head and Neck Surgery

Surveen Klein, LCSW-BACS, MPH

Transplant Social Work Supervisor, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute

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Heather Knost St. Germain , BS-RRT, CTTS

Smoking Cessation Specialist

Eric Laborde, MD

Urology and Men’s Health

Donavon Lafleur, OD

Opthalmology and Optometry

Daniel Larriviere, MD

Residency Program Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Carl (Chip) Lavie, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention

Andrew Lawton, MD


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Mickie LeSage, RRT, BSRT, CTTS

Certified Tobacco Cessation Specialist

Amanda Lewis, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Shannon Lovell, L.C.S.W.

Clinical Social Worker

Stacy Mandras, MD

Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation

Richard G. Marek, MD

Chairman, Department of Family Medicine

Donna Martin, RN

VP of Nursing and CNO, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.

Julie Martin, MD


Stacy Martinez

Senior Marketing Specialist

Emily McElrath , PT, DPT, MTC, ATC

Certified Manual Therapist

Chelsea McGehee, MA, CHES

Certified Health Education Specialist

Megan McKenzie, Pharm. D.

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist

Jamie M. Meeks, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Director of Sports Nutrition, New Orleans Saints & Pelicans

Richard Milani, MD

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer

Rebecca Miller, MPH, RD, LDN

Lifestyle Nutritionist

Brian Moore, MD

Chairman, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Dmitriy Niyazov, MD

Section Head, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics

Jonathan Nussdorf, MD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

Kathryn Oubre, MD

General Pediatrics

Nichole Polin, MD, FACC

Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship

Jose Posas, MD


Tim Povtak

Guest Blogger

Lorri Price, NP

Lead Advanced Practice Provider

J.P. Reilly, MD, FACC

Vice Chariman, Clinical Affairs, Dept. of Cardiovascular Disease

Alfred Robichaux, MD

Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jake Rodi, MD

Family Medicine

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Edward Roubal

Personal Trainer

Shellie P. Rovelo, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Aldo Russo, MD


Rebecca Saacks

Safe Sitter Certified Instructor

Amber Sandoval-Griffin

Digital Content Manager

Brittany Santos, MS, RD, LDN

Certified Diabetes Educator

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Mariastella Serrano, MD

Section Head, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

J. Brian Seymour, MD

Medical Director

Sangeeta Shah, MD, FACC, FASE

Co-Director, Adult Congenital Program

Dana Smetherman, MD

Section Head, Breast Imaging

Victoria Smith, MD

Family Medicine

Misty Suri, MD

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Stacy Swanson

Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Reda Tolba, MD

Pain Management, Back and Spine

Janneke van der Molen

Occupational Therapist

Robert Vasquez, MD

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Scott Wanke

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Alaina Wertz

Youth Fitness Manager

Charles Whitlow, MD

Chairman, Colon & Rectal Surgery