Our Team

Razaa Ali, MBA

Clinic Services Manager

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J. Dudley Atkinson, MD

Urology and Robotics Surgery

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Craig Bardell

Director of Planned Giving

Stephen Bardot, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology

Mandy Barlow, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Katherine Baumgarten, MD

Infectious Disease & Wound Care

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Andrea Blumenstein

Writer, Marketing and Communications Intern

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, Ochsner Fitness Center

Katie Canizaro, MBA

Supervisor, Internal Communications Platforms

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

David Coffin, MD

Medical Director, OMC Emergency Department

Rebecca Colvin, LDN, MPH, RD

Registered Dietitian

Allison Conravey, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Patrick Jake Cripe, MD

Pediatric Intensive Care

Katie Crosbie

Physician Communications Supervisor

Lisa Dahlke

New Orleans Local Food Advocate

Khaled Dajani, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Erin Dauterive, MD


Daniel Denis, MD


Alicia DePaula, MD

General Pediatrics

Trent Desselle, MD

Medical Director, Behavioral Medicine Unit

Ashley Dew, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Leah Douglas, MD

General Pediatrics

Miriam M. Dugas

Student Occupational Therapist

Paige Entwisle

Public Relations Specialist

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John Erffmeyer, MD

Allergy and Immunology

Thomas Fairley, OD

Ophthalmology & Optometry

Lawrence Forest, OT

Occupational Therapist


Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT), Speech Therapy Services, Speech & Language Pathology, Voice Center

Tamara Fryer, PT, Cert-MDT

Physical Therapist

Mark Fujita, MD

Primary Care

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Katie Gibbs, MCD, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Harley Ginsberg, MD

Section Head, Neonatology

Nigel Girgrah, MD

Medical Director, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute

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Melissa Guidry

Communications Coordinator

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Melissa Guillot, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

System Diabetes Program Manager

Maged Guirguis, MD

Pain Management

Tripti Gupta, MD

Internal Medicine Resident - Ochsner Medical Center

Judith Halverson, PT, MHA

Physical Therapist

Nathan Harrison, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Megan Hartman, MD

Family Medicine

Jackson Hatfield, MD

Family Medicine

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Hillary Hebert

Head Coach, Ochsner Fitness Center Gymnastics

Russell Hendrick

Hand Surgeon

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

Nadja Jones, MD

Primary Care

Shobha Joshi, MD

Director, Hepatology Research

Aaron Karlin, MD

Chair, Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Christine Keating, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Charlotte Kelley

Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Robert Kelly, MD

Ophthalmology & Optometry

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Katie Kensinger , MS, RD, LDN

Senior Clinical Dietitian

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

Brian E. Kozar, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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


Georgia Lea, MD

Director, Movement Disorders Clinic

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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

Jeffrey P. Marino, MD

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT), Voice Center

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)

Cynthia Nguyen

Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Maria Nix, MSN, RN

Nurse Clinical Educator

Dmitriy Niyazov, MD

Section Head, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics

Jonathan Nussdorf, MD

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

Amber Peskin, CNS

Department of Neurology

Chung Pham, MD, ASCP

Internal Medicine

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

Ashley Seeman

Personal Trainer

Raymunda Semana, PharmD

Retail Pharmacy Manager

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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

Ruth Marie Sperier

Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist

Jessica St. Pierre, LCSW

Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Services

Misty Suri, MD

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Stacy Swanson

Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Reda Tolba, MD

Pain Management, Back and Spine

Amy Truitt, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Services, Family Birthing Center - Kenner

Janneke van der Molen

Occupational Therapist

Robert Vasquez, MD

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Aimee Vaughn, RN

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse

Scott Wanke

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Alaina Wertz

Youth Fitness Manager

Charles Whitlow, MD

Chairman, Colon & Rectal Surgery