Chris is a native of New Orleans who joined Ochsner in 2002, working as a strength coach, personal trainer and a program coordinator working with athletes. He is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist and USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach. He is also board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants. Chris joined the Sports Medicine Institute in August 2017 and assists in high school and college event coverage across the Greater New Orleans area.

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By Christopher Mercadel, Jr. , PA-C