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Leadership & Physicians

Christi Marceaux

Assistant Vice-President, Heart Health Services
  • More than 27 years experience in health care with last 23 in Nursing Management/Administration
  • Charity Hospital School of Nursing, New Orleans
  • Nursing background includes Med-Surg, Telemetry, ER, ICU, LTAC, Nursing Education and Outpatient Management

Charles J. DiCorte, MD

Heart Health Services Surgical Director and Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ochsner Clinic Foundation–Northshore

1000 Ochsner Blvd., 2nd Floor
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 875-2828
  • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Internship Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
  • Residency Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship/Thoracic Surgery University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Certifed by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Gregory J. Eckholdt, MD

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ochsner Clinic Foundation–Northshore

1000 Ochsner Blvd., 2nd Floor
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 875-2828
  • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Internship Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Residency Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship/Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Jose Mena, MD

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ochsner Clinic Foundation–Northshore

1000 Ochsner Blvd., 2nd Floor
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 875-2828
  • MD Esc. Auto De Cien Med De Centro America, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Internship Interfaith Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship/Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA
  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Nik Abraham, MD

Heart Health Services Medical Director and Cardiologist

North Oaks Cardiology

16070 Doctors' Blvd. 
Hammond, LA 70403 
(985) 230-7350
 
Also seeing patients at:

North Oaks Cardiology Clinic—Livingston

17199 Spring Ranch Road, Suite 210
Livingston, LA 70754
(225) 686-4960
  • MD Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College, Newark, Delaware
  • Internship Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College, Newark, Delaware
  • Residency Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College, Newark, Delaware
  • Fellowship/Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease  Christiana Care Health System/Jefferson Medical College, Newark, Delaware
  • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

Jherie D. Ducombs, MD

Heart Health Services Medical Director and Cardiologist

North Oaks Cardiology

16070 Doctors' Blvd.
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 230-7350
  • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Internship Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Residency Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Fellowship/Cardiology University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

William P. Kopfler, MD

Heart Health Services Medical Director and Cardiologist

North Oaks Cardiology

16070 Doctors' Blvd.
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 230-7350
  • MD Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Internship Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Residency Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship/Cardiology Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

    James M. Parker, MD

    Heart Health Services Medical Director and Cardiologist

    North Oaks Cardiology

    16070 Doctors' Blvd.
    Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 230-7350

    Also seeing patients at:

    North Oaks Cardiology Clinic—Livingston

    17199 Spring Ranch Road, Suite 210
    Livingston, LA 70754
    (225) 686-4960
    • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
    • Internship LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Residency LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Fellowship/Cardiology LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

      Marc Bernstein, MD

      Cardiologist

      Louisiana Heart Center

      42078 Veterans Ave., Suite D
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 340-1966
      • MD Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
      • Internship Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Residency Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
      • Fellowship/Cardiology Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, LA
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

      Bruce Ennis, MD

      Cardiologist

      Louisiana Heart Center

      42078 Veterans Ave., Suite D
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 340-1966
      • MD University of Autonomous Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico
      • Internship Fifth Pathway New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
      • Residency SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
      • Fellowship/Cardiology & Heart Failure Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
      • Fellowship/Interventional Cardiology Rush Presbyterian St. Luke, Chicago, IL
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease

      Keith G. Hickey, MD

      Cardiologist

      Louisiana Heart Center

      42078 Veterans Ave., Suite D
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 340-1966
      • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Internship Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
      • Residency Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
      • Residency LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease


      Bruce J. Iteld, MD

      Cardiologist

      Louisiana Heart Center

      42078 Veterans Ave., Suite D
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 340-1966
      • MD Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
      • Internship Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Residency Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Fellowship/Cardiology Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology


      Ghiath M. Mikdadi, MD

      Cardiologist

      Heart Clinic of Hammond

      16033 Doctors' Blvd.
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 974-9278
      • MD Jordan University of Science, Irbid, Jordan
      • Internship Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
      • Residency LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
      • Fellowship/Cardiology LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease


      Dale A. Presser, MD

      Cardiologist

      Heart Clinic of Hammond

      16033 Doctors' Blvd.
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 974-9278
      • MD Ross University School of Medicine, Edison, NJ
      • Residency University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
      • Fellowship/Cardiovascular Disease Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease

      Jay R. Silverstein, MD

      Cardiologist

      Louisiana Heart Center

      42078 Veterans Ave., Suite D
      Hammond, LA 70403
      (985) 340-1966
      • MD LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
      • Internship Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
      • Residency Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
      • Fellowship/Cardiology University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
      • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease