Dr. Christopher White, MD

Dr. Christopher White, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
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64 y/o
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Dr. White says...

            Dr. White graduated AOA from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at Letterman Army Medical Center from 1978 thru 1983. He then joined the Staff of Letterman Army Medical Center as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of Cardiovascular Research in 1983. He became the Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Director of Cardiovascular Research in 1985 until leaving the military to become Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic in 1988. In 1994, he became the Director of Invasive Cardiology for HCI Medical Center in Glasgow, Scotland until returning to Ochsner in 1997. He currently serves as Professor of Medicine and System Chairman of Cardiovascular Diseases. He has received teacher of the year awards at Letterman and at Ochsner. He was recently honored as the Physician Leader of the Year at Ochsner.

            Dr. White was Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions between 2000 and 2010. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented more than 150 scientific abstracts. His major interests have centered around "device" development and include the co-invention of a coronary angioscope, a laser angioplasty catheter, and the Wiktor™ coronary stent. Another major area of interest has been the integration of coronary and peripheral vascular interventional therapy including the clinical utility of renal and carotid stents, limb-salvage angioplasty, pharmacologic and mechanical thrombolysis for acute ischemia, and acute stroke intervention. His current research interests involve the detection of biomarkers for vascular disease, the utililty of ablation devices for hypertension and the development of percutaneous heart valves. Dr. White maintains an active clinical referral practice evaluating and treating patients with coronary, peripheral vascular, neurovascular, valvular and structural heart disease.

Dr. White's Care Philosophy

Ochsner's philosophy is to individualize the patient's care, the right patient, the right time, and the right procedure.  Every patient is different and his/her needs must be considered individually.

Dr. White says...

As an interventional cardiologist I treat coronary, peripheral, and carotid artery disease.  I have 31 years of experience with coronary angioplasty and stents, peripheral vascular and renal artery stents, and carotid stents. We participate in clinical trials to offer our patients the latest cutting edge technology to provide non-surgical revascularization. Our philosophy is to offer the right patient, the right treatment, at the right time. We are a patient centered organization.

Dr. White's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Meritorious Service Medal, US Army, 1985
    • Staff Teaching Award, Letterman Army Medical Center, 1985
    • Teacher of the Year, Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 2000
    • Clinical Care Award, Case Western Reserve University, 1978
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society, CWRU, 1977
    • Physician Leader of the Year, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 2005
    • Achievement Medal, US Army, 1987 & 198
    • Hildner Lecturer, SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions, 2009
    • Mentor of the Year,Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 2007
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  • Media & Publications
    • White CJ. Carotid artery stent placement. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010; 3:467-74., 2010
    • White CJ, Abou-Chebl A, Cates CU, Levy EI, McMullan PW, Rocha-Singh K, Weinberger JM, Wholey MH. Stroke intervention catheter-based therapy for acute ischemic stroke. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 58:101-116., 2011
    • White CJ. Chronic mesenteric ischemia: Diagnosis and management. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2011; 54:36-40., 2011
    • White CJ. Optimizing outcomes for renal artery intervention. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2010; 3: 184-92., 2010
    • White CJ, Avula SB, Mintz RT, Iskander A, Chervu A, Feldman RL, Schermerhorn ML, Woo HH, Hopkins LN. Carotid artery revascularization with distal protection in high-surgical-risk patients in routine clinical practice: Rationale and design of the CABANA safety surveillance program. Catheter Cardiovas, 2011

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  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Letterman Army Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Letterman Army Med Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Letterman Army Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Oberlin College

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Impella Device
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty