Dr. Christopher White, MD

Dr. Christopher White, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher White, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.Read his story

Ochsner Clinic

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 72% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 71% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. White's bio

This content was provided by Dr. White " 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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. White "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."

2  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

17  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Oberlin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

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
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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. White's Reviews

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6 total reviews

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Dr. White's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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