Welcome Ochsner Alumni
The Ochsner Alumni Association
The Ochsner Alumni Association (OAA) has more than 4,000 members who represent medical and surgical specialties, education, and research throughout the United States and internationally.
The goals of the Ochsner Alumni Association (OAA) are to develop and maintain a close scientific and professional relationship with its membership, and to assist in the recognition and support of its members throughout the world. The OAA’s role is to facilitate fellowship and networking amongst its members.
Ochsner Health Alumni include:
- Physicians who have received their training at Ochsner
- Graduates of the Ochsner Clinical School/University of Queensland Medical School
- Ochsner staff physicians who have 15 or more years tenure with Ochsner
- Retired Ochsner physicians
Ochsner Alumni Board of Advisors
Hector Ventura, MD, FACC, FACP - President
Timothy Riddell, MD - Vice President
Christopher Fontenot, MD, FACS - Secretary/Treasurer
Charles 'Chuck' DiCorte, MD, FACS - Member-At-Large
James 'Jim' Gilmore, MD, FACS - Member-At-Large
Jose Mena, MD, FACS - Member-At-Large
James Milburn, MD - Member-At-Large
Christopher Rodrigue, MD - Member-At-Large
John Renz, MD, FACR - Past President
Devinder Bhatia, MD, FACS - Past President
Michael Trotter, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP - President, Emeritus
Lifetime Members become part of the Ochsner Alumni Society, the exclusive inner circle that also includes outstanding and honorary alumni. Lifetime Members enjoy benefits such as priority seating at Homecoming and special events in their honor. Dues collected for Lifetime Memberships to the Ochsner Alumni Association are placed in a permanently endowed fund with only the interest used for student projects and Alumni events. The cost is a one-time $1,000 fee.