Christopher J. White, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC

Professor of Medicine
System Chairman for Cardiovascular Disease
Director, John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute

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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 (LAMC) in San Francisco (1978-1983).

After joining the Staff of LAMC as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of Cardiovascular Research in 1983, he moved to Washington, DC, to Direct the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiovascular Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1985. After completing his service obligation in 1988, he joined the staff at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, becoming Director of the Catheterization Laboratory. In 1994, Dr. White moved to Glasgow, Scotland as the Director of Invasive Cardiology for HCI Medical Center.

In 1997, he returned to Ochsner as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology. Currently Dr. White holds the positions of Chief of Medical Services at Ochsner Medical Center, Medical Director for Service Lines and the System Chairman of Cardiovascular Disease for the 14 hospital Ochsner Health System, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine for the Ochsner Clinical School-University of Queensland.

He has received Teacher of the Year awards at Letterman (1985) and at Ochsner (2000) and was voted Mentor of the Year by the Cardiology Fellows in 2007. In 2015, he was honored as the Physician Executive Leader of the Year Ochsner. He was also recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as a 2019 Master of the ACC Award for outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. White is a Past-President of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). He is the past Steering Committee Chairman for the National Cardiovascular Database Registry’s (NCDR) carotid and peripheral revascularization efforts. Academically, Dr. White served as Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (2000-2010), and is currently Editor for Progress in Cardiovascular Disease (2014-), and Associate Editor for JACC Interventions.

He has published more than 250 manuscripts and presented more than 100 scientific abstracts in the field of interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular diseases. His major research interests involve technology development for non-surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease and includes the co-invention of a coronary angioscope, a laser angioplasty catheter, and the Wiktor™ coronary stent.

The major areas of clinical interest have been the integration of coronary, peripheral, and neurovascular interventional therapy including the clinical utility of renal and carotid stents, limb-salvage angioplasty, revascularization therapy for acute stroke, and developing peripheral vascular appropriate use criteria. Dr. White was honored as a Master Interventionalist (MSCAI) in 2014, and remains clinically active with a referral practice in interventional cardiology and endovascular interventions.

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Internship

Letterman Army Medical Center

Residency

Letterman Army Medical Center

Fellowship

Letterman Army Medical Center

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