Gerald Cvitanovich, MD

Chief Strategy Officer, Urgent Care

Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Cvitanovich is a 1978 graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tulane University in 1982 and went on to attend medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Cvitanovich completed a Family Practice Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and became board-certified in Family Practice.

After residency, 1986, Dr. Cvitanovich worked for three years as a Medical Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line and American-Hawaii Cruise Line. In 1992, he joined the emergency department staff at East Jefferson General Hospital. He also served as Medical Director of East Jefferson Hospital’s Wound Center from 2002 to 2007. He was elected by the medical staff to three terms on the Medical Executive Committee at East Jefferson.

In 2002, Dr. Cvitanovich founded EJ After Hours Urgent Care. This one center eventually was re-named MHM Urgent Care and grew to 14 locations in seven parishes prior to being acquired by Ochsner. Dr. Cvitanovich was elected Coroner of Jefferson Parish for a term beginning March 2012, and was re-elected without opposition in 2016.

Dr. Cvitanovich lives in Metairie with his wife Heidi and four children, Maya, Caroline, Kacie, and Little Drago.

Medical School

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans


LSU School of Medicine- Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital


LSU School of Medicine- Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital

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