Dr. James Stephen Jenkins, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM is the Section Head of Interventional Cardiology and the Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also serves as an associate professor of medicine for the University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans. He is currently board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease (2028), Interventional Cardiology (2030) and by the American Board of Vascular Medicine in Endovascular Intervention (2027). Throughout his career, Dr. Jenkins has continued cardiovascular translational research that began at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO during his fellowship where he performed procedures on a swine model studying coronary artery atherosclerosis resulting in numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. Currently, he continues to collaborate with both LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Health Sciences Center participating in multiple research projects supported by both institutional and government grants. Having this depth of experience in both human and animal subjects with atherosclerotic disease (acute myocardial infarction, hypertension, peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease) makes Dr. Jenkins well suited to diagnose and treat these disease processes in his practice at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Jenkins specializes in Interventional Cardiology performing coronary, peripheral and structural intervention including mitral, tricuspid, aortic, septal, left atrial appendage, carotid and venous intervention. Dr. Jenkins is also fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
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University of Arkansas College of Medicine (Little Rock, AR)
University of Missouri Health Center (Columbia, MO) - Internal medicine and cardiology
Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans, LA) - Interventional cardiology