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Jose D. Tafur Soto, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Accepting New Patients
Jose D. Tafur Soto, MD
4.9 of 5 Stars
Based on 69 Patient Verified Ratings
Years Practicing

Jose D. Tafur Soto, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
10310 The Grove Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70836


Dr. Jose Tafur is an interventional cardiologist and is the cardiovascular disease fellowship program director in the department of cardiology at Ochsner. His primary professional focus has been on interventions for structural heart disease and postgraduate medical education. Dr. Tafur has served in the international committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and in the education standards committee of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He is a fellow of the ACC and SCAI. Since joining the faculty at Ochsner, he has received teacher, mentor and research mentor of the year awards. He has authored multiple manuscripts and book chapters in transcatheter aortic valve replacement and peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Tafur is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Tafur performs complex high-risk coronary interventions, transcatheter valve replacement and repair, peripheral arterial angioplasty and stenting and percutaneous treatment for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, amongst other conditions. Dr. Tafur attended medical school at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, his hometown. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas in Houston. He continued to do his fellowship in cardiology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, followed by additional training in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at Ochsner. He joined our faculty in 2017 and became the cardiovascular disease program director in 2020. He moved forward to become the Interventional Cardiology program director in 2024. He is married and has four very young children as well as two big dogs. He enjoys spending time with his family, taking long road trips. He loves biking, fishing and cooking.

Education and Training

Medical School

Universidad Del Valle - GME
Field of Study: Medical Doctor


University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals
Field of Study: Internal Medicine


Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Interventional Cardiology

Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Cardiovascular Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

I feel cared for as if I am the sole focus of the teams care

February 2024


December 2023

Dr. Tafur makes you feel very comfortable and answers any questions you may have without hesitation. Very patient oriented!

November 2023

Dr. Tafur put me at ease and answered all my questions. His staff was courteous and respectful.

November 2023

All was well

September 2023

Good patient experience.

September 2023

Dr. Tafur Soto is a compassionate & knowledgeable physician with impeccable bedside manner. I've been under his care for four (4) years now.