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Carl J. Lavie Jr., MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

Carl J. Lavie Jr., MD



Dr. Carl J. Lavie, Jr., is medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology and director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory at John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans. He previously served for 10 years as associate director of the Internal Medicine Training program and consultant in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Lavie’s research interests include cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, lipids, hypertension, obesity, and exercise, as well as noninvasive testing, encompassing echocardiography, exercise testing, and nuclear cardiology.

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree, Louisiana State University Medical School, 1983
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Ochsner
  • Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 1989

Professional Highlights

  • Inaugural John Ochsner Award, 2019
  • Ochsner Alumnus of the Year, 2019
  • Keynote Speaker, American College of Sports Medicine and the Cardiac Rehabilitation one for the AACVPR, 2013
  • Research Award, 2013
  • Associate Editor, Cardiovascular Section Editor, Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Editor in Chief of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases and Associate Editor of Current Problems in Cardiology and Progress in Preventive Medicine and serves on the
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of the American College of Cardiology; American Journal of Cardiology; Heart; Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Sports Medicine; Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Prevention
  • Chairman of the Document Oversights Committee for AACVPR, 2011-present
  • Chairman, Vascular, Hypertension and Prevention, American College of Cardiology, 2003-2004


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