Leadership

Officers

President/Governor
Frank Smart, MD, FACC

Vice President
Sergio Schabelman, MD, FACC

Secretary/Treasurer
Pratap Reddy, MD, FACC

Immediate Past President
Hector Ventura, MD, FACC

Sangeeta Shah, MD, FACC
President

Daniel Morin, MD, MPH, FACC
Research

Pradeep Nair, MD, FACC
PVD

Hamang Patel, MD, FACC
Heart Failure/pHTN

Jherie Ducombs,  MD, FACC
Secretary/Treasurer WIC

Peter Fail, MD, FACC
Interventional Cardiology/Structural Heart

Kenneth Civello, MD, FACC
Arrhythmia

Kalgi Modi, MBBS, FACC
Program Director At Large

Michael White, MD, PhD, FACC
Congenital Heart Disease – Peds

Thomas Young
Congenital Heart Disease – ACHD

Sangeeta Shah, MD, FACC
Imaging

Ali Murtuzza, MD, FACC
Advocacy At Large

David Daly, MD, FACC
Early Career

Merrill Stewart, MD
Early Career

Kristin Dupre, Pharm D
Moriah Richie, PA

Rahman Mehnaz, MD
Dahal Khagendra, MD
John Moscona, MD
Madhav Upadhyaya, MD

Tripti Gupta, MD
Parker LaVigne, MD
Naga Sai Shravan Turaga, MD
Raja Sinha, MD
Christen Harris, MD
Ryley McPeters, MD
Mike Zimmerman, MD

Chad Becnel
Evan O’Keefe

Todd Mule 
CV Administrator

Councilors

District One
Greater New Orleans Area Councilor
Mark Cassidy, MD, FACC
Brian Cospolich, MD, FACC

District Two
St. Tammany Area Councilor
Ali Amkieh, MD, FACC

District Three
Baton Rouge Area Councilor
Dan Fontenot, MD, FACC

District Four
Bayou Area Councilor
James Lam, MD, FACC

District Five
Lafayette Area Councilor
David Baker, MD, FACC

District Six
Lake Charles Area Councilor
John Winterton, MD, FACC

District Seven
Alexandria Area Councilor
Romel Wrenn, MD, FACC

District Eight
Shreveport Area Councilor
Michael Futrell, MD, FACC

District Nine
Northeast Area Councilor
Ronald Koepke, MD, FACC

District Ten
Councilor-At-Large
David Elazardi, MD, FACC
Joe Deumite, MD, FACC

Cardiac Care Associates
Laurie Ventura, RN

Practice Administrators
Karen Engelhardt

Executive Director
Janna Pecquet