Our Services

The LSU Healthcare Network is proud to offer over 30 specialties with numerous sub-specialties to meet your healthcare needs.

The LSU Healthcare Network has been a national leader in the use of electronic health records, allowing our physicians to provide coordinated healthcare to the patients we serve. From primary care to specialty care, our physicians work together to offer each patient individualized treatments, healthy living education and access to the latest diagnostic equipment.

Our multi-specialty physicians and academic faculty practice in LSU clinics conveniently located in and around the New Orleans area. Below is a complete list of medical services and physicians. Click on the links below for more information or call us at 504.412.1100.

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Our specialist are conveniently located in Kenner, in Uptown and on the Westbank. Patients may make their own appointments for a consult or they can be referred by other physicians. We accept almost all insurance carriers, Medicare, and LA. Medicaid. Learn more about our department.

Hours: 8a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
St. Charles Ave Multi-Specialty Phone: 504-412-1520
Westbank Phone: (504) 412-1390
Kenner Multi-Specialty Clinic Phone: (504) 412-1705

Uptown- St. Charles Ave Location
Murtuza Ali, MD
Jameel Ahmed, MD (Electrophysiolgist)
Stacey Ducombs, ACNP, MSN
Elias Hanna, MD
Nestor Mercado, MD
Frank Smart, MD

Westbank- Gretna Location
Jameel Ahmed, MD (Electrophysiolgist)
Stacey Ducombs, ACNP, MSN
Vijayendra Jaligam, MD
Nestor Mercado, MD
Frank Smart, MD

Kenner- West Esplanade Location
Neeraj Jain, MD
Pramilla Subramaniam, MD

Paul LeLorier, MD

Common conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

-Cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation

-Heart Attack

-Heart Failure


-Pacemakers and defibrillators

-Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD

We also treat patients with symptoms of:

-Chest Pain or tightness


-Shortness of Breath

-Syncope (passing out)

About Our Department

For generations, patients with serious heart problems have turned to LSU’s cardiologists and cardiac surgeons for help. Nationally recognized in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, heart imaging and diagnostics, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, our physicians provide comprehensive care of the highest caliber—ensuring our patients receive the most advanced treatments available.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans killing one in four Louisianans every year. As leaders in the foreground of Louisiana cardiology, LSU’s cardiology associates commit themselves to offering patients the best care available from routine care to specialized evaluation and management.

Cardiology patients experience personalized cardiac care in a state of the art environment, while also reaping the benefits of the education and research assets unique to LSU’s Department of Cardiology. Additionally, our research scientists and clinicians are constantly working to develop and refine new devices and procedures, translating our laboratory discoveries into ground-breaking new treatments improving heart care of the future.

Our LSU cardiology associates take pride in their active teaching role at the LSU School of Medicine and often teach other physicians throughout the United States at advanced levels. Our physicians have won many accolades and awards including listings in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors of America, and Best Doctors in New Orleans.