Cardiology Affiliation

Local Cardiology Care, World-Class Quality   

In order to expand local services, decrease travel time and offer greater access to world-class, quality care for our patients, St. James Parish Hospital has a clinical affiliation with Ochsner for continuous cardiology support from a team of Ochsner Medical Center—Kenner physicians. Through this affiliation, we are excited to care for more patients right here at home. 

What You Can Expect

  • Additional outpatient cardiology clinic options
  • 24/7 cardiology support for ER & Inpatients
  • Access to a national leader in cardiac care
  • Seamless transfer options

Schedule an Appointment

Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner Cardiologists see outpatients in the Medical Plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital. To schedule an appointment call, 225.258.2037.

About the Physicians

Nakash Grant, MD earned his undergrad degree from Andrews University in Michigan. His Medical school background includes attending Loma Linda University (Medicine), Kettering Medical Center (Internal Medicine) and Kettering Medical Center (Cardiovascular Medicine). Dr. Grant completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Kettering Medical Center and his Cardiovascular Fellowship at Kettering Medical Center and Dayton VAH Medical Center all located in Ohio. Dr. Grant is a Board-Certified Internist and Board-Certified with the National Board of Echocardiography. 



Benjamin Romick, MD, earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Keesler USAF Medical Center in Mississippi and a Cardiovascular Fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center/Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Texas. He completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore–Einstein Heart Center in New York. He served 15 years on active duty in the Air Force. His special areas of interest include transradial cardiac catheterization, complex coronary intervention, chronic total occlusion intervention, and cardiac rhythm device implantation and management.



Zola N'Dandu, MD, earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2004, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He then completed both a Cardiovascular Fellowship and an Interventional Cardiology Fellowhsip at Ochsner Clinic Foundation Hospital.






Jonathan Bonilla, MD, earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He also completed an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center. He speaks English and Spanish and is board-certified in cardiology








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