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
George Yousef, MD, received his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Marshall University in West Virginia. Dr. Yousef is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography. He is also a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI). Dr. Yousef is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was elected as Fellow in Training Section Chair for the West Virginia American College of Cardiology. Dr. Yousef’s expertise is in cardiology, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular interventions, valvular heart disease and cardiac arrhythmia.
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.
Vijay Ravipati, MD, received his medical degree from St. Matthews University in the Grand Cayman British West Indies. He then completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. He complete his Cardiology fellowship in General Adult and Interventional Cardiology at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Dr. Ravipati has Coronary, Electrophysiology, and Peripheral Experience. Dr. Ravipati is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Ravipati’s expertise is in interventional cardiology. Dr. Ravipati is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate, and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 12 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 40 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across nine specialty categories. For more information, please visit ochsner.org.