Carl (Chip) Lavie, Jr., M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP
Dr. Lavie graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School in 1983 and received the Physiology and Cardiology awards and performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Ochsner Medical Institutions. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, where he also served as a member of the faculty in 1989. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lavie is a staff cardiologist at the Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans and currently is Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology; Director, Exercise Testing Laboratory; and Staff Cardiologist, Echocardiographic Laboratory at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and he has previously served for 10 years as Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Training program. Dr. Lavie’s research interests include the fields of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, including lipids, hypertension, obesity, and exercise, as well as noninvasive testing, encompassing echocardiography, exercise testing, and nuclear cardiology. He is the author or co-author of over 600 medical publications including two cardiology textbooks, and over 30 book chapters. Dr. Lavie also serves as a frequent lecturer, reviewer for several medical journals, and is Associate Editor(soon to be Cardiovascular Section Editor) of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and Congestive Heart Failure and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Prevention, Postgraduate Medicine Emergency Medicine, the Ochsner Journal, Coronary Artery Disease, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, , Current Cardiology Reviews, Cardiovascular Disorders,Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, The Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal and The Open Heart Failure Journal. He has previously served on the editorial boards of Chest, Internal Medicine, and as the US Associate Editor of Cardiology in the Elderly and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. For the years 2003 and 2004 he served as Chairman of Vascular, Hypertension and Prevention for the American College of Cardiology and he has been an elite reviewer for the college. On a more personal level, Dr. Lavie is an avid sports fan and exercise enthusiast who runs on average 40+ miles/week and regularly competes in road races holding personal records in the 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon of 18:30, 38:30, 1 hr 24 min, and 3 hr 10 min, respectively.