Christopher J. White


Dr. Christopher J. White

Interventional Cardiology

Chairman and Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Medical Institutions
Professional Interests
Research and Collaboration
SurModicsScientific Advisory Board MemberMedical device coatingsConsulting Fees
Professional Highlights
Clinical Role (07/18/2024)

System Chairman of Cardiovascular Diseases

Editiorial Activity (07/18/2024)

Editor in Chief: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 2000-2010

Associate Editor: JACC Interventions 2010 -

Editor: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2014 -


Dr. White graduated AOA from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology in San Francisco at Letterman Army Medical Center, from 1978 thru 1983. After joining the Staff of Letterman Army Medical Center as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of Cardiovascular Research in 1983, he moved to Washington, DC, to Direct the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiocascular Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1985. In 1988, he became Director of the Catheterization Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA. He moved to Glasgow, Scotland as the Director of Invasive Cardiology for HCI Medical Center in 1994, and then returned to Ochsner as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology in 1997. He has received teacher of the year awards at Letterman and at Ochsner. He was recently honored as the Physician Leader of the Year at Ochsner. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at Ochsner Medical Center and Professor of Medicine for the Ochsner Clinical School-University of Queensland, and the Chief of Medical Services at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

He is Past President of the national Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and was recently honored as a Master Interventionalist and received the Mason Sones service award. Academically, Dr. White served as Editor-in-Chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions from September 2000 until December 2010, and is currently Associate Editor for JACC Interventions. He has published more than 250 manuscripts and presented more than 100 scientific abstracts in the field of interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular diseases. His major research interests involve technology development for cardiovascular disease and include the co-invention of a coronary angioscope, a laser angioplasty catheter, and the Wiktor™ coronary stent. Another major area of interest has been the integration of coronary, peripheral, and neurovascular interventional therapy including the clinical utility of renal and carotid stents, limb-salvage angioplasty, pharmacologic and mechanical thrombolysis for acute ischemia, and revascularization therapy for acute stroke. His current research interests involve the detection of biomarkers for vascular disease, studying embolic protection devices to prevent renal artery atheroembolization and the development of coated stents to prevent restenosis. Dr. White remains clinically active with a referral practice in interventional cardiology and endovascular interventions.