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“I believe in giving patients the best surgical care. To me that means a combination of compassionate, high-touch care combined with the best of the high-technology tools at our disposal. I like spending time with patients and educating them in plain terms about their conditions, then getting excellent results with their treatment.”

Referring a patient for specialized cardiovascular care is a reflection on a physician’s good judgment. At Louisiana Cardiovascular & Thoracic Institute, we offer expertise you can feel supremely confident in. Our board-certified surgeon, Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS, has prestigious qualifications and vast experience in all aspects of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care.

Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS

Board-Certified: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Fellowship: American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians

Residency: General Surgery, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA; Thoracic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Member: American Heart Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Rapides Parish Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society

Selected Appointments: Major, United States Army Medical Corps; Served as Assistant Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler AMC, Hawaii; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon assigned to President Reagan during his 1986 trip to Guam; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon assigned to former South African president Nelson Mandela during his 2000 trip to Baton Rouge, LA

Academic Appointments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University Services of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, John A. Burns Medical School, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute
3311 Prescott Road, Suite 202
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-353-2722
Fax: 318-448-8918
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