Alton Ochsner Medical Society Head: 

Sangeeta Shah, MD, FACC, FASE
Associate Professor
Director, Cardiovascular MRI at Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute
Co-Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program


Dr. Sangeeta Shah is Co-Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program and Director, Cardiovascular MRI at Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and received her Medical Degree from LSU- Shreveport. She initially trained at Ochsner Medical Center for Internal Medicine and then trained at UT —Galveston, University of South Florida, Washington Hospital Center, and Georgetown University for cardiology and cardiology subspecialties.

She joined the Adult Congenital Heart Team in 2005 and has been actively been involved in development of the department. She has presented on television, in newspapers, and in 2011, she lobbied on Capital Hill to advocate for the appropriate care of adults with ACHD. In 2013, she was featured on Best Doctors of New Orleans with an article on her work with ACHD. She has authored several articles for ACHD, but her most notable one was “Best Practices in managing transition to adulthood for adolescents with congenital heart disease” for the American Heart Association. Academically, she has given several grand rounds, talks at nation at national conferences and has been on the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session Program Committee for Congenital Heart Solutions from 2012 to 2015.

In addition to caring for adults born with congenital heart disease, she is actively involved in cardiovascular imaging. She is trained in Echocardiography, MRI, CT and Nuclear Cardiovascular imaging. She is currently president of the Imaging Society of Louisiana whose mission is to educate and advance its members to provide optimal patient care.

Through all her work, her passion is to teach: patients, medial personnel and medical trainees. In 2013 she became Associate Professor of Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland. She is Director, Cardiovascular Medical Subspecialties for the Ochsner Clinical School of Medicine for 4th year medical school students. She has also won teacher or mentor of the year for 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

Credentials & Qualifications

Dr. Shah is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology.


To schedule a meeting with the Ochsner Society Head, Sangeeta Shah, MD, please contact Mrs. Katie Guillot:

Phone: +1 504 703 2242

For all other enquiries regarding the Medical Societies at Ochsner, please contact the Ochsner Clinical School Office of Student Affairs:

Phone: +1 504 842 0197