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Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized as World Expert on Health Topics

Dr. Carl “Chip” Lavie Ranked in 13 Areas by Expertscape

Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized as World Expert on Health Topics

Dr. Carl “Chip” Lavie, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP – Medical Director Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and Director of the Exercise Laboratories at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) – has been recognized as a top healthcare expert by Expertscape – an organization dedicated to helping healthcare consumers find and connect with the best medical experts worldwide.

As a medical search and content service, Expertscape uses objective algorithms to identify, assess and rank the most knowledgeable and experienced physicians, clinicians and researchers based on peer-reviewed research and other written articles. Expertscape enables healthcare consumers to easily identify and research medical experts across over 26,000 different topics by condition, expertise, and location.

Dr. Lavie ranks in 13 unique topics on Expertscape. He holds the top spot worldwide for:

  • Physical Fitness ( 1st)
  • Exercise (1st)
  • Obesity (1st)

Dr. Lavie is ranked in the top 10 worldwide for:

  • Health (2nd)
  • Lifestyle (6th)
  • Jogging (10th)

Dr. Lavie is ranked in the top 50 worldwide for:

  • Exercise Therapy (11th)
  • Rehabilitation (16th)
  • Running (24th)
  • Sedentary Lifestyle (29th)
  • Exercise Tolerance (32nd)
  • Fish Oils (39th)
  • Coffee (46th)

Dr. Lavie earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed an internship and residency at Ochsner followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular training at the Mayo Clinic Foundation Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lavie is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1989. His expertise includes non-invasive imaging, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and exercise physiology.

Dr. Lavie is an active researcher and author of The Obesity Paradox. He has published over 1000 articles and chapters for scientific medical publications, including two cardiology textbooks. Recent published pieces include:

In addition to being widely published, Dr. Lavie serves as a scientific reviewer or editorial board member for several prestigious scientific journals. Currently, he is the Associate Editor for Population Medicine for The Ochsner Journal, the Associate Editor and Cardiovascular Section Editor of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Associate Editor of Current Problems in Cardiology and Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases.

JOHVI is home to more than 50 cardiologists and surgeons who work closely with each patient to develop a customized healthcare plan that is both targeted and effective. Ochsner also participates in over 100 clinical trials for the goal of advancing knowledge of the mechanisms, treatments and diagnoses of cardiovascular disease. JOHVI was founded under the leadership of renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. John L. Ochsner, Sr., who pioneered valve and coronary surgery.

For more information about Ochsner Cardiology, please visit or call 866.624.7637.