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William H. Risher, MD, FACS

Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

LSU Healthcare Network Clinic

West Bank Location
4500 10th St., Suite B
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 412-1960 Phone
(504) 412-1965 Fax 

Uptown Location
3700 St. Charles Ave., 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 412-1325 Phone
(504) 412-1498 Fax 

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Academic Office

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue, Room 734
New Orleans, LA 70112 

Phone:  (504) 568-4750
Fax: (504) 568-4730

wrishe@lsuhsc.edu 

Degrees University of New Orleans - New Orleans, LA - Engr.

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA - Biomed Engr. B.S.

Bio

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, MD

Residency: General Surgery
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
New Orleans, LA 7/85-6/90           

Chief Resident, General Surgery
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
New Orleans, LA 7/89-6/90           

Cardiovascular Surgery
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
New Orleans, LA 7/90-6/92
     
Chief Resident, Cardiovascular Surgery
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
New Orleans, LA 7/91-6/92 

Clinical Fellowships: Cardiovascular Surgery
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
New Orleans, LA 7/90 - 6/92

Dr. Risher trained in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery at Ochsner Clinic, and is board certified in both specialties. He was at the University of Rochester in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, where he oversaw the residency program and started the Center for Aortic Disease and the Thoracic Transplant Program. He was the Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital Network in Bethlehem, PA. He was recruited back to New Orleans to head up the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. He has extensive experience with both cardiac and vascular surgery. He started a multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic, Center for Aortic Disease, congestive heart failure clinic, and arrhythmia clinic at the two previous locations.

Clinical Interests

Complex valvular disease

Congestive heart failure surgery

Heart transplantation

Aortic aneurysm disease

Minimally invasive surgery

Robotic surgery

Endovascular treatment of cardiac and vascular disease

Transmyocardial revascularization for ischemic heart disease
Vascular surgery

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