Najy Masri, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Section of Hospital Medicine

Hospitalist Track Director, LSU Internal Medicine Residency Program

Chairman, LSU 32 Committee

Vice Chief of Staff, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

Former Chief of Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

Director of Hospitalist Services, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

Director of LSU Medicine Residents and Education, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

Chairman, Physician Excellence Committee, Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

Beta of Louisiana Alpha Omega Honor Role Society Inductee


Section of Hospitalist Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA  70112
504.568.5722  Phone
504.568.2127  FAX


MD - 2002
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana


Dr. Masri joined the faculty of LSU School of Medicine in 2005 after completing his residency program at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He served two years as the charge physician at Odyssey House in New Orleans and has been on the medicine staff at University Hospital in New Orleans and Chabert Medical Center in Houma, LA since 2003. In 2006, Dr. Masri became the Director of Hospitalist Services at Ochsner-Kenner Medical Center.

The Aesculapian Medical Honor Society presented Dr. Masri with their Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004. He is a member of the American College of Physicians/Internal Medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Jefferson Parish Medical Society. He is also a member of the LSU Faculty Mentors Program and a fellow of the LSU Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship.

In 2010, Dr. Masri became the Chief of Medicine at Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner and has been instrumental in the development of protocol order sets as well as readmission prevention projects at that hospital. 

He was recently inducted into the Who's Who in Medicine Higher Education.

Teaching Activities



Lectures at LSU School of Medicine, Dept of Medicine

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome 
  • Sepsis
  • Health Care Reform
  • Effective Bedside Demeanor
  • Billing and Coding
  • Hospitalist Medicine
Committees & Administrative Responsibilities





  • Residency Monitoring Committee
  • Residency Review Committee


University Medical Group Independent Physicians Association

  • Board of Directors
  • Quality Improvement Committee


Ochsner-Kenner Medical Center

  • Board of Directors
  • Medical Executive Committee
  • Physician Advisory Committee
  • Medical Records Committee
  • Sepsis Quality Improvement Committee
  • Pneumonia Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
Selected Publications

Almaskeen S, Narula T, Musa F, Masri N.  “Acute Renal Infarction: An uncommon etiology of abdominal pain in a healthy adult.”  Journal of Investigative Medicine. 59-2: 359, 2011

Njoku A, Nguyen L, Masri N.  “A Case of Respiratory Failure from an   Undiagnosed Myasthenia Gravis. Journal of Investigative Medicine.” 59-2: 366, 2011

Masri N, Lopez F. “The Latest on Ischemic Stroke.” Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society. 161-5: 247-254, 2009

Reichert A, Masri N, Wardlaw R, Lopez FA. “A 64-year-old man with postprandial epigastic pain.” J La State Med Soc. 158: 2006. 181-186.

Masri N, Hebert C, Fiore C, Lopez FA. “An updated review on ischemic stroke.” J La State Med Soc 157(6): Nov-Dec 2005. 301-307.