Roberto E. Quintal, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine--gratis

1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 321
New Orleans, LA 70112 
504.897.8453  Phone
504.568.2127  FAX


Dr. Quintal was born and raised in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He received his medical degree from the Universidad de Yucatan in 1975. Before starting his residency, Dr. Quintal enrolled at Tulane University School of Public Health where he received an M.P.H & T.M in June of 1978 and the Dean’s Scholastic Award. He also received a Ph. D. from Tulane in December 1978. He was a resident in Internal Medicine at the Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals from 1978 to 1981 and continued with a Cardiology fellowship in the same institution. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology.

During his medical school years, Dr. Quintal was a research Associate in the Department of Tropical Medicine in the Universidad de Yucatan where he returned for a brief period (1983 to 1885) as an Investigator and Professor of Parasitology. He first joined the Faculty of the School of Medicine at LSU in 1988 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Quintal is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Quintal has served in a number of administrative positions and is currently the Director of the Division of Medicine and Chief of Cardiac and vascular Services at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans which is one of the major teaching hospitals for the Cardiology fellowship program at LSU. He served as President of the Medical Staff at Touro from 2000 to 2001 and as President of the Orleans Parish Medical Society in 2006. He is the current First District Councilor of the Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians the American College of Angiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State medical Society and the Orleans Parish Medical Society, as well as, the American Heart Association.

He is an Interventional Cardiologist with a special interest in peripheral vascular disease and mesenteric ischemia. He is active in the catheterization laboratories at Touro Infirmary and the LSU interim Hospital.

Selected Publications

Lopez C, Ilie CC, Glancy DL, Quintal RE. Goldberger's electrocardiographic triad in patients With echocardiographic severe left ventricular dysfunction. Am J Cardiol  2012 Mar 15;109(6):914-8.

Hanna, E, Quintal, R, Jain, N: Cardiology: Handbook for Clinicians. Arlington, VA: Scrub Hill Press;2009:1-554.

Nguyen, TM, Quintal, RE, Khuri, BN, Yount, RD, Shah, A, Abourahma, AH, Naddour, F, Hyman, AL, Glancy, DL: “Stenting of Atherosclerotic Stenoses in Anomalously Arising Coronary Arteries”. The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 16(5):283-286, May 2004.

Velasquez, EM, Quintal, RE, Wadgaonkar, SU: “Marked QT-Interval Prolongation in a Young Woman with Pulmonary Embolism”. Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 156:210-214, July/August 2004.

Quintal, R., Nguyen, T., Glancy, DL: “Successful Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Via a Solitary Coronary Ostium in the Aorta (Single Coronary Artery)”. The Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 15(8):446-447, August 2003. 

Naddour, F., Yount, RD Jr., and Quintal, RE: "Successful Conservative Treatment of an Infected Central Venous Stent". Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 51:196-198, 2000.

Tan, CW, Yount, RD, and Quintal, RE: "Percutaneous Recanalization of Thrombosed Dialysis Shunts". Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 152:559-562, November 2000.