Asha Heard, MD

Residency Program Director

Assistant Professor - Clinical
Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine

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LSU Healthcare Network
3700 St. Charles Avenue, 5th floor
New Orleans, LA  70115

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Administrative Office:

1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T5-2
New Orleans, LA  70112
Phone: (504)568-4850
Fax: (504)568-5140




2001: B.A.- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2005: M.D- Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
2005: M.P.H- Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA
2009: Ob/Gyn Residency- Brown University/ Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
2012: MFM Fellowship- Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA


Dr. Asha Jayakrishnan Heard was born and raised in the New Orleans area.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University.  She returned to New Orleans and received her M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine and a masters in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health.  She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Brown University/ Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island where she was elected administrative chief resident.  She then finished her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Heard is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been board certified in ob/gyn since 2011.  She currently serves as the OB/Gyn Residence Program Director as well as the Director of Ultrasound. Her interestes include ultrasound of fetal anomalies, invasive prenatal diagnosis (amniocentesis and CVS), and medical education of residents and medical students.