Asha Heard, MD

Associate Professor - Clinical

Section of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Associate Chair of Education

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New Orleans, LA  70115

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2021 Perdido St., 4th floor
New Orleans, LA  70112
Phone: (504)568-4850
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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 where she was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.  She also obtained Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health during medical school.  She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Brown University/ Women and Infants’ Hospital of Rhode Island. During her residency, she was selected for teaching and research awards.  She was also selected to serve as an Administrative Chief Resident.  After residency, she completed a 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 is board certified in Ob/Gyn and Maternal Fetal Medicine. As a MFM specialist, she specializes in the treatment and care of high risk obstetrical patients.  Her clinical and research interests include ultrasound of fetal anomalies, invasive prenatal diagnosis (amniocentesis and CVS), as well as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. She has served on numerous hospital and institutional committees. She is also an active member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and serves as a member of the SMFM Education Committee. 


Dr. Heard has a passion for medical education and has been teaching residents and medical students throughout her career.  She has won numerous teaching and mentorship awards.


In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and eating New Orleans cuisine.