Zea, Nicolas

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Section of Vascular Surgery

LSU Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
1542 Tulane Ave. Rm 733
New Orleans, LA 70112 

Phone: (504) 568-4750
Fax: (504) 568-4633



Undergraduate: 2001-2005, University of New Orleans; B.S in Biology, New Orleans, LA

Graduate/Medical: 2005-2009, Louisiana State University School of Medicine; M.D, New Orleans, LA

Residency: 2009-2014, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Surgery, General Surgery Residency Program, New Orleans, LA

Clinical Fellowships: 2014-2016, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, New Orleans, LA

Selected Publications

Bazan HA, Zea N, Jennings B, Smith TA, Vidal G, Sternbergh WC 3rd. Urgent carotid intervention is safe after thrombolysis for minor to moderate acute ischemic stroke. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Dec;62(6):1529-38

Zea N, Menard G, Le L, Luo Q, Bazan HA, Sternbergh WC 3rd, Smith TA. Heparin-bonded polytetrafluorethylene does not improve hemodialysis arteriovenous graft function. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2016 Jan;30:28-33

Davila VJ, Stone W, Duncan AA, Wood E, Jordan WD Jr, Zea N, Sternbergh WC 3rd, Money SR. A multicenter experience with the surgical treatment of infected abdominal aortic endografts. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Oct;62(4):877-83

Le L, Terral W, Zea N, Bazan HA, Smith TA, Loss GE, Bluth E, Sternbergh WC 3rd. Primary stent placement for hepatic artery stenosis after liver transplantation. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2015 Sep;62(3):704-9.

Riker A, Zea. N, Trinh T. The epidemiology, prevention, and detection of melanoma. Ochsner Journal.  2010 Summer;10(2):56-65

Additional Info


2014: Taylor Pickett Memorial Award: annual award recognizing dedication and commitment to excellence in vascular, endovascular, and cardiothoracic surgery at Ochsner Clinic

2011: Ochsner Clinic Research Night: Second place for best resident/fellow research poster: ‘Epidural Use During Pancreaticoduodenectomy’

2011:Ochsner Clinic Surgery Research Conference: second place for best resident research project: LRP6 overexpression as a potential marker of early stage tumor progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma