Patrice Delafontaine, MD


Patrice Delafontaine, MD
Sidney W. and Marilyn S. Lassen Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Director, Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute


Patrice Delafontaine, MD, FASS, FAHA, FACP, FESC is the Sidney W. and Marilyn S. Lassen Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Chief of the Section of Cardiology, and the Director of the Tulane University Heart and Vascular Institute. Born in Alexandria, Egypt and raised in South Africa, Dr. Delafontaine brings a unique international perspective as well as the knowledge of three languages to his work.

He graduated from the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland with a BS then went on to get his MD. He did residencies at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at University Cantonal Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland along with a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Delafontaine was on the faculty at the University of Geneva, Emory University, and University of Kansas before starting at Tulane in 2004. His research efforts are prolific, with a current focus on the role of IGF I and its binding proteins in vascular growth, vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cell biology and unstable angina and coronary atherosclerosis. He has authored over 115 articles in major publications on his research.

Dr. Delafontaine has been recognized by the “Best Doctors” list consistently for the past 11 years.

Clinical Specialty Area: Interventional Cardiology
Clinic Location: Downtown at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and on the West Bank in Algiers at the Tulane University Heart & Vascular Institute Clinic at St Luke's Medical Center
Clinic Appointments:
Downtown: 504-988-6113
West Bank: 504-378-5080
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

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1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263