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Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology, Director, Exercise Laboratories; John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School-the University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Lavie attended medical school at LSUMC in New Orleans, and did his Internal Medicine training at Ochsner and cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and Director of the Exercise Laboratories at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans and from January, 2012-October,2014 served as a Consultant in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, which is part of the LSU Systems in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has authored over 800 medical publications and 2 cardiology textbooks and serves on over 20 editorial boards, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the American Journal of Cardiology, and is Associate Editor and Cardiovascular Section Editor of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  He is also Editor-in Chief of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases and is the author of the book The Obesity Paradox .