Lung MDC Team Members

The St. Tammany Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team includes surgeons, hematologists, oncologists, radiologists, nurses and staff members who are dedicated to the early detection and treatment of lung cancer.

The lung team includes the following physicians:

R. Scott Bermudez, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist, Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group
Board Certification:  American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Medical School:  Harvard Medical School
Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Residency: University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship: Fulbright Scholar, Modern European History

Greg A. Bizette, M.D.

Regional Chair, Hematologist and Oncologist, Ochsner Health Center
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Medical School:  Louisiana State University Medical Center
Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans (Medical Oncology)

*R. Wilson, Nurse Practitioner

Ricardo E. Blanco, M.D.

Specialized Pulmonologist, Northlake Pulmonary Associates                                                                                                                                          
Board Certification: Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Medical School:  University of Costa Rica
Residency: University of Miami
Fellowship:  Tulane University medical Center in New Orleans (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

James E. Carinder, D.O., F.A.C.P

Hematology/Oncology.  Northshore Oncology Associates
Board Certifications: Medical Oncology, Hematology
Medical School:  Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Richard E. Casey, M.D.

Specialized Pulmonologist, Northlake Pulmonary Associates
Board Certification:  Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Medical School:  Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Residency:  University of Kentucky
Fellowship:  Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

David S. Cressy, Jr. D.O.

Specialized Pulmonologist, Northlake Pulmonary Associates
Board Certification:  Pulmonary
Medical School:  Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Charles J. DiCorte, M.D. (Chair)

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ochsner Health Center
Board Certifications: American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of Surgery
Medical School:  Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans
Internship:  Carraway Methodist Medical Center – Birmingham, AL (General Surgery)
Residency: Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation (General Surgery)
Fellowship:  University of Texas Southwestern medical Center in Dallas (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Andrew Elson, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist, Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group
Medical School:  University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Radiation Oncology Residency:  Medical College of Wisconsin
Internal Medicine Residency: Tulane University

Gregory C. Henkelmann, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist, Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group
Board Certification: American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Internship: Loma Linda University (Internal Medicine)
Residency:  The University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Jeffrey Loose, M.D.

Pathology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital


Carrie Marquette, M.D.

Hematology/Oncology, Northshore Oncology Associates
Board Certification: Medical Oncology, Hematology
Medical School:  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
Residency:  University of Alabama, Birmingham
Fellowship: University of Alabama, Birmingham

Jack E. Saux, III, M.D.

Hematology/Oncology, Northshore Oncology Associates
Medical School:  Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.
Internship: Louisiana State University Medical Center, Baton Rouge
Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center, Baton Rouge
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

*Jenny Berry – Nurse Practitioner

*Sidney Fabian – Physician Assistant

Sumathi Siva Smith, M.D.

Hematologist and Oncologist, Ochsner Health Center
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology and Hematology)
Medical School: Jawaharal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) – Pondicherry, India
Residency:  State University of New York Health Sciences Center (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine

*R. Wilson, Nurse Practitioner

Andrew Stone, M.D.

Radiology, Regional Radiology


Chad B. VanAsselberg, M.D.
Specialized Pulmonologist, Northlake Pulmonary Associates
Board Certification: Pulmonary
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Residency:  University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS (Pulmonary and Critical Care)
Fellowship:  University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS (Pulmonary and Critical Care)