Dennis Kay, MD, FACR, FSIR
Dr. Kay has been Chairman of Radiology at Ochsner since 2007. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School and performed his Vascular and Interventional fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Program. Dr. Kay has been on the Board of Directors of Ochsner Health for 9 years, and he has served many roles in the ACR such as former chapter president and LA state councilor. His research interests include interventional treatments for liver tumors. Dr. Kay is a former Ochsner resident.
Dr. Smetherman is the Chair for the Department of Radiology at Ochsner Medical Center Jefferson Highway. She serves as a physician director on the Ochsner Health Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). She is also currently the Chair of the Breast Economics Committee of the American College of Radiology and Vice Chair for the ACR’s Breast Commission. Dr. Smetherman has authored or coauthored multiple papers published in peer-reviewed scientific and educational journals. She has also given numerous presentations at scientific meetings nationwide on breast imaging, health care economics, quality improvement, and ultrasound.
Juan Gimenez, MD
Dr. Gimenez is an interventional radiologist and section head of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Gimenez received fellowship training in IR at the University of Miami following his radiology residency at Ochsner. As APD, Dr. Gimenez not only helps residents develop radiology skills, but he also helps them grow academically through research. His primary academic interests relate to interventional oncology, liver directed therapies, and resident education. He is a member of multiple professional societies and committees.
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Casey Almonte received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2010. He went on to complete his internship in internal medicine with Louisiana State University at the Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, FL. He completed his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Tampa General Hospital.
Dr. Almonte is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. He has been on staff at Ochsner since 2018 and practicing medicine since 2010. Dr. Almonte performs cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical procedures throughout the body, including cancer treatments, preventing and stopping bleeding, clearing blood clots and treating fibroids, among many other procedures. In his free time, Dr. Almonte enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, physical fitness and fishing in his free time.
Dr. Almonte writes, “I chose this profession with the hopes of helping the people in my community and making a meaningful change in the world. As a life-long resident of New Orleans, I hope to one day feel that I have given as much back to my community as I have received.”
Dr. Gilbert was born and raised in Thibodaux, LA. After graduation from Tulane Medical School, he performed Radiology residency and Vascular/Interventional Radiology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. His published interests include challenging arterial and venous access, particularly radial artery access for uterine and oncologic interventions, and percutaneous ablation therapies. He is an Interventional Radiologist at Ochsner, actively supporting tumor boards at the Jefferson Highway and the Baptist campuses. He is a member of the SIR and RSNA.
Dr. Gulotta received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. In addition, he completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Ochsner Health in New Orleans, LA followed by an Interventional Radiology Fellowship from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also performed an Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship at Ochsner. Dr. Gulotta is a member of the following professional organizations: American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Medical Association and the Louisiana State Medical Society.
Louisiana native Dr. Andrew Marsala II received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA. He completed an internship at Houston Methodist Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Marsala is certified by the American Board of Radiology. He specializes in interventional radiology with a focus on interventional oncology. He has a special interest in the treatment of neuroendocrine cancers and sits on the tumor board of the Neuroendocrine Program at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner. He spends most of his clinical time at the Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner and Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans facilities.
When not at work, Dr. Marsala enjoys spending time his wife and two sons, family and friends.
James Milburn, MD, FACR
Vice Chairman and Program Director
Dr. Milburn is the Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs for the Ochsner Radiology Department, where he has been Residency Program Director since 2003. Dr. Milburn received fellowship training in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute following his radiology residency training at Ochsner. As the Section Head of Neuroradiology and senior neurointerventionalist, Dr. Milburn is an integral part of the highly ranked Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Ochsner. As a Program Director, Dr. Milburn cultivates a collegial atmosphere in the department while motivating residents to become successful. Dr. Milburn is an active researcher, and his primary academic interests relate to stroke and brain aneurysm treatment, neuroimaging, and resident education. Dr. Milburn has numerous national positions which include Education Chair on the Board of Directors for the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.
Dr. Sandow received his medical degree from LSUHSC-Shreveport. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Ochsner, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Sandow received fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Georgetown University Hospital, gaining invaluable experience in interventional oncology, portal hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and uterine fibroid embolization. He has published several papers in the field of interventional oncology in journals such as Radiology and Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. In collaboration with transplant surgery, Dr. Sandow has been a co-investigator on several grant funded trials. Additionally, his research on hepatocellular carcinoma has been presented at multiple national and international meetings. Dr. Sandow serves on the Resident Selection Committee.
Dr. Richard Tramel is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and completed his residency in 2019. He has been on staff at Ochsner since July 2020.
Dr. Tramel received his medical degree in 2014 from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA and completed his internship and residency at Ochsner Health in New Orleans. He completed his fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.