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Dr. Christopher Blais became Chairman of the Department of Infectious Diseases in 2012. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Blais received his bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Orleans in Chemistry and Biological Sciences. He earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1994 where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship, internal medicine residency, and infectious diseases fellowship at LSU in 1999. While completing his infectious disease training, he earned a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. After serving on the faculty at LSUHSC from 1999-2001, he entered private practice in where he remained until joining the Ochsner medical staff in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Blais completed the American Medical Association – Medical College of Wisconsin Fellowship in Physician Ethics and Professionalism. His clinical and professional interests include general infectious diseases, infections of the central nervous system, medical ethics and professionalism, and palliative medicine. Dr. Blais is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and palliative medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.
Perry LM, Walsh LE, Horswell R, Miele L, Chu S, Melancon B, Lefante J, Blais CM, Rogers JL, Hoerger M. Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care Between Black and White Adults With Metastatic Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Feb;61(2):342-349.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.09.017. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32947018; PMCID: PMC8100959.
Blais CM, White JL. Bioethics in practice - a quarterly column about medical ethics: ebola and medical ethics - ethical challenges in the management of contagious infectious diseases. Ochsner J. 2015 Spring;15(1):5-7.
Kathresal A, Biundo J, Blais CM, Morse S, Reisin E. A rare case of Candida arthritis in a hemodialysis patient. Am J Med Sci. 2008 Nov;336(5):437-40. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31815fa556.
Kruspe R, Lillis R, Daberkow DW 2nd, Blais CM, Wilbright W, Gupta S, Gould CA, Sun T, Martinez JA, deBoisblanc B, Ladabaum U, Sanders CV, Lopez FA. Education does pay off: pneumococcal vaccine screening and administration in hospitalized adult patients with pneumonia. J La State Med Soc. 2003 Nov-Dec;155(6):325-31.