Stephen F. Bardot, MD

Stephen F. Bardot, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology
Associate Medical Director, Surgical Services

Dr. Bardot earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, and his urology residency at Kansas University Medical Center. He completed a urologic oncology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinics in Ohio and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Bardot is board certified in urology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1991. In addition to his responsibilities as the Chairman of Ochsner's Urology Section, Dr. Bardot is the Director of Cancer Services at Ochsner and a member of Ochsner's Board of Directors, among other responsibilities. An active researcher, Dr. Bardot has several scientific medical articles, abstracts, presentations and lectures to his credit.


Eric L. Laborde, MD

Eric L. Laborde, MD

Director, Mens Health Clinic
Urology Residency Program Director

Dr. Eric Laborde is a New Orleans native who did his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. He received his doctor of medicine degree at LSU in New Orleans. He completed his residency in urology at the Ochsner/LSU program. He then completed a fellowship in male infertility and erectile dysfunction at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Laborde's professional interests include general urology, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and vasectomy reversal.


Michael Maddox, MD

Michael Maddox, MD

Urology Residency Associate Program Director

Dr. Maddox received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, TN. He completed a General Surgery Internship followed by a Urology Residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island. Additionally, Dr. Maddox is a member of the American Urological Association.


Joanna M. Togami, MD

Joanna M. Togami, MD

Director, Pelvic Floor Medicine

Dr. Togami earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico. Following graduation, she completed her internship and residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a fellowship in female urology, voiding dysfunction and pelvic reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Togami specializes in urology. She has been on staff at Ochsner since fall 2004.


Lester J. Prats, MD

Lester J. Prats, MD

Director, Community Urology

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Prats earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and Surgical and Urology residencies at Charity Hospital. He has been on staff at Ochsner since 1994. Dr. Prats is board certified in Urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds a Clinical Associate Professorship at LSU.


Frank Cerniglia, MD

Frank Cerniglia, MD

Director, Pediatric Urology

Dr. Cerniglia is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his Urology Residency at LSU/Charity Hospital. He continued his studies in a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He previously joined our Ochsner team in 1990-1998. Upon leaving Ochsner, he established his private practice in the Greater New Orleans area. Post Katrina, he relocated to Richmond, Virginia and practiced at Children’s Urology of Virginia. Ochsner is excited to have Dr. Cerniglia back at home here at Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans.


Daniel Canter, MD

Daniel Canter, MD

Dr. Daniel Canter is the Director of Urologic Oncology. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Canter completed an Internship and Residency with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he completed a Fellowship with the Fox Chase Cancer Center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Canter specializes in Urologic cancers with a specific focus on bladder, kidney, and prostate cancers. He is also a member of the American Board of Urology.


Melissa M. Montgomery, MD

Melissa M. Montgomery, MD

Dr. Melissa Montgomery received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her surgery internship and residency in urology at Tulane University Medical Center. She also spent some time at The Medical University of South Carolina during her urologic training. Dr. Montgomery will be seeing patients at Ochsner Medical Center. Her professional interests include general urology with an emphasis in minimally invasive urology.


Patience Wildenfels, MD

Dr. Wildenfels is a New Orleans native and graduate of LSU Health School of Medicine in New Orleans. She was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Urology Residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch, followed by fellowship in Pediatric Urology at Baylor College of Medicine with Texas Children’s Hospital. During that time, she also completed the Clinical Scientist Training Program in Clinical Research. She was in practice in Houston, Texas, at Houston Pediatric Urology until returning to New Orleans to join Ochsner, specializing in all aspects of Pediatric Urology.


Howard H. Woo, MD

Howard H. Woo, MD

Dr. Woo earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed his surgery residency at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center and his urology resideny at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, where he also completed a min-fellowship in neurourology. Dr. Woo holds Diplomate certification from the American Board of Urology and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1998. An active researcher, Dr. Woo has several scientific medical articles, abstracts, presentations and lectures to his credit.