Board Certified Cardiology 

EDUCATION:
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 1981-1985

Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA
Doctor of Medicine 1985-1989

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING & OTHER TRAINING:

Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Lafayette, LA
Fellow in Coronary and Peripheral Interventions 7/1/95-6/30/95

University of California – Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
Fellow in Cardiology 7/1/92-6/30/95

Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA
Intern/Resident in Internal Medicine 7/1/89-6/30/92

Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Research Associate – Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Howard Lippton, M.D. 1989-1990

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Honors Thesis: The Role of Genetics in the Development
Of Swimming Behavior in Xenopus Laevus 1984-1985

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Research Assistant – Neurophysiology
Charles Ide, MD., PhD 1984-1985

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Research Assistant – Neurophysiology
F. Edward Dudek, PhD 1982-1984

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Interventional Cardiology 2001- Recertified 2005/15
Echocardiography 1999- Recertified 2009
Nuclear Cardiology 1996
Cardiology 1995 – Recertified 2002/12

CERTIFICATION LICENSURE AND MEMBERSHIP:

2004 Fellow, Society Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
1997 Fellow, American College of Cardiology
1994 Junior Attending in Echocardiography, University of California – Davis

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Boulevard
Slidell, LA 70458

St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA 70043

North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Drive,
Hammond, LA 7040

Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433

St Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S. Tyler St.
Covington LA 70433

Cardiovascular Specialty Care Center of Covington
71070 Hwy 21
Covington, LA 70433

PRESENTATION AND HONORS:

2020 Presenter- NCVH online meeting. IVC thombosis treatments.

2020 Presenter SCAI online national meeting. Claudication: should I have treated this one medically?

2019 Presenter NCVH national meeting. Superficial venous insufficiency treatments.

2018-20 SCAI National Vascular Disease Council Member, Venous Disease/DVT/PE Working Group Member

2018 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker-Design Attributes and Limitations of the Supera Stent: Lessons Learned From The Superb Trial.

2017 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker- Role of Thrombolysis in CLI.

2016 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker-Thrombolytic Therapy in Critical Limb ischemia.

2015 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker-Interventional Options in Pulmonary Embolism

2013 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker-New Oral Pharmacological treatments Of DVT and PE.

2012 New Cardiovascular Horizons-Faculty Speaker-New Oral Pharmacological treatments of DVT and PE.

2012 American College of Cardiology Faculty Speaker- Unusual IVC filter Removal

2011 American College of Cardiology Faculty Speaker-Left Leg Rebuild from Brachial Approach.

2007 New Concepts I peripheral interventions-Physician education presentation -Peninsula Regional Medical Center

2006 Ground Rounds-Peninsula Regional Medical Center

2005 Use of DES in Infrapopliteal Interventions. Physician education presentation -Peninsula Regional Medical Center

2004 Update in Peripheral Interventions – Coastal Cardiology Conference –Ocean City Md

2004 PTA Tips and Tricks- Physician education presentation- Peninsula Regional Medical Center

2003 Tips and Tricks in Peripheral Interventions – TCT breakfast symposium

2002 Updates in Peripheral Interventions – State of the art dinner – Salisbury, MD

1996 Abstract, American College of Cardiology Meeting Anaheim. EchocardiographyCriteria for Tamponade in the Post –op Cardiac Surgery Patient. Frank Arena,William Bommer, Folietta Berkoff, H. Pollack.1995 Abstract Presenter, American College of Cardiology Meeting in Anaheim.Platelet Activation during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography. Frank Arena,William Bommer, Mike Galloway, William Lewis.

1993 Abstract Presenter, American College of Cardiology Meeting in Atlanta. SafetyAnd Efficacy of High Dose Dobutamine (55mcg/kg/min) with Atropine StressEchocardiography. Frank Arena, William Lewis, Babbara Boylan, Mary Beth Cisnek,Hussan Hussein, Gary Dabb.

1991 Winner Research Poster Competition. 72nd Annual American College of Physicians,Abstract Competition. Fyocyanine a Bacterial Product with Vascular Properties.Frank Arena, Cai Baiquang, Ricardo Sorenson, Albert Hyman, Howard Lippton.

1991 Finalist, Research Poster Competition, 72nd Annual American College of PhysiciansAbstract Competition. Relaxation to Potassium Channel Activation is EndotheliumIndependent in Pulmonary Vessels. Frank Arena, Cai Baiquang, Ricardo Sorenson, Albert Hyman, Howard Lippton.

1990 Poster Presenter, American Heart Association Meeting Dallas. Pyocyanine:A Bacterial Product with Novel Vascular Properties. Frank Arena, Cai Baiquarig, RicardoSorenson, Albert Hyman, Howard Lippton.

PUBLICATIONS, ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Michael D. Dake, MD., Timothy P. Murphy, MD, Albrecht H. Krämer, MD, Michael D. Darcy, MD, Luke E. Sewall, MD, Michael A. Curi, MD, Matthew S. Johnson, MD, Frank Arena, MD, James L. Swischuk, MD, Gary M. Ansel, MD, Mitchell J. Silver, DO, Souheil Saddekni, MD, Jayson S. Brower, MD, Robert Mendes, MD. One-Year Analysis of the Prospective Multicenter SENTRY Clinical Trial: Safety and Effectiveness of the Novate Sentry Bioconvertible Inferior Vena Cava Filter. JVIR. October 2018 Volume 29, Issue 10, Pages 1350–1361.

Arena FJ, Arena FA. Intravascular Ultrasound Evaluation of Interwoven Nitinol Stents at Implant. J Vasc Med Surg 1:116. 2013.

William W O’Neill, MD*; Simon R Dixon, MBchB*; Robert Feldman, MD; Thomas D Stuckey,MD; Mark A Turco, MD; Frank Arena, MD; Jack Smith, MD; Randy Mintz, MD#; Christopher Metzger, MD**; J. Tift Mann, MD; John Katapodis, MD; Donald E Cutlip, MD; Jeffrey J Popma, MD; for the SVG Protection In a Distal Embolic Protection Randomized (SPIDER) Trial Investigators- A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Distal Embolic Protection With a Nitinol Mesh Filter During Saphenous Vein Graft Intervention: The SPIDER Trial. In Press JACC.

Arena FJ. Long Nitinol Stenting in the Femoropopliteal System- Unintended consequences of nitinol stenting on endovascular treatment of the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries. Endovascular Today. Jun 2005

Arena FJ. Arterial kink and damage in normal segments of the superficial femoral and popliteal Arteries abutting nitinol stents – a common cause of late occlusion and restenosis? A single-Center experience. J Invasive Cardiol. 2005 Sep; 17(9):482-6

Galloway MT, Paglieroni TG, Wun T. Arena FJ, Lewis WR. Platelet activation during dobutamine stress echocardiography. Am Heart J. 1998 May; 135(5Pt 1):888-900.

Lewis WR, Arena FJ, Galloway MT, Bommer WJ. Acute myocardial infarction associated with Dobutamine stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1997 Jun; 10(5):576-8

Lippton, H., Cohen G., Knight, M., Giullotte, D., Arena, F., Summer, W., McMurty, I., & Hyman, A 1991. Evidence for Distinct Endothelium Receptors in the Pulmonary Vascular Bed in Vivo. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 17(suppl. 7):S370-S373.