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East Jefferson Hematology-Oncology is an MPSI practice managed by East Jefferson General Hospital.

With doctors like Thomas Cosgriff and a caring dedicated staff, EJHO provides the highest possible levels of personalized cancer care. You'll know you are in a supportive environment the moment you enter the practice. Dr. Cosgriff summed up their unique approach to patient care in this manner, "With cancer patients, we are with them for life. And we like that. We need to provide the very best in clinical expertise in a compassionate, supportive manner."

Our Physicians

Rabia Cattie, M.D.

Cattie,RabiaDr. Rabia Cattie is a Board Certified Oncologist. Dr. Cattie completed both her residency and fellowship training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. A graduate of Kinnaird College for Women, Dr. Cattie received a medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in her native town of Lahore, Pakistan. Along with her years of service in the medical field, Dr. Cattie also served as an adjunct professor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Thomas Cosgriff, M.D.

Thomas Cosgriff, M.D.Dr. Thomas Cosgriff is a Board Certified Oncologist who was one of the first physicians at EJGH to become a credentialed member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network. He is East Jefferson General Hospital's Medical Director of Oncology. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army and brings a disciplined approach to care that one would expect from someone with his background. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Cosgriff has been published more than 70 times. He is widely respected as a clinician and a leader in building better oncology services for those in our community.

Tracy Garrett, MSN, NP, FNP-C

Tracy Garrett received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University. In 2009, she began her nursing career as a Registered Nurse at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In 2013, she moved to Louisiana to continue her career as a family nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She would love to open a family practice clinic in an underserved area.

April Haydel, MSN, NP

April Haydel received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from LSU Health Sciences Center and her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Loyola University of New Orleans. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at East Jefferson General Hospital in 2004. She enjoys volunteering in her free time with organizations, such as the Second Harvest Food Bank and the NO AIDS Task Force.

Carrie Marquette, M.D.

Carrie MarquetteDr. Carrie Marquette joined the EJGH Oncology Department in June of 2018. Dr. Marquette completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received a medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She describes practicing oncology as "a privilege", stating, "I love the long-term relationships I forge with my patients and their families". 

Karen Spencer, MSN, NP

Karen Spencer received her ADN from Charity Hospital School of Nursing, BSN from Chamberlain School of Nursing, and Master of Science as a Nurse Practitioner from LSU Health Sciences Center. She began her nursing career as a registered nurse in 1994 and has more than 15 years of experience in critical care nursing. She is compassionate and empathetic to patients suffering with acute or chronic illnesses.


Our Staff

We are proud of our entire staff. They play an important part in the delivery of your care. They are trained to answer most questions and will often relay information from your doctor to you over the phone.



Contact Information

Rabia Cattie, M.D.
Thomas Cosgriff, M.D.
Tracy Garrett, N.P.
April Haydel, M.D.

Carrie Marquette, M.D.

East Jefferson Hematology-Oncology
4204 Houma Blvd.
2nd Floor
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 883-2968
Fax: (504) 883-2973

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