East Jefferson Hematology-Oncology is an MPSI practice managed by East Jefferson General Hospital.
With doctors Thomas Cosgriff and Ashish Udhrain, 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."
Crystal Burke, MSN, RN, FNP
Crystal Burke received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville State University. She also received her Master of Science in Health Care Systems Nursing from Loyola University as well as her Master of Science in Family Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Heart Association and the DEA.
Rabia Cattie, M.D.
Dr. 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.
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.
Dr. Khawaja Saad Jahangir
Dr. Khawaja Jahangir received his Doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine from University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology from LSU School of Medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics from Maimonides Medical Center in New York. During his geriatrics fellowship, Dr. Jahangir learned how to perform a complete assessment of older patients, including how to determine physical age as opposed to just chorological age. He also has a particular interest in palliative care, cancer treatments and a more holistic approach for older patients.
Victoria LaBruzzo, MSN, NP, APRN, ANP
Victoria LaBruzzo received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Miami, Florida, and her Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Loyola University in New Orleans. She began her nursing career in 1997 at East Jefferson General Hospital, where she served as a Registered Nurse in the Hematology/Oncology, Telemetry, and Medical/ Surgical Units. She later spent several years as a traveling registered nurse but eventually returned to East Jefferson General Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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.
Ashish Udhrain, M.D.
Dr. Udhrain serves as the Director of Hematology-Oncology at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was born and raised in New Delhi, India. He received his Doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine, and his residency in Internal Medicine from Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Udhrain completed his fellowship in Hematology-Medical Oncology from Tulane University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology, Medical Oncology, and Internal Medicine.
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.