East Jefferson General Hospital

A higher level of expertise in cancer care

Dr. Thomas Cosgriff and Dr. Lesley MengCancer isn't one disease. Every cancer, and every patient, requires a unique approach. At East Jefferson General Hospital, we have a team of oncologists who treat all types of cancers, helping EJGH set a higher standard in personalized cancer care.

Dr. Thomas Cosgriff is a Board Certified Oncologist, Medical Director of Oncology at EJGH, and is certified by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Lesley Meng is a native New Orleanian who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and though she was successfully practicing medicine in Scottsdale Arizona, she desperately wanted to return and rebuild her practice here. Her commitment to her patients is remarkable. She is a Board Certified Oncologist and is in the process of acquiring MD Anderson Certification. Dr. Meng takes pride in seeing patients often within 24 hours of their initial phone call. She has done a great deal of cancer research and believes strongly in preventive and screening programs. Extremely active in the community, Dr. Meng is committed to EJGH providing the most innovative, effective and highest levels of cancer care possible.

Steve BakerEast Jefferson General Hospital announces Steve Baker, MBA, CPHIMS, as the new Chief Information Officer. Before joining EJGH, Baker most recently served as IT Executive Director for Architecture and Strategy at UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition, Baker is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Baker will lead the Information Technology Division at East Jefferson General Hospital and has a strong background in healthcare information management. He will oversee the development and guidance of the increasingly important role of technology as it relates to overall healthcare, management of patients records, and the electronic infrastructure and advancements.

Dr. William Sherman, Orthopedic SurgeonEast Jefferson Orthopedics welcomes Dr. William Sherman, a surgeon with an unsurpassed reputation for excellence. He is a also Chief of Arthroplasty and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at LSU Medical School. Dr. Sherman received his Doctor of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He also completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His anterior hip replacement procedure, performed on the specially designed HANA Table, gives patients faster recovery times and the very best in outcomes.

Under Dr. Sherman's guidance, hip and knee replacement patients at EJGH receive a total continuum of care that includes a pre-surgical education class, state-of-the-art rehab programs and a post-rehab fitness program to ensure the fullest, fastest recovery possible. For more information on East Jefferson Orthopedics, click here.

Dr. Sherman accepts most major forms of insurance. Call (504) 883-8951 for an appointment.

Your best choice if you suffer from A-Fib

Zhen Jiao, M.D. and James McKinnie, M.D.East Jefferson General Hospital is proud to welcome Dr. Zhen Jiao to Jefferson Electrophysiology. Dr. Jiao returned to New Orleans from the Mayo Clinic specifically to work alongside Dr. James McKinnie. Together, these two physicians are helping to set new standards of care for Atrial-Fibrillation, or A-Fib. Otherwise known as an irregular heartbeat, A-Fib is a chronic, painful disease that previously meant a lifetime on medication.

Dr. Zhen Jiao is a Board Certified Internal Medicine and a Board Eligible Cardiology/Electrophysiology physician who is originally from Harbin, China. Dr. Jiao received his Doctor of Medicine from Harbin Medical University and his Ph.D. in Cardiac Electrophysiology from the Chinese Academy of Medical Science at Peking Union Medical College. Most recently he completed fellowships at Tulane University School of Medicine in Clinical Cardiology and at the Mayo Clinic – Rochester in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Jiao has also been published in numerous clinical journals and international medical publications.

Award considered a double achievement when paired with Gold Performance Award for Heart Failure Care.

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) is proud to announce its Neuroscience Program has been named a Silver Plus Performance Award winner by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This prestigious award is based on the stringent criteria set through their Get with the Guidelines® Program. This distinction makes EJGH a double achievement winner when paired with the performance award for heart failure treatment excellence.