Physician Spotlight: Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Dr. Christopher Paris and Dr. Owen Mogabgab are joined by CIS CEO David Konur, public officials and members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting of the new CIS location in Luling.

With advanced diagnostics and world-class treatment options, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) offers advanced cardiovascular care to the community of St. Charles Parish.

Interventional cardiologists Dr. Christopher Paris and Dr. Owen Mogabgab provide comprehensive cardiovascular care at CIS.  They also provide emergency services and inpatient services to patients at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Originally from Houma, Dr. Christopher Paris joined CIS in 2012.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. He received his doctorate from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Both his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were completed at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.

Dr. Paris is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Owen Mogabgab, a native of New Orleans, joined the expert team of cardiologists at CIS in 2018. He graduated summa cum laude from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and he completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was also named a chief fellow.

Dr. Mogabgab is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, endovascular interventions and interventional cardiology. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Texas Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

CIS has provided care in Luling since 2013, offering a full range of cardiovascular services including ultrasound, nuclear and treadmill testing to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.  In addition, CIS provides in-clinic treatments for venous disease and offers a comprehensive smoking cessation program that includes medications, visits and counseling.  CIS also allows patients access to their personal health information through the CIS CardioConnect Patient Portal and Mobile App.  CIS CardioConnect allows patients the ability to view lab results, schedule appointments, refill prescriptions and more.  Also, the CIS Virtual Care Center provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that patients have access to the CIS cardiology care team, anytime.

CIS was founded as a one-man practice in 1983 in Houma. Since then, the institute has grown to become an international leader in both preventing and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease with more than 55 expert physicians. CIS’s mission is to provide our patients the most advanced cardiovascular care available.  This mission has guided the institute for nearly 35 years of excellence.

Do you know your risk for cardiovascular disease?  Risk factors include family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as smoking, being overweight or being inactive.  The best way to treat cardiovascular disease is to prevent it.  To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call 985-308-1604 or visit


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