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Baton Rouge General Expands Cardiothoracic Surgery Services

V. Antoine Keller, MD, Heads New Clinic at Bluebonnet Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it is expanding its cardiothoracic surgery services with the addition of a new clinic, Baton Rouge General Physicians Cardiovascular and Thoracic Specialists, on its Bluebonnet campus.

Dr. V. Antoine Keller, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, will perform adult cardiac and thoracic surgery with special expertise in heart valve and minimal access surgery, as well as trans-catheter valve replacement. In addition, Brooke Everett, RN, will coordinate the clinic’s structural heart disease programs.

Dr. Keller completed his general surgery internship, residency and research fellowship at Tulane School of Medicine and his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency at the Carolinas Heart Institute in Charlotte, N.C. He is board certified in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Dr. Keller attended the University of California in Los Angeles for his undergraduate studies and Duke University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He maintains membership in the American College of Surgeons, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Southern Thoracic Surgeons Association, and numerous other professional organizations.

Baton Rouge General Physicians Cardiovascular and Thoracic Specialists
8888 Summa Avenue, Suite 300
Medical Tower 4
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 237-1515

V. Antoine Keller, MD, FACS

V. Antoine Keller, MD, FACS

A Louisiana native, Dr. Keller spent a large part of his early childhood in East Africa, while his father was completing a Ph.D. in Political Science and researching Ethiopian politics. Over the years he has been involved in various community groups including The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Climbing for Kids, both charities that inspire kids to test their limits.

For more information, call (225) 237-1515.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.