Cardiologist Clay Hammett, MD Joins Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group Welcomes Clay Hammett, MD a fellowship-trained cardiologist to its staff. He joins fellow cardiologists, Dr. Christopher Thompson, Dr. John Winterton, Dr. Kevin Young, Dr. J. King White, Dr. Peter Angelopoulos and cardiovascular/thoracic surgeon Dr. Stephen Laga at Heart & Vascular Center located on the 2nd floor of 1717 Oak Park Boulevard.

A native of Ferriday, Louisiana, Dr. Hammett is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

His medical training includes internships in medical sciences, physical medicine, and rehabilitation from University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He completed his internal medicine residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Hammett completed his cardiology fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He has conducted extensive research in his field of expertise.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Hammett practiced internal medicine and cardiology for several years in central Louisiana. He has lived in Carencro, Louisiana and practiced for 14 years at Opelousas General Hospital with Cardiovascular Institute of the South.

Dr. Hammett’s expertise includes cardiovascular disease, heart disease, hypertension, peripheral arterial disease, preventive cardiology, interventional cardiology, implantable defibrillators and pacemakers.

Dr. Hammett is board certified in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He is a founding physician/scientist member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hammett, call the Heart and Vascular Center at 337.494.3278.