The NOPA Team

Dr. Lang

Dr. Edward Lang

Our Chief Podiatric Surgeon

Dr. Edward Lang, a native New Orleanian, attended Brother Martin High School and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine), where he received his doctorate in podiatric medicine. During his training, Dr. Lang studied surgical techniques under the direction of Gerard V. Yu, a pioneer in the art of podiatric surgery. He continued his education in an intensive preceptorship with a concentration in rear and forefoot surgery and a surgical externship with Dr. Joseph Addante, a world-renowned leader in the field of podiatric medicine.

Dr. Lang is board-certified in podiatric medicine and surgery ( American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery ). He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association. and a Fellow with the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Lang is the former host of WBYU's popular talk radio show Footnotes and he is the first and only podiatrist to have been awarded the City Business, "Health Care Hero Award" for podiatric medicine (2014).


Dr. Vinoth Muthalagappan

Associate Podiatrist

Dr. Vinoth Muthalagappan (Dr. Vin) is a board-certified podiatrist specializing in forefoot, rear-foot, and ankle surgery as well as in all aspects of lower extremity wound care, limb salvage, and sports medicine.

Born in India and raised in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Vin attended the University of South Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with minors in both physics and psychology. Dr. Vin is a graduate of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida where he received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Vin completed his three-year surgical residency at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and has recently joined the NOPA team where he has already become an integral part of our foot health community. When he is not busy taking care of patients, Dr. Vin enjoys live music, eating at new restaurants, and going to art museums.


Ahava Lang

Managing Partner

Ahava is a founding partner of the New Orleans Podiatry Associates practice and she has been serving patients in the podiatry space for over thirty years. If you have questions or concerns about your NOPA experience, she is available to receive you on site, by phone or by email. In her free time, Ahava can be located puttering around the NOLA skies in her rented Cessna 172 or hanging out with her life-partner, their children, and their pups, Buttercup and Westley.



Coding and Billing Specialist

With over fifteen years of medical insurance experience, Jeanne brings a wealth of knowledge to the NOPA team. When it comes to your insurance billing, Jeanne functions not only as coding specialist, but as an intermediary between you and your insurance provider to ensure your claims are processed accurately and efficiently. She is always readily available to answer any of your insurance, claims or billing questions. Jeanne is the busy mother to two precious little ones, and can be found boating or basking in the NOLA sun on any given weekend.



Patient Liaison

A true fan of the Pelicans and Saints, Jo-el is our New Orleans gal, born and raised. A graduate from Louise S. McGehee School Class of 2011, Jo-el started as an office assistant during the summers of her high school career, and is now your go to insurance verification specialist. Call our office and be greeted by her cheerful voice as she provides you the means to schedule an appointment, answer all of your questions, and direct you to another member of our staff as needed.



Front Desk Coordinator

Originally from Miami, Florida, Caroline graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with concentrations in both science and education. Caroline has over ten years in the medical field and she is here to provide our patients with assistance in insurance, billing, scheduling, and translation in both ASL and Spanish languages. Caroline's first love is her adorable son, and her second is for the New Orleans music scene that she immerses herself in every chance she gets.



Lead Medical Assistant

Born and raised in New Orleans, "Sam" attended Xavier University New Orleans in the pre-pharmacy program. Here at NOPA, Sam is an invaluable part of our team and one of our lead medical assistants. Sam is bilingual in Spanish and is an internationally ranked video game champion who enjoys traveling the globe with his dog, Benny.



Medical Assistant

Following the path to achieve her dream of becoming a physician, Taylor recently graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Public Health and Neuroscience on the pre-med track. Entering the medical field for the first time, her thirst for knowledge and guidance brought her to NOPA, and we are so excited to have her on board. When not doing all she can to assist Dr. Lang in caring for our patients, she enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, listening to live music, working out, and caring for her cat, Theo.

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New Orleans Podiatry Associates
4.9/5★★★★★22 Reviews
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K. D. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Oct 05, 2021
Dr.Lang, and his staff are always extremely friendly , professional and helpful. This office is beautiful and I would definitely recommend it to everyone I know.
J. Z. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Sep 23, 2021
Great Doctor and staff
T. J. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Sep 16, 2021
Dr. Edward Lang has been my podiatrist since 2012. I could not have chosen a more compassionate, understanding and excellent doctor. The staff in his office is so accommodating and empathetic to each patients unique situation. If you are in need of a Podiatrist; do not hesitate to call Dr. Lang's office. You will not be disappoint
J. C. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
Mi esposo Carlos Cortez y yo estamos muy satisfechos 0 con el servicio del Doctor Lang, ya que mi esposo tuvo un accidente en su trabajo y se daño el tendón de su pie izquierdo, Él fue donde el primer doctor y este dijo que mi esposo no necesitaba cirugía, que solo con terapia podía repararlo, pero no nos convecimos de ese doctor y
S. W. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
I can't believe the luck I had in finding this place a few years ago. The sense of family between the staff is something you feel even as a patient there. Dr. Lang and staff work as a team, are very thorough and do everything imaginable to make you happy and comfortable. Everyone here cares about how you ate feeling and all of your n
M. B. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
Dr Lang and his office are the epitome of professional, kindness and caring.
A. W. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
I was so thankful I was referred to Dr. Lang for a foot injury due to tennis. Dr. Lang and his team made me feel welcome and took care of all of my needs. My foot healed great and I am so thankful to be back on the court!
M. L. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
Recently had an ingrown toenail removed. I was very anxious and nervous about the pain and getting it removed but the doctor and staff made me as comfortable as possible. The removal was not nearly as bad as I had anticipated. The doctor is very friendly and so gentle that I didn't even know he had started the procedure when he did.
B. D. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
Dr. Lang is an amazing podiatrist. Working in the service industry for over a decade ,took a toll on both of my feet. Dr. Lang, performed both bunion surgeries on me. Best decision I ever made, I am able to stand with out any of my feet aching. I can once again fit comfortably in my shoes. Thank You !!! Dr.Lang
A. E. (Verified Patient)
★★★★★Aug 30, 2021
The people running this place are amazing 🤩 people ! Leyla Aviles
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