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, "Heath Care Hero Award" for podiatric medicine (2014).
Dr. Vinoth Muthalagappan
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 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.
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.
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.