Dr. Charles Leithead is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in French at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Leithead treats a wide variety of vascular conditions including aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and varicose veins with both open surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He has both a clinical and research interest in limb salvage.
Dr. Leithead was awarded his Physician in Vascular Interpretation certification by the Alliance for Certification and Advancement. During his residency, he received the William D. Jordan, Jr. Award of Excellence and Integrity. In 2019, Dr. Leithead was awarded the Ochsner Medical School Teaching Excellence Award for the Department of Surgery. He was also one of four finalists for the 2020 Ochsner Health System Physician of the Year.