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Physician, author, historian, and more... Dr. Marc Matrana divides his time between a busy medical career and researching and writing about the history and architecture of the South.


He began writing his first book, "Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks" while an undergraduate at Tulane and finished it during medical school.  He started his second book, "Lost Plantations of the South" shortly thereafter, finishing it during his residency.

On an average day, you might find Dr. Matrana digging through the stacks of a local historical collection or running through the halls of the hospital in his billowing white coat, surfing the net in search of an illusive historical document or busy teaching medical students and residents on the wards. In all of these varied tasks, he finds continuity, meaning, and enjoyment.


Dr. Matrana holds memberships in dozens of academic, community, and professional organizations. He serves on several hospital committees and is active in many local medical and historical organizations. He has raised millions of dollars for cancer research, a cause he is very passionate about.

He lives in the New Orleans area with his wife Heather, a medical researcher, and their two children.

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