Dr. Noel is a native of Abbeville, LA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1980 and received his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans in 1984. His Internal Medicine degree was awarded from Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans in 1987 and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Oschner was completed in 1989. Dr. Noel began his practice as a Gastroenterologist in Lafayette in 1989, and shares a practice setting with his wife, Dr. Stella B. Noel, a Dermatologist.
Dr. Noel became a partner in Saints Streets Endoscopy in 2001 and his growing practice contributed to the construction of the new Lafayette General Endoscopy Center, which was completed in July, 2009.
Dr. Noel served as an adjunct professor in the department of Gastroenterology at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and remained until a full faculty could be obtained to meet the need to train the GI fellows there. Dr. Noel's work with High Definition endoscopy equipment at LGEC contributed to the statistics showing an increase in polyp detection rates with HD, which later became a research project and published data. Dr. Noel also participates in clinical trials on the effectiveness of new medications in treating GI diseases with Gulf Coast Research.
Dr. Noel is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American College of Physicians
- American College of Gastroenterology
- Lafayette Parish Medical Society
- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- American Gastroenterological Association
- American Medical Association
- Louisiana State Medical Society