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Legros

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD,
      UHM / ABEM, FACEP, FAAEM


Fellowship Program Director
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor
Department Of Medicine (Em Medicine Section)
Assistant Professor
Department Of Surgery, Tulane Medical Center
Medical Director
Nunez Community Paramedic College
Attending Hyperbaric Medicine Physician
West Jefferson Medical Center

LSUHSC
2021 Perdido Street, 5th Floor Rm 535W
New Orleans, La 70112
Phone 504-903-3594
Fax 504-903-4569
tlegros1@cox.net

Degrees

Ph.D. (1993)
     LSUHSC Department of Physiology
     Cardiovascular and Endocrine Metabolism

M.D. (1997)
     LSUHSC School of Medicine

Chief Resident  (2001)
     Charity Hospital, New Orleans
     Emergency Medicine Residency

UHM / ABEM (2006)
     Baromedical Research Institute

 

Clinical Interests

Pre-Hospital Protocols
Medical Student and Resident Education
Resident Education
Trauma Resuscitation
Procedural Sedation
Dermatological Emergencies
Endocrine Emergencies
Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
Calciphylaxis
Dialysis Complications

Research Interests

Wound Care
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Marine Envenomations
Use of Emergency Ultrasound
Diabetic Foot Wounds
Soft Tissue Infections

 

Teaching Activities

RECENT NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

( 2011)     "Medical Student Training in Hyperbaric Medicine (HBM) - A Survey of 126 American Medical Schools."
                UHMS Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas

(2011)     "In Advocacy of Idiopathic Sensineural Hearing Loss as an Addition to the  Indications List for UHM."
                UHMS Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas

(2011)     "In Advocacy of Avascular necrosis of the Femoral Head as an Addition to the  Indications List for UHM."
                 UHMS Annual Meeting,  Fort Worth, Texas

(2011)     "Mastering Chest Radiographs: A Systematic Approach (Update)."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, San Francisco, California

(2011)     "Challenging Cases in Pulmonary Medicine (Update)."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, San Francisco, California

(2010)     "Mastering Chest Radiographs:  A Systematic Approach."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, Nevada

(2010)     "Challenging Cases in Pulmonary Medicine."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, Nevada

(2010)     "Procedural Sedation, What You Need to Know."
               Critical Care Updates in Emergency Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana

(2010)     "Complications and Side Effects of Hyperbaric Medical Therapy (Update)." 
               The National UHM Board Review, U Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(2010)     "Carbon Monoxide and Cyandie Gas Toxicities."
                The National UHM Board Review, U Pennysylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(2010)     "Updates on the Complications and Side Effects of HBO Therapy." 
               NE Chapter Meeting, UHMS, Atlantic City, New Jersey

(2010)     "The Use of HBO in the Treatment of Gas Toxicities."
               NE Chapter Meeting, UHMS, Atlantic City, New Jersey

(2009)     "Protecting the Kidney - Contrast-Induced  Nephropathy."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, Boston, Massechusetts

(2009)     "Management of Dialysis Complications."
               ACEP National Scientific Assembly, Boston, Massechusetts

(2009)     "Procedural Sedation, What You Need to Know."
               Critical Care Updates in Emergency Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

(2009)     "Hyperbaric Medicine - Side Effects & Complications."
              The National UHM Board Review, U Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania

(2009)     "Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Toxicity."
               The National UHM Board Review, U Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

President
     Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Section
     American College of Emergency Physicians

Membership Committee
     Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society

Allen Copping Committee
     LSUHSC, New Orleans

Pre-Hospital Peer Review Committee
     LSUHSC, New Orleans

Legal Committee
     American Academy of Emergency Medicine

International Reform Committee
     American Academy of Emergency Medicine

 

 

Selected Publications

Jones, K, Hardy, S., LeGros, T.L., Murphy-Lavoie, H., Harch, P., and K. Van Meter.  Type III Decompression Illness Complicated by Prolonged Dehydrational Shock.  Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah (June 2008).

Hardy S, Van Meter K, LeGros TL, Chamberlain B, and J Wilson. Urgent Conversion of a Deck Decompression Chamber to a Temporary Saturation System: Experience in the Gulf. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Maui, Hawaii (June 2007). 

Hardy S, Wilson B, Van Meter K, and TL LeGros. Isolated Peripheral CN VII and Phrenic Nerve Paralysis Following Therapeutic Air Saturation Decompression: A Case Report. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Maui, Hawaii (June 2007). 

Wilson B, Wierzbicki D, Hardy S, LeGros TL, and H Murphy-Lavoie. Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Volitional Hookah Smoke Inhalation. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Maui, Hawaii (June 2007) 

LeGros TL, Van Meter K, Chamberlain B, Waddell D, Wilson T, and J Wilson. Correlation of Capnometric Measurements in Normobaric and Hyperbaric Setting During Inhalation of Air or Oxygen with Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Levels. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Orlando, Florida (June 2006). 

Levy S, Van Meter K, Murphy-Lavoie H, LeGros TL, and P Harch. Pneumomediastinum and Decompression Illness in a Commercial Diver. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine Research Forum (February 2005).

Gordon DM, LeGros TL, and K Van Meter. Controversies in the Treatment of Pneumothorax at Depth: The Utilization of Tube Thoracostomy. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2005). 

LeGros, T.L., J. Serio, and K. Van Meter.  Serious Decompression Sickness Masquerading to Layperson First Responders as a Post-Dive Bout of Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, and Temperature Elevation.  Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Las Vegas Nevada (June 2005).

Madatic T, Barratt D, Murphy-Lavoie H. LeGros TL, Harch P, and K Van Meter. Occult Neurological Injury in a Professional Commercial Diver: The Difficulty in Diagnosing and Treating Type II Decompression Sickness of the Spinal Cord. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2005). 

Gentry P, Van Meter K, Harch P, and TL LeGros. Appearance of Suspicious Skin Lesions in a Patient Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Soft Tissue Radionecrosis Secondary to Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Sydney, Australia (May 2004). 

Glover NR, Van Meter K, LeGros TL, and D Barratt. Decompression Illness Presenting as Acute Psychosis. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Research Forum, Sydney, Australia (May 2004).