School of Medicine

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Global Pulmonary Health Scholars


This cross-cultural elective introduces LSUHSC New Orleans Pulmonary/Critical Care fellows to concepts in comparative health systems, international disease burden, public health and professionalism in instructive international sites.  Two week rotations are available for two fellows each year, with the support of Dr. Leo Seoane, Chief Academic Officer of Ochsner Health System, Dr. Steve Nelson, Interim Chancellor of LSUHSC New Orleans, Dr. Juzar Ali (Russell Klein MD Professorship) and the Warren R. Summer MD Professorship.


Current Site:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Cho Ray Hospital

Vietnam 2019 Experience


New Site (2022):

Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES)



tobacco     paige    lavage   pleural


      veitnam bp     veitnam meeting   veitnam ICU


Past Scholars:


Craig Patterson (Turkey) 2010

Richard Morrison (Turkey) 2011

Emily Aventura (Turkey) 2012

Jonathan Richards (Turkey) 2013

Abdul Khan (Turkey) 2014

Grady Creek (Vietnam) 2014

Nicole Lapinel (Brazil) 2015

Brian Parker (Vietnam) 2016

Kevin Dischert (India) 2017

Sneha Samant (India) 2018

L. Paige Clark (Vietnam) 2019

Amita Krishnan (Vietnam) 2019