LSU OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENTS 2020-2021


PGY4, Class of 2021

 

Deosaran 8 Ansuya Deosaran, MD

     

Medical School:

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville

Undergraduate:

University of Florida, Gainesville

 

I chose LSU because I enjoy learning from a large number of attendings from different practice settings; each offers a unique perspective. I love that my senior residents are a text or phone call away no matter what time of the day. -Ansuya Deosaran 

 

 

 

Dhaliwal 8 Amardeep "Amar"   Dhaliwal, MD

 

Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Undergraduate:
Wayne State University, Detroit

 

I chose LSU Because there is good exposure to all sub specialties and the faculty is invested in resident learning. The program gives you the experience to become proficient in clinical/surgical skills without being overwhelming. –Amar Dhaliwal

 

 

 

Fernandez 8

Maria Fernandez, MD

Medical School:
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

 

Fellowship:

Ocular Pathology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

 

I chose LSU Ophthalmology residency program because of the opportunity to experience and learn from diverse and unique scenarios. I also liked the culture and the sense of belonging of the residents and staff. The different sites and great attendings offer this program diversity and a variety of opportunities to learn ophthalmology.

                                               –Maria Fernandez

 

 

 

 

Or 8 Christopher Or, MD

Medical School:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Research Fellowship:

Tufts Medical Center, Boston

Undergraduate:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

 

I chose LSU because the program with its large group of staff and residents offer a supportive and friendly learning environment. The patient population we see in our various away rotations provides exposure to a wide range of pathology. Our program director is attentive and responsive to the needs of the program and most of all, the residents. Training here provides a significant amount of autonomy within comfortable supervision which has awarded me the ability to care for even the most challenging patients. Last but not least, New Orleans is such an exciting and fun city to train in! – Chris Or

 

 

 

Phang 8

Josh Pahng, MD

Medical School:
Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans

Undergraduate:
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg

 

I choose LSU because this program benefits from excellent faculty representing all ophthalmology subspecialties. Residents are happy and match well into fellowship, if they choose to do one. In addition, New Orleans is a wonderful food city with tons of culture and always something to do. -Josh Pahng

 

 

 

 

Phelps 8

Taylor Phelps, MD

Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Undergraduate:
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro

 

I chose LSU because while rotating as a medical student I fell in love with LSU Ophthalmology and New Orleans. The attending and residents were friendly, eager to teach, and welcoming. The city itself also has so much to offer, as there is always something fun going on when you get free time. I wanted to match here and after 2 years of residency would not change my decision. – Taylor Phelps

 

 

 

Tucker 8

Wade Tucker, MD

Medical School:
Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans

Undergraduate:
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

I chose LSU after appreciating the camaraderie amongst the residents and faculty during my rotations as a medical student. The opportunity to train in my home state and experience the pathology that I will encounter for the remainder of my career made LSU a top choice for me, as I plan to return to the Lafayette area after completing my residency. -Wade Tucker

 

 

 

 

PGY3, Class of 2022

 

Jawad AhamdJawad Ahmad, MD

 

Medical School:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center COM, Brooklyn

Undergraduate:
University of California, Berkeley

 

 

I chose LSU because of the strong sense of camaraderie among the residents and the supportive nature of the staff. The number of training sites also meant I would receive a diverse training experience, which is invaluable and one of LSU’s strengths.

- Jawad Ahmad

 

 

 

 

Azar CROPMarlene Azar, MD

Medical School:
Wayne State University SOM, Detroit

Undergraduate:
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

 

There’s exposure to great pathology and diversity with all of the sites we rotate at.  Faculty is supportive and approachable. –Marlene Azar

 

 

 

 

Davis, Zak CROPZachary Davis, MD

Medical School:
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami

Undergraduate:
Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

I chose LSU because we work in many different clinics, our program has all of the subspecialties, and we get to learn surgery from many different surgeons. We always hit our numbers, so that’s not an issue, and the culture is good: we are pushed to learn and grow, have support, and the residents are cool. We have a good work life balance and see a really diverse array of pathologies. Overall, I’ve been really happy with my experience. -Zak Davis

 

 

 

 

Domangue CROPMartine Domangue, MD

Medical School:
Louisiana State University HSC, New Orleans

Undergraduate:
Tulane University, New Orleans

 

I chose LSU because New Orleans is a wonderful city with lots of quirks, a tremendous amount of culture and delicious food. There is a festivals for just about everything. It is also close to home. In addition there is a wide array of pathology in both the city and outside the city due to its diverse population. LSU in particular offers insight into multiple ophthalmic specialties as well as a strong staff base who genuinely enjoy teaching residents. –Martine Domangue

 

 

 

 

Lee, BenBenjamin Lee, MD

Medical School:
Meharry Medical College SOM, Nashville

Undergraduate:
University of California, Los Angeles

 

 

I chose LSU because at LSU New Orleans, I get to work in different cities throughout southern Louisiana with vastly different types of patient populations. With this experience, I believe that I am becoming a more versatile clinician, surgeon, and person.

–Benjamin Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legare CROPNicole Legare, MD

Medical School:
University of Central Florida COM, Orlando

Undergraduate:
Florida State University, Tallahassee

 

 

I chose LSU because it offers a diverse clinical experience using its various away sites. The residents are exposed to a wide variety of pathology across the southern part of Louisiana. New Orleans is also a great place to live with a lot of character and uniqueness! –Nicole Legare

 

 

 

 

PatelKush Patel, MD

 

Medical School:
Georgetown University SOM, Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

 

 

Training at LSU New Orleans provides the opportunity to work with a complex patient population in one of the most unique cities in the country. –Kush Patel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGY2, Class of 2023

 

Annam Headshot Kaushik Annam, MD

     

Medical School:

Brown University - The Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence

Undergraduate:

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Philadelphia

 

 

I chose LSU because LSU offers the unique opportunity to learn ophthalmology in a variety of geographical and institutional settings. To me, having that breadth of exposure is invaluable. Besides that, it doesn't hurt that New Orleans serves up some of the best food and music in the country! –Kaushik Annam

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Lasecki Christopher Henry Lasecki, MD

     

Medical School:

University of South Alabama COM, Mobile

Undergraduate:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

I chose LSU because I really cannot say enough about how much I love living in New Orleans. In addition to great location, this program involves working at diverse clinics with a large variety of teaching faculty. As I am finishing the integrated internship, I have already been exposed to a significant amount of rare/advanced pathology and trauma. I feel that this residency will prepare us to be comfortable in any situation we encounter in practice. -Chris Lasecki

 

 

 

John Morgan John "Jack" Morgan, MD

     

Medical School:

University of South Alabama COM, Mobile

Undergraduate:

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

 

  I chose LSU because the program provides eye care to a diversity of people across the state and we encounter a lot of        interesting pathology. We have faculty with training in all the subspecialties so there's good exposure for those considering  fellowships.  Also the opportunity to live in New Orleans is a really unique experience and something I've enjoyed. The city is rich in culture and fun things to do. -Jack Morgan

 

 

 

 

Nathaniel Rieveschl Nathaniel "Banks" Rieveschl, MD

     

Medical School:

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland

Undergraduate:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I chose LSU because at LSU, I knew that I would gain exposure to diverse patient populations and pathologies in a multitude of clinical settings. Being able to train in a supportive and welcoming environment was important to me and guided my decision. Additionally, New Orleans is where I grew up and the food here is second to none!  -Banks Rieveschl

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Williams Jonathan Williams, MD

     

Medical School:

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond

Undergraduate:

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg

I chose LSU because I felt I would receive a solid foundation in comprehensive ophthalmology, with the chance to learn different practice styles, surgical techniques, and perspectives from our clinical faculty located in New Orleans and throughout southeastern Louisiana. In addition, we have strong training experiences in all subspecialties of ophthalmology to help support residents who want to pursue fellowship. Finally, New Orleans is a great, diverse city with wonderful food, culture, and entertainment. -Jon Williams

 

 

 

Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams, MD

     

Medical School:

Louisiana State University HSC, Shreveport

Undergraduate:

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

 

I chose LSU New Orleans because of the diverse clinical experiences and friendly faculty... and also the Saints.

-Matthew Williams

 

 

 

 

Luke Zhu CROP

Luke Zhu, MD

     

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas

Undergraduate:

University of Texas at Austin

 

I chose LSU because of the incredibly diverse group of residents and faculty. I haven't experienced such a supportive and welcoming environment in any other program, all situated in a lively and atmospheric city that is also close to my home state. I couldn't have picked a better place! - Luke Zhu

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming PGY2's July 2021, Class of 2024

 

           Armin Avdic, MD                                                                         John Friend IV, MD                                                   

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          Samuel Homra, MD                                                                        James Li, MD    

    Homra Headshot                                                    Li, James Portrait with White Coat CROP2

      

 

 

        Charles Reeder, MD                                                                       John Thompson, MD

                                        

    Reeder Charles Headshot                                                     Thompson