Nicholas Seeliger, MD, MPH, FAAFP


Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Medicine

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Rural Family Medicine Residency
420 Avenue F New Orleans, LA 70112 
Bogalusa, LA, 70427
Phone: (985) 732-0058
Fax: (985) 732-0019



Florida State University College of Medicine
Tallahassee, Florida
Medical Doctorate (M.D.)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  
Baltimore, Maryland
Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.)

Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency
Eglin AFB, Florida


Nicholas Seeliger, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine in the Rural Family Medicine Residency Program at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA. He is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency with an Area of Concentration in Global Health. He obtained his certification in Tropical Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He obtained his International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (I.D.H.A.) from Fordham University in New York City, New York. He completed his Master’s in Public Health with a certificate in Global Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Seeliger is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Seeliger served in the United State Air Force from 2006 – 2013 with assignments in Florida, Turkey as well as Portugal. He was classified as an International Health Specialist and collaborated with the Peruvian Navy on humanitarian missions along the Peruvian Amazon in 2008. While serving at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey he was the Officer in Charge of the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), the Department of Defenses nuclear weapons surety program. While serving at Lajes Air Base, Portugal he was the Clinical Medicine Flight Commander and was honored as the “Best Patient-Centered Medical Home” in the United States Air Force for 2012.

Dr. Seeliger has extensive international medical experience and has worked in Mexico, Haiti, Panama, Ghana, El Salvador, and Peru. In 2007, Dr. Seeliger formed the non-profit Healing Peru (www.healingperu.com) and leads medical humanitarian teams into the remote Peruvian Andes annually.

Dr. Seeliger is married with 3 sons and lives on a farm in Covington, LA.  

Clinical Interests

Care to Underserved Populations, Addiction, Palliative Care  

Research Interests

Global Health, Wilderness Medicine, Palliative Care  

Teaching Activities

“Global Family Medicine” - Lecture – 3rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship

“Palliative Care for the Family MD” – Residency Lecture

Global Family Medicine – international elective

Resident supervision in procedure clinic, outpatient Family Medicine clinic, inpatient hospital, hospice and nursing home

Resident and Medical Student supervision at Bridge House Clinic

Global Health Track – LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency – currently under development

Selected Publications

Seeliger et al., Chronic Mountain Sickness in the Peruvian Andes, March 2010, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Vol. 21, Issues 1, Pages 72-73. .

Seeliger, Nicholas. Barriers to approaching palliative care in non-english speakers. FPIN. Under review for publication.