Chief Medical Residents

Our Chief Residents are 2017 graduates of the LSU Internal Medicine program. They serve as attending physicians at the University Medical Center of New Orleans.

 

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Michael Modica, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Engineering

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I loved the people, loved the city, and loved the training I got in medical school, so I decided to stay!

Plans after Chief Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Benjamin Morehead, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Biology

Hometown: West Monroe, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

The faculty are second to none, and the pathology you see from day to day is the perfect training environment for anyone interested in Medicine.

Plans after Chief Residency:

Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

 

Third Year Categorical Residents

Erin Dauchy, DO

Erin Dauchy, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: Cornell University, Biology and Society

Hometown: Cooperstown, NY

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because of the camaradarie of our resdients, the diversity of pathology we see, and the autonomy we have in the hospital.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

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Jon Decuir, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Engineering

Hometown: New Iberia, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

New Orleans is a great city to live in and a very hard city to leave.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Cardiology

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Julie Doan, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Cell and Molecular Biology

Graduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Cell and Molecular Biology

Hometown: Kenner, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

Besides the excellent teaching and exposure to diverse pathophysiology, I have been overwhelmed by the support of the faculty and fellow residents at LSU.

Plans after Residency:

Outpatient Primary Care

Barrett Ford, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Alabama, Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Jackson, MS 

Why I Picked LSU:

New Orleans is a great place to live, learn, and train. The residents and faculty here are committed to teaching and quality patient care.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Rheumatology

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Catherine Hudson, MD, MPH

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Psychology

Graduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Masters in Public Health

Hometown: Abbeville, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because the program affords ample opportunities for research, mentorship, and superior didactics in the setting of a broad range of patient demographics and disease processes.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Sarah Lillis, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Vanderbilt University, Political Science & Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

The faculty, the patients, and my co-residents are all fantastic!

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Nisha Loganantharaj, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Texas, Biology and Neuroscience

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I love the city of New Orleans and the residents and staff are fantastic.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Erik Oltmann, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of New Orleans, Biological Sciences

Hometown: Chalmette, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I was thoroughly impressed by the diversity of the patient population and I wanted to be a part of the future of medicine in New Orleans.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care

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Nathaniel Peyton, MD

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major:  Union College

Hometown: West Liberty, KY

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose to train at LSU because of its location in a fun, interesting city and because it offers the combination of diverse pathology with an opportunity to serve a population in need.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Erik Sowell, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Central Arkansas, Biology

Hometown: Conway, AR

Why I Picked LSU:

 

Plans after Residency:

Outpatient Primary Care

Second Year Categorical Residents

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Sarah Bautista, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biochemistry

Hometown: Metairie, LA 

Why I Picked LSU:

LSU has a great combination of amazing faculty and residents, making the environment a fun place to work, and the patient population in New Orleans has such complex and diverse pathology from which to learn. Also, New Orleans has a culture and energy unlike any other!

Plans after Residency:

Outpatient Primary Care

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Joseph Bruno, MD, PhD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Microbiology

Graduate Education and Major: University of Washington, Seattle, PhD, Pathobiology

Hometown:  Metairie, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

The faculty's commitment to cultivate competent and compassionate physicians and the residents' enthusiasm to constantly better themselves so they can provide the best patient care was infectious.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Jordan Callender, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences

Hometown: French Settlement, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

As a medical student I was beyond impressed with the knowledge and skills of the faculty and residents. This combined with the pathology of our patient population, amazing culture of New Orleans, and atmosphere of camaraderie attracted me to the program.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

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Karolina Ellard, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biochemistry

Hometown: Denham Springs, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

Close to home, friendly atmosphere, and great pathology.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Endocrinology

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Greg LaBier, DO

Medical School:  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major:  University of Vermont, Burlington, Biology, Film & Television Studies

Graduate Education and Major:  Tulane University, Human Genetics

Hometown: Winooski, VT 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans because of the vast array of educational opportunities at this program.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

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Alexander Richard, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Millsaps College, Biology

Hometown: Mandeville, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I like everything the IM program has to offer: it provides diverse settings and locations for patient encounters, the opportunity to work with such a culturally and pathologically diverse patient population, and the opportunity to learn from awesome faculty who are committed to my development as both a person and a physician.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Sarah Sanders, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: College of Willaim & Mary, English

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Why I Picked LSU:

I am excited to work with a group of faculty and residents who are helpful, approachable, and great physicians. I think LSU New Orleans fosters a rigorous learning environment, while maintaining work-life balance.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Corey Saraceni, MD

Medical School: Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine​

Undergraduate Education and Major: Florida State University, Exercise Sciences

Hometown: Redding, CT

Why I Picked LSU:

The food! But also,this city has an amazing patient population that everybody falls in love with. This is a unique place where people have a strong connection and dedication to their community.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Adam Shepard, MD

Medical School: Ross University

Undergraduate Education and Major: Florida Atlantic University​, Biological Sciences

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Why I Picked LSU:

I wanted a residency program that would offer excellent training in combination with a diverse population of both patients and pathology. LSU and the city of New Orleans offers just that.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Cardiology

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Derek Smith, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences

Hometown: Kenner, LA 

Why I Picked LSU:

I wanted to serve the people of the city that I call home. After working with the residents and faculty at LSUHSC as a student, I knew that the Internal Medicine program would give me the best opportunity to do so.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

First Year Categorical Residents

 

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William Baumgartner, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Mississippi, Exercise Science

Hometown: Metairie, LA 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans because I wanted to be able to train with world-class faculty and a diverse patient population in my home state of Louisiana.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Cardiology

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Alyssa Beck, MD

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of California-Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology/Psychology

Hometown: Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Why I Picked LSU:

New Orleans has a diverse population, one of the most unique places in the world!

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

 

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Brittany Boudreaux, DO

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: Spring Hill College, Biology

Graduate Education: Touro University of Nevada, MS - Medical Health Sciences

Hometown: Des Allemands, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I did 2 rotations with LSUHSC New Orleans and loved them. The residents and staff all got along great and I learned so much. Plus its close to home for me so all around it was the perfect program for me.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

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Andrew Burke, MD

Medical School: University of Queensland

Undergraduate Education and Major: Yale University, History

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans because the program offers a variety of clinical environments for learning.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Charles Clines, MD

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Undergraduate Education and Major: Arkansas State University, Biology

Hometown: Jonesboro, AR

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC because of the friendly residents, diverse patient population, and amazing city.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

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Christen Harris, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Xavier University, Biology

Hometown: Franklin, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I was attracted to the opportunity to serve and train in a wonderful city with such a diverse and underserved patient population.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Cardiology

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TJ Joshi, MD

Medical School: University of Medicine and Health Sciences - St. Kitts

Undergraduate Education and Major: Rutgers University, Biological Sciences and Economics

Hometown: Rutherford, NJ 

Why I Picked LSU:

I wanted to be in a program that would allow me to be at the forefront of medicine and research. This program offers an amazing oppurtunity to experience diversity in medicine within different patient populations when training at 3 different hospital networks. I was ultimately moved by the family oriented nature of this program and how supportive the faculty and residents were towards achieving our future goals within medicine.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

 

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Christopher Oglesby, DO

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Biology

Hometown: West Monroe, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I visited the program for the first time in my second year of medical school, and while there, I saw an incredible diversity in both patients and pathology that I knew could only be indicative of a great learning environment. I also noticed a camaraderie among the residents that was unmatched at every program that I visited after. Coming back to my home state to train and serve in such a great program is a dream!

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Gastroenterology

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Seth Vignes, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

The faculty and residents have felt like family, and I've always wanted to serve and learn from my hometown.

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine or Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology

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Mohammed Ziada, MD

Medical School: University of Juba

Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan

Why I Picked LSU:

I know most of the staff here and they are really very friendly and I like the environment - it feels like home. Also, the diversity of patient population and the rigorous learning environment with a reasonable work-life balance.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Infectious Disease/Geriatrics

First Year Preliminary Residents

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Aaron Coulon, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Finance

 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because I enjoyed the personalities of the people in the program and thought the diverse pathology would be ideal for learning.

Plans after Internship:

Dermatology, Columbia University

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Sara Coulon, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Sociology

 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU New Orleans because I wanted to train at a program with a diverse patient population and knowledgeable, approachable staff members and co-residents. Also, where better to serve than home sweet home!

Plans after Internship:

Ophthalmology, New York University

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John-Paul Grenier, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Physics

Graduate Education: Louisiana State University, MS - Physics

Why I Picked LSU:

LSU New Orleans is a great institution with great people. I'm looking forward to learning medicine and working as part of the team.

Plans after Internship:

Diagnostic Radiology, LSU New Orleans

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Ira Harber, MD

Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Mississippi, Biology

 

Why I Picked LSU:

The friendly atmosphere of residents and staff during my interview coupled with the vibrant city of New Orleans made LSU the right fit for me.

Plans after Internship:

Dermatology, University of Mississippi

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Elizabeth Machen, MD

Medical School:  Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Tulane University, Neuroscience and Psychology

 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans for my preliminary year in medicine because of my love for the city of New Orleans and the LSU faculty, who consistently go above and beyond to ensure their patients receive the best possible care.

Plans after Internship:

Dermatology, Vanderbilt University

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Brittany Matthews, MD

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences

 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC because I am from New Orleans and all of my friends and family live here. I think it is the strongest program in the city with amazing faculty, facilities, and diversity of patients.

Plans after Internship:

Diagnostic Radiology, Memorial Health/Mercer University

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James Swanson, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Amherst College, Geology and Economics

 

Why I Picked LSU:

Great patient population, great facility, great faculty and residents, all in my favorite city in the world.

Plans after Internship:

Diagnostic Radiology, Wake Forest University

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Quinn Thibodeaux, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences

 

Why I Picked LSU:

The vast range of pathology encountered and the faculty's dedication to training outstanding physicians really made for an easy decision. In addition, what's not to love about a city that has live music every night, festivals every weekend, and all the crawfish you can eat every Spring?

Plans after Internship:

Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship