Chief Medical Residents

Our Chief Residents are 2019 graduates of the LSU Internal Medicine program. They serve as attending physicians at the University Medical Center of New Orleans.

 

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Karolina Anderson, 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 Chief Residency:

Fellowship in Endocrinology 

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Sarah Sanders, MD

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

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

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Why I Picked LSU:

To have the opportunity 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 Chief Residency:

Fellowship in Palliative Care

 

 

Class of 2020

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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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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:

Chief Resident 2020-2021

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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

Vignes

 

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:

Chief Resident 2020-2021

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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

 

Chad Hille, MD

Medical School: Louisiana State University SOM, New Orleans

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

Plans after Residency: Hospital Medicine

 

Jelena Surla, MD

Medical School: University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, Serbia

Plans after Residency: Fellowship in Gastroenterology 

 

Class of 2021

 

Tyler Champion, MD

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

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences 

Hometown:  Gretna, LA 

Why I Picked LSU:

TBE

Plans after Residency:

Hospitalist Medicine

Jacob Dubuc, MD

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

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences 

Hometown:  Mandeville, LA

Why I Picked LSU: 

I picked LSU because of the great faculty and the wonderful learning opportunities that working with an underserved metropolitvan population provides.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Cardiology 

Monique Germain, DO

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Florida, Gainesville, BS Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I love New Orleans and the opportunity to continue my education here was one I couldn't pass up.  

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Spencer Hart, MD

Medical School:  LSUHSC New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major TBE : Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences 

Hometown:  Harvey, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I love the city, the people, and the training we get.

Plans after Residency: 

Currently between Hospitalist or outpatient Internal Medicine

Brian Mackel, MD

Medical School: LSUHSC New Orleans, USA

Undergraduate Education and Major LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, BS- Biological Sciences

Hometown:  TBE 

Why I Picked LSU: TBE

 

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Dexter Matrana, DO

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Biological Sciences

Hometown: Marrero, LA

Why I Picked LSU:

I picked LSU because of the fantastic faculty and residents, the innumberable learning opportunities, the diverse pathology as well as the ability to further my career in any way I desire. 

 

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology 

 

Amber McCormick, MD

Medical School: RCSI, Dublin, Ireland

Undergraduate Education and Major: UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, BS Biological Sciences

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU: TBE

 

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Pulmonology and Critical Care 

Katherine Oakden, MD

Medical School:  University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School, Australia 

Undergraduate Education and Major: Irvine, CA, UC Irvine, BA, Public Health Policy 

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because of the patient population and the opportunity to stay in the great city of New Orleans.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Hope Oddo Moise, MD

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

Undergraduate Education and Major University of New Orleans, B.S./B.S., Biological Sciences and Psychology, New Orleans, LA 

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

New Orleans is home, and I cannot think of anything more fulfilling than serving and helping care for the community that has raised and made me who I am. The camaraderie between faculty and residents is one of a kind. 

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Tyler Thorne, DO

Medical School:  Kansas City University, Kansas City, Missouri

Undergraduate Education and Major University of Central Florida Orlando, FL :B.S. in Health Sciences

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Why I Picked LSU:

New Orleans is a city with amazing diversity in pathology and great people. LSUHSC NO program provides an opportunity to learn in both an academic university hospital setting, as well as also being able to train in a private hospital setting.

Plans after Residency: 

Fellowship in Nephrology or Endocrinology 

Hai Tran, MD

Medical School: LSUHSC New Orleans

Undergraduate Education and Major : Xavier University of Lousiana, New Orleans, LA, Biology

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because of the the diversity of the patients and pathology we can learn from, the staff that genuinely want us to excel, and to give back to the city I call home

Plans after Residency: TBE 

 

 

Class of 2022

 

Elise Abdalla

Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Undergraduate Education and Major: Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, BA, Biology 

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because of the supportive faculty and residents, amazing city, and opportunity to care for a diverse patient population. Geaux Tigers and Who Dat! 

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Lara Boudreaux

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport

Undergraduate Education and Major

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

LSUHSC New Orleans faculty and residents provided a warm and friendly atmosphere and the hospital provides a diversity of patient pathology.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Omar Elfeky

Medical School: University of Queensland School of Medicine (Queensland, Australia)

Undergraduate Education and Major St John's University Queens,  B.S in Biology

Hometown: TBE 

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans because of the great work atmosphere, staff, residents, pathology, and the many opportunities to further my career.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Stephen Ford

Medical School:  LSU Health Sciences Center at New Orleans

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

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSUHSC New Orleans because I believe this is a strong program that will prepare me well for practicing medicine, and for the great faculty and the spectrum and diversity of pathology seen in this program. 

Plans after Residency: TBE 

 

William Gibson

Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS

Undergraduate Education and Major University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Bachelor's of Science in Biology

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

The faculty were incredibly welcoming, LSU offered exceptional training, and I love the city of New Orleans.

Plans after Residency: TBE 

 

Hunter Hall

Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport 

Undergraduate Education and Major: Louisiana Tech University, Biology 

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose LSU because of the friendly faculty, diverse patient population, and abundant pathology. 

Plans after Residency:

TBE

Kemmian Johnson

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Biology, 

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose to train at LSU because I wanted a program with excellent training, in a great city, with diversity in culture, patient population and pathology. 

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Naseem Khorram

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of California, San Diego, BS, Neuroscience and Physiology

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

I chose to train at LSUHSC New Orleans because I wanted to join a team that is committed to providing excellent patient care and values medical education.

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Nephrology 

Pete Lowery

Medical School:  UAMS, Little Rock, AR

Undergraduate Education and Major Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis MO, Biology and Spanish

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

A great program for learning how to deal with patients with complicated medical problems with the support of an excellent staff and fellow residents.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Christopher Merrill

Medical School:  LSU New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate Education and Major USM Hattiesburg, MS. BS in nursing 

Hometown: 

Why I Picked LSU:

I’ve lived in New Orleans for the last 10 years and love it here.  I chose to stay here because the IM program here is great and Pulm/crit team here is top notch.  I hope to remain here for a fellowship as well. 

Plans after Residency:

Fellowship in Pulmonology and Critical Care 

Peter Pantlin

Medical School: UQ Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA/Brisbane, QLD, AUS

Undergraduate Education and Major University of Georgia, Athens, GA, BS Biology

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

Great program that I enjoyed my away rotation on and I wanted to stay in New Orleans where my girlfriend is in dental school. I felt it gave me the best opportunity for education and preparation for fellowship.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Crystal Rathore

Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada

Undergraduate Education and Major Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

LSUHSC New Orleans is a fantastic program that prepares residents for diverse pathology in diverse medical settings. I am thrilled to be training in my favorite city and home under experienced and dedicated faculty and staff. 

Plans after Residency:TBE

 

Jared Robertson

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

Undergraduate Education and Major University of New Orleans, B.S., Biology

Hometown: TBE

Why I Picked LSU:

Not only is New Orleans my home, but it is also where I developed my love for medicine. I cant imagine training anywhere else.

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Kevin Zamora

Medical School:  LSUHSC New Orleans, LA 

Undergraduate Education and Major: University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA 

Hometown:  TBE

Why I Picked LSU: TBE 

 

Plans after Residency: TBE

 

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Residents:

https://residents.lsuhsc.edu/no/em_im/meet_the_residents.aspx

 

Medicine-Pediatric Residents: 

https://residents.lsuhsc.edu/no/med_peds/residency_residents.aspx