Resident Roster: 


Chief Residents - PGY4

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R. Alejandro Cruz Saldana, MD

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico

Hometown: Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Why I picked LSU:The faculty and residents are great, feels like a big close family. Also, the amount of neurology that you experience has the perfect balance of quantity and quality, and the diversity of pathology among the neuro subspecialties is very well balanced so you can truly have a great learning experience and have the comfort that once you graduate you will fill comfortable enough managing patients all the way from headaches, through neuro-critical care.

Plans after residency: Matched for MS neuro-immunology / Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship at UT Austin TX

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Alexander Ramos, MD

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

Graduate School: Tulane University, Neuroscience

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Why I picked LSU: New Orleans has a great culture and spirit that is reflected in its patient population. The LSU neurology faculty and residents work closely together and foster a great learning environment. Additionally, LSU neurology residents have a strong acceptance rate for fellowships, and I appreciate the professional opportunities this program has to offer its trainees.

Plans after residency: Matched for Epilepsy Fellowship at Yale University


Class of 2019- PGY 4

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Ebony McKinnies, MD

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

Hometown: Harvey, LA

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Plans after residency: Matched for Electrophysiology Fellowship at LSU New Orleans

 

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Sunil H. Rathore, MD

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

Hometown: Gretna, LA

Why I picked LSU: I wanted to live near my hometown and continue my training with the excellent faculty and residents here.

Plans after residency: Matched for Neurcritical care fellowship at Cleveland Clinic


Class of 2020- PGY 3

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Jessica Baity, MD

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

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Why I picked LSU: I picked LSU because as a New Orleans native I am dedicated to providing healthcare to the people of the city. I also loved the family-like atmosphere of the LSU residency program and how the residents and faculty support each other.

Plans after Residency: I hope to complete a fellowship after residency and am interested in epilepsy, headache, or movement disorders.

 

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Miguel F. Molina, MD, PhD

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

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Why I picked LSU: I really liked the faculty, and residents. New Orleans is my home, and being close to family during residency was important to me. New Orleans is a one of a kind place to live and work. 

Plans after Residency: Most likely completing a fellowship and continuing in academic medicine, movement disorders / neuroimmunology.

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Vaniolky Losada Leon, MD

Medical School: Higher Institute of Medical Sciences “Carlos Juan Finlay”, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas de Ciego de Avila

Hometown: Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Why I picked LSU: New Orleans has a remarkable diverse culture that is reflected in its residents. The LSU neurology faculty and residents work side by side and stimulates an excellent learning environment. The staff is respectful and considered with the residents. The city is an amazing and family oriented place to live and enjoy.

Plans after Residency: I will pursue an electrophysiology fellowship after finishing residency.

 


Class of 2021- PGY 2

 

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David Chachkhiani, MD
Medical School: David Tvildiani Medical University

Undergraduate: Natural Sciences College Aieti

Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia

Why I picked LSU: New Orleans has diverse patient population, people are welcoming here and the city is nice! Also, I was impressed with friendly residents and supportive faculty.

Plans after residency: I plan to pursue my training and do fellowship. My current subspecialty interests are vascular neurology and movement disorders.

 

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Michael Y Soliman, MD

Medical School: MUST

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

Why I picked LSU: Amazing faculty and residents, excellent teaching and diverse pathology. I consider New Orleans home.

Plans after residency: Completing fellowship and hopefully practicing in New Orleans.

 

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Aditi Vian Varma-Doyle MD 

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University India

Hometown: Secunderabad, India

Why I picked LSU: The faculty has world renowned expertise in fields of neurology and place a strong emphasis on research and academia. New Orleans is a magical place, with wide variety of food, festival and music. To me that was a perfect combination.

Plans after residency: I hope to pursue a fellowship and contribute towards clinical and research neurology.

 

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Mary Nguyen, MD

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

Hometown: Morgan City, LA

Why I picked LSU: LSU Neurology was my top choice! The program truly has a family-like feel and has an amazing group of faculty & residents who are very supportive of one another. The diverse patient population in New Orleans provides exposure to a wide variety of neurological problems. And outside of work, there are plenty of fun activities to do in the city and amazing restaurants to try.

Plans after residency: Most likely completing a fellowship, with current interests in either vascular or headaches.

 

 

 


Class of 2022- Interns

 

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Joshua Campo, MD

 

 

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Anil Chimakurthy, MD

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Christopher Smith, MD

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Olinda Verdecie, MD