LSU OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENTS 2021-2022

 

PGY4, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGY3, 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

 

 

 

 

PGY2, Class of 2024

 

Annam Headshot Armin Avdic, MD

     

Medical School:

University of Iowa - Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver COM, Iowa City

Undergraduate:

University of Iowa, Iowa City

LSU Ophthalmology felt like home ever since interview day. The training program allows me to shape my own learning experience by treating a complex and diverse patient population under the guidance of caring and welcoming staff in a city that is synonymous with culture (and fun). - Armin Avdic

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Lasecki Harshvardhan Chawla, MD

     

Medical School:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Undergraduate:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

I chose the LSU Ophthalmology Program for the strong clinical experience and opportunity to serve a diverse patient population. The complex pathology, breadth of subspecialty exposure, and system of graduated autonomy encourage hands-on learning under the mentorship of an engaged and supportive faculty. – Harsh Chawla

 

 

 

John Morgan John "Jack" Friend, MD

     

Medical School:

University of South Alabama COM, Mobile

Undergraduate:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

  I chose LSU because of the collegial atmosphere present between all faculty, residents, and staff. I enjoyed the opportunity to see diverse pathology all across the state, along with exposure to every subspecialty.  I also loved the culture and diversity of the city of New Orleans and believe there’s not a better city to train in as a resident. - Jack Friend

 

 

 

 

Nathaniel Rieveschl Samuel Meyer Homra, MD

     

Medical School:

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville

Undergraduate:

Tulane University, New Orleans

I chose LSU Ophthalmology because of the diverse patients and multiple locations we train at. The ability to learn from different faculty will only make me a better and more well-rounded physician. The residents in the program are extremely supportive and are always willing to teach. It also doesn’t hurt that New Orleans has incredible food, music, and people. - Sam Homra

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Williams James Liang Li, MD

     

Medical School:

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Undergraduate:

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

I chose LSU New Orleans because it was one of few programs to show me that their priorities are in line with my own.  We have good leadership, and the organization has always demonstrated good culture as a result. We always hit our numbers, upper levels residents are always available when needed, and there's a large variety of surgeons from whom we can learn from. As if it needed a cherry on top, it's located in New Orleans, one of the most fascinating cities in the world!- James Li


 

 

 

 

Charles Reeder

 

    

Charles Thomas Reeder, MD

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Undergraduate:

The University of Georgia, Athens

I chose the LSU-NO program because of:

  1. Pathology, pathology, pathology
  2. Training from very diverse faculty and subspecialties across the state
  3. Good people with good attitudes!- Charles Reeder

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Zhu CROP

John Phillip Thompson, MD

     

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio

Undergraduate:

Tuffs University, Medford

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGY1 Class of 2025

 

           Lama Assi, MD                                                                         Jonah Goldblatt, MD                                                   

    Picture12                                                      Friend, John                            

 

          Owen Krueger, MD                                                                       Joshua Pannell, MD    

    Homra Headshot                                                    Li, James Portrait with White Coat CROP2

      

 

 

         Camille Prejean, MD                                                                     Hayley Redrick, MD

                                        

    Reeder Charles Headshot                                                     Thompson

      

 

            Victor Wang, MD

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