MEET OUR RESIDENTS

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CLASS OF 2019  PGY-4

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Name: John Faciane, MD, Chief Resident Emeritus
Hometown/From:  New Orleans, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans     
PM&R Interests: MSK, EMG, Interventional Pain    
Outside Interests: Golf, weightlifting, baseball, football, eating, playing poker

Honors: Member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Hefnerpic Name: Benjamin Hefner, DO
Hometown/From:  Las Vegas, NV
Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine     
PM&R Interests: Inpatient Rehab, Pediatric Rehab, MSK, Interventional Pain    
Outside Interests: Running, College Football, Vanderbilt Sports, Hiking, Camping, Live Music
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Name: R. Patrick Owens, MD, Associate Chief Resident Emeritus
Hometown/From:  Slidell, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans    
PM&R Interests: MSK, Interventional Pain     
Outside Interests: Traveling, running, woodworking, cooking, gardening

Honors: Member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

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Name: Jack Pines, MD
Hometown/From:  Columbus, GA
Medical School: Medical Colege of Georgia - Georgia Regents University     
PM&R Interests: Sports, MSK, Interventional Pain    
Outside interests: Working out, golf, hunting

Retzer Name: Michael Retzer, DO, Associate Chief Resident Emeritus
Hometown/From:  Phoenix, AZ
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University     
PM&R Interests: Interventional Pain, MSK, Sports    
Outside Interests: Traveling, football, baseball, golf, country 2 step, hiking, going out with friends
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Name: Jack Torres, MD
Hometown/From:  Arabi, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans     
PM&R Interests: MSK, Sports, Pain, EMG    
Outside interests: Football, Basketball, Kayaking, Crossword Puzzles

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Class of 2020    PGY-3

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Name: Ryan Lirette, MD, Associate Chief Resident
Hometown/From: Houma, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
PM&R Interests: Sports, Neuromuscular, Pain, General PM&R

Outside Interests: Tennis, watching sports, movies, family and friends, public health

WesMillerpic Name: Wesley Miller, DO
Hometown/From: Atlanta, GA
Medical School:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
PM&R Interests: Interventional Spine and MSK
Outside Interests: Family, friends, basketball, golf
PNguyenpic Name: Phillip Nguyen, MD
Hometown/From: New Orleans, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
PM&R Interests: Sports, MSK, Pain
Outside Interests: Gym, Sports, Sneakers, Food, Art
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Name: Ethan Rault, MD, Chief Resident
Hometown/From: Mandeville, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
PM&R Interests: Sports, MSK, Interventional Pain
Outside Interests: Working out, sports, reading, trivia, spending time with family

Honors: Member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

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Name: Alex Richerand, MD
Hometown/From: Folsom, LA
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
PM&R Interests: Pediatric Rehab, MSK, Pain
Outside Interests: Biking, jogging, hiking, camping, traveling, eating, tennis, flag football, basketball

Honors:  Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

Wehlepic Name: Ryan Wehle, MD
Hometown/From: Lakeland, FL
Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
PM&R Interests: Spinal Cord Injury, Prosthetics and Orthotics
Outside Interests: Playing Guitar, Building Computers

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Class of 2021   PGY-2

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Name: Julia Bryarly, MD 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

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Name: Trevor Boudreaux, MD

Hometown: Thibodaux, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

Honors:   Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

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Name: Elena Hart, MD

Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

Honors:  Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

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Name: Alison Sidor, DO, Assistant Chief Resident

Hometown: Great Falls, MT

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Name: L. Justin Doughty, MD

Hometown: Jena, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

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Name: J. Daniel Fruge, MD

Hometown: Opelousas, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

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Class of 2022  PGY-1

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Name: Allen Degges, MD

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

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Name: Gavin Nixon, DO

Hometown: Anchorage, AK  

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

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Name: Eric Stockwell, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

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Name: S. Sadler Morrison, MD

Hometown: Monticello, AR   

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

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Name: Steven Sanchez, DO

Hometown: Laredo, TX

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Name: Zack Weilenman, MD

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans

 

 

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 Incoming CLASS OF 2023 

Elyse Cleveland

Matthew Cutrer

Eric Thomas Fincke

Patrick Fitzsimmons

Thomas Grenier

William Lee

 

 

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Resident Social Events

 

Social events for residents are held throughout the year. 

  • July - Intern Welcome Party
  • September through December - Prospective Resident Interview Evening Socials (5 events)
  • December - Holiday Party
  • May- Resident Retreat
  • June - Graduation Ceremony and Party

 

 

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