General Surgery Residency

Critical Care Fellowship

  • Program Director: John Hunt, MD
  • Associate Program Director: TBD
  • Program Coordinator: Callie Pearson (Interim Coordinator)

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

  • Program Director: Guy Orangio, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Jeffrey Barton, MD 
  • Program Coordinator: Rachael Carrington

Plastic Surgery Residency and Microsurgery Fellowship

  • Program Director: Charles Dupin, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Gerhard S. Mundinger, MD  
  • Program Coordinator: Brandi Donelon

Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency and Fellowship

  • Program Director: Malachi Sheahan, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Bruce Torrance, MD
  • Program Coordinator: Rachael Carrington

Student Clerkship

  • Director: Patrick Greiffenstein, MD
  • Associate Director: Jeffrey Barton, MD
  • Clerkship Coordinator: Melanie Collins

Residency Programs

The Department of Surgery currently offers four residency programs: General Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Independent Program,Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Integrated Program and a Vascular Surgery Integrated Program. In addition to being located in New Orleans, one of the most unique cities in the United States, all of the LSU surgery residency programs offer excellent training through a wide variety of surgical cases and a diverse patient population. Continue to Residency website:



The Department of Surgery currently offers two fellowship programs. A one year, ACGME accredited fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, with an optional second year concentrating on Trauma Surgery and 2-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Vascular Surgery.



The nine-week surgery clerkship is an intense clinical experience that introduces students to the basic principles of surgery. The clerkship is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills relevant to surgical management that all physicians should possess. In addition, it aims to emphasize teamwork, patient responsibility, and professional behavior as essential qualities for young physicians to develop. Continue to the Surgery Clerkship website:

Surgery Residency


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Surgery Residency

Annual Lectureships

The department of surgery features 3 annual lectureships: Isidore Cohn, Jr – James D. Rives Annual Visiting Professorship in Surgery, Claude Craighead Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery and Irving & Mrs. Lillian Levin Annual Lectureship Series in Colon & Rectal Surgery.


Life as a Resident in New Orleans

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