Faculty

Adolescent Medicine

 

Karen Simpson, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and her Bachelors in Medicine from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She completed her internship in Family Practice at LSU: Monroe Campus. Dr. Simpson completed her Pediatric Residency at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois, and her Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s National in Washington, DC. She is the Medical Director of the Adolescent Medicine Section of the Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Academic Clinic and the Rotation Director for the Adolescent rotation.

 

Allergy and Immunology

 

Theron McCormick, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from Xavier University of Louisiana.  He received his M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. McCormick completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Texas and his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology through Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital.

 

Sandhya Mani, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.  She received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Mani completed her Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, as well as her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. She is the Rotation Director for Allergy and Immunology.

 

Ambulatory Care

 

Lake Pediatrics at Goodwood

 

H. Jay Collinsworth, M.D., earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed an internship at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La. After a residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, he began a solo pediatric practice in Baton Rouge. He also served as a staff physician for South Louisiana Medical Associates and as KidMed director. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has a special interest in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Dr. Collinsworth is the past president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Paul J. Giorlando, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.  He received his M.D. degree and completed his fellowship in Pediatrics with Louisiana State University, New Orleans.  He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Pediatrics for LSU Medical School and the Pediatric Section Chief for Columbia Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeside Hospital.

 

 

Pediatric Medical Center

 

Ashley Lucas, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.  She received her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.  She completed her pediatrics residency at Tulane and Ochsner in New Orleans. Dr. Lucas is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and practices general pediatrics at Pediatric Medical Center. She also has an interest in childcare health consulting.Sandra A. Franz, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.  She completed her internship and pediatric residency through Brown University at Hasbro's Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

 

Pediatric Academic Clinic

 

Diane Kirby, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Kirby received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her Pediatric residency there as well. She was a Fellow in Educational Leadership and Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  Dr. Kirby is the Director of the Continuity Clinic (Pediatric Academic Clinic) and Assistant Director for Faculty Development within the Pediatric Residency Program.

 

Will Morgan, M.D., received his Bachelor’s and M.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Morgan previously practiced Community Pediatrics and Urgent Care in Mississippi and Alabama.

 

Spencer Pruitt, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and History from Brigham Young University in Utah. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas at Houston. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and currently serves as the Chief Resident of the program. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care.

 

Roberta Vicari, M.D., received her doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the residency program, she served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Department and Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. She currently serves on several community boards and is very active in the Baton Rouge community. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Earl K. Long Hospital and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Vicari is an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and the OLOL Director for Medical Student Clerkships through the Tulane School of Medicine.

 

 

The Baton Rouge Clinic

 

Jamar Melton, M.D., received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Dr. Melton was the Director of the Board for Woman's Hospital. Dr. Melton currently is in private practice at the Baton Rouge Clinic.

 

Elizabeth Dauzat Seiter, M.D., FAAP, received her Master's degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  She completed her M.D. degree and pediatric residency through the University of Alabama.  Dr. Seiter has served as Chief of Pediatrics for Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Seiter is the past Chief of Staff for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

 

Southeast Pediatrics

 

Christopher M. Funes, M.D., received his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans.  He completed his pediatric residency through the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Funes has served as the Chief of Pediatrics for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Dr. Funes is a preceptor in the Pediatric Academic Clinic and Rotation Director of the Term Newborn rotation.

 

Murli Rao, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his Pediatric residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2004. He is a Board Certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Dermatology

 

William T. Massengale, M.D., received his B.S. from Tulane University. He received his medical doctorate from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge. He completed his Dermatology residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Dr. Massengale oversees the Dermatology clinics in Baton Rouge. He also is the Rotation Director for the Dermatology rotation.

 

Scott Jackson, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and History from Tulane University. He received his M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge. He completed his Dermatology residency at LSU, New Orleans. Dr. Jackson is Board Certified in Dermatology.

 

Developmental-Behavioral Medicine

 

Steven Felix, M.D., is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Boston University. Dr. Felix completed both his internship and residency at Oakland Naval Hospital and did his fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Felix specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with developmental and behavioral conditions. He is the Curriculum Director for Medical Ethics for the residency program.

 

Eric Weil, M.D., received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Spanish from Illinois Wesleyan University. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Weil completed his Pediatric residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was a Senior Ethics Fellow at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and earned certification in Medical Ethics.

 

Pediatric Cardiology

 

Michael Brumund, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Emory University.  He received his M.D. degree and completed his Pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.  Dr. Brumund is the Rotation Director for Cardiology.

 

Michael S. Crapanzano, M.D., MHCM, received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology and M.D. degrees from Louisiana State University. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Crapanzano completed a Masters of Healthcare Management at Harvard University. Dr. Crapanzano serves as an attending for the Hospital Pediatric Service and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

 

Wesley Davis, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia. He received his M.D. and completed his Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

 

R. Lester Hixon, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia.  He received his M.D. degree and completed his Pediatric Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.   Dr. Hixon attends in the Hospital Pediatric Service and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

 

Pediatric Critical Care

 

Brian Binck, M.D., received his Bachelor's and M.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma.  He completed his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma and a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship through the University of Texas Southwestern.  He has served as an assistant professor at both UT Southwestern in Dallas and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  He serves as the Medical Director of the PICU at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

 

Kelechi Iheagwara, M.D., MPH, received her M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  She then completed a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship through The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Dr. Iheagwara also holds a Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management degree from Columbia University. She serves as the Rotation Director for the PICU.

 

Firdous Laique, M.D., received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. She completed her Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Laique was recently awarded Faculty of the Year honors for her outstanding teaching of residents from the LSU/Earl K. Long Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Dr. Laique serves as the Medical Director for the Transport Service at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

 

Stephen Papizan, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. He attended the University of the Mississippi School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree and completed his Pediatric internship and residency.  Dr. Papizan completed his fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care medicine through the Medical College of Georgia.

 

Matei Petrescu, M.D., received his doctorate and completed an Internal Medicine and Surgery transitional year at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania. He completed his Pediatric internship and residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Petrescu then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. He is pursuing a Master’s degree of Health Professions Education from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 

Steven Beasley, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.  He received his doctorate from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory Medical School, and did his Pediatric residency at Earl K. Long Hospital, LSU Medical Center. Dr. Beasley serves as the Rotation Director for the Lake After Hours Urgent Care rotation. Dr. Beasley is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

  

Rick Lasseigne, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from Nicholls State University. He received his M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and then completed his Pediatric residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Dr. Lasseigne was in private practice for 23 years in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  He currently serves in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Ashley Saucier, MD., received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, along with a Latin minor, from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her doctorate from LSU, Shreveport. Dr. Saucier completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. She is the Medical Director for the Pediatric Emergency Room at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Brian Stout, M.D., received his M.D. degree from SUNY Buffalo in New York and completed his Pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Stout also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

 

Christopher Woodward, D.O., received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lyon College in Arkansas. He received his D.O. from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Woodward completed his Emergency Medicine internship and residency at LSU’s Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He completed his Pediatric Internal Medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. He serves as the Rotation Director for Emergency Medicine.

 

Cristina Zeretzke, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree from LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She received her M.D. degree from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.  Dr. Zeretzke completed her Pediatric residency and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Zeretzke is the Assistant Program Director of Teaching Innovation and Simulation.

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology

 

John "Brannon" Alberty, M.D., MS, received his medical doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and his Master of Clinical Investigation degree from Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Alberty completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics through the University of Kentucky and his Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  Dr. Alberty serves as the Rotation Director for the Pediatric Gastroenterology rotation. 

 

Patrice Tyson, M.D., earned her doctorate in medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She completed both her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where she also trained for her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Dr. Tyson is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.

 

Genetics

 

Duane Superneau, M.D., received his M.D. degree from the University of Washington.  He completed his internship and Pediatric residency through Louisiana State University, New Orleans.  His fellowship was completed through the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Superneau serves as Rotation Director for the Genetics rotation.

 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

 

Jeff Deyo, M.D., Ph.D., received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Dr. Deyo completed his Pediatric residency and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology through the Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Deyo has dual appointments at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in the St. Jude Clinic. Dr. Deyo serves as the Rotation Director for the Hematology-Oncology Rotation and is an Assistant Director within the Pediatric Residency Program. 

 

Sheila Moore, M.D., received her MD degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.  She did a rotating internship and first year of her Pediatric residency in Nashville, Tennessee at Mid-State Baptist Hospital; she resumed her Pediatric training with residency at Earl K Long Medical Center.  She stayed at Earl K Long, first as an instructor and then as a Clinical Associate Professor at LSU. After retiring from LSU, Dr. Moore became the Medical Director of the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge, where she now practices.

 

Lucian “Vandy” Black, M.D., M.S., received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a Psychology minor, from the University of Alabama. He completed his medical doctorate, internship, Pediatric residency, and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship at the University of Alabama: Birmingham. Dr. Black also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He practices at Our Lady of the Lake and is also a St. Jude’s affiliate physician. He is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Hematology-Oncology.

 

Pediatric Hospital Medicine

 

Natalie Ball Evans, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Dr. Evans completed her Pediatric residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans.

 

Lynzie Boudreaux, M.D., is a native of Lafayette. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University. She received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Her Pediatric residency was completed at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Boudreaux is board eligible by the American Board of Pediatrics.

 

Angela Byrd, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her M.D. from Duke University. Dr. Byrd completed her internship and Pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

 

Erin Hauck, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University.  She received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans.  She completed both her internship and Pediatric and Internal medicine residencies through the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Hauck is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. She is the Rotation Director for the Inpatient service.

 

Shaun Kemmerly, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Tulane University.  She received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her Pediatric residency training through the Oshsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and the University of Florida.  Dr. Kemmerly holds several leadership positions at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She is the Interim Medical Director of the hospital and mobile units and the Children's Hospital leader for OLOL's Department of Information Systems.

 

Kacie Sims, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a Psychology minor, from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. She completed her Pediatric residency at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She is a hospitalist at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and will be starting a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma in 2014.

 

Neonatology

 

Angelle Klar, M.D., is a native of New Orleans.  She graduated from Louisiana State University and obtained her Medical Degree there as well.  She continued at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for her Pediatric residency and Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship. Dr. Klar is Board Certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Shelley S. Davies, M.D., FAAP, is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  She attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and also completed her residency and fellowship there.  Dr. Davies is Board Certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Alston "Trey" Dunbar III, M.D., MBA, received his M.D. degree from Wake Forest University.  He completed his pediatric residency through the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and his fellowship in Neonatology through Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Dunbar completed his MBA at Louisiana State University's Ourso College of Business Administration. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Dunbar serves as Director of the Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Program.

 

Elizabeth B. Lindsay, M.D., is a native of Baton Rouge.  She graduated from Louisiana State University and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston.  She attended Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for her Pediatric residency as well as Fellowship in Neonatology.   Dr. Lindsay is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Donald F. Meyn Jr., M.D., is a graduate of Louisiana State University and obtained his Medical Degree there.  He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for his Pediatric internship and residency. He also completed the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program there.  Dr. Meyn is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Henry Skipper "Kip" Smith, IV, M.D., graduated from Vanderbilt University.  He received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.  His residency and fellowship were completed at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Steven B. Spedale, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree from Rice University and his M.D. degree from the University of Texas, Houston.  He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in Neonatology through the University of Colorado.  He has served as an assistant professor in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Texas. Dr. Spedale has been the Medical Director of the Center for Newborn and Infant Care at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since 1996 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Kimberly M. Stewart, M.D., FAAP, is a graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans.  She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric residency at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Stewart's Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship was fulfilled at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  Dr. Stewart is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

 

Cynthia A. Voelker, M.D., FAAP, is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  She completed her Pediatric residency at LSU and Neonatology fellowship at LSU and the Tulane Medical Center.  Dr. Voelker is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  She has served as Medical Director of Pediatric Respiratory at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Pediatric Endocrinology

 

Jay Gardner, M.D., earned his degree in medicine from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,  New Orleans, where he also completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics. Dr. Gardner did his fellowship training in Endocrinology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics. Dr. Gardner serves as the Rotation Director for the Pediatric Endocrinology rotation. He is also the OLOL Director for Medical Student Clerkships through the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

 

Chantal Lutfallah, M.D., is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. She received her Bachelor’s degree and medical doctorate from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She completed both her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She was previously an assistant professor in Pediatric Endocrinology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

 

Pediatric Infectious Disease

 

Michael Bolton, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He earned his medical doctorate from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He returned to Louisiana to practice Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Dr. Bolton serves as the Director of Quality and Safety for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, the Assistant Director of Quality for the residency program, and the Rotation Director for Infectious Disease.

 

Pediatric Nephrology

 

Scott Williams, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his Pediatric residency through Northwestern University in Chicago at Children's Memorial Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Texas-Southwestern.  Dr. Williams was most recently an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern before joining the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake's Section of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Williams serves as the Rotation Director for the Pediatric Nephrology rotation and is an Associate Director in the Pediatric Residency Program.

 

Pediatric Neurology

 

Charlotte Hollman, M.D., completed her residency in Pediatrics through the Baylor College of Medicine. She then completed her fellowship in Child Neurology with an emphasis in Electroencephalography at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Hollman was the first pediatric neurologist in the city of Baton Rouge, and she has been in private practice since 1983.  Her special interest areas are Epilepsy, Autism, and Neonatal Neurology. Dr. Hollman serves as the Rotation Director for the Pediatric Neurology rotation.

 

Lalania Schexnayder, M.D., Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and M.D. degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  She completed her Pediatric residency, Adult Neurology residency, and fellowship in Child Neurology through Baylor College of Medicine.  She currently serves on staff with The Baton Rouge Clinic.

 

Pediatric Neurosurgery

 

Allen S. Joseph, M.D., received his M.D. degree from Baylor University and completed a rotating internship with Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Joseph completed both his surgical and neurosurgical residencies with the Baylor College of Medicine.  He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgical through The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.  He has served as the Chief of Neurosurgical Service with Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Dr. Joseph currently serves as an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurosurgery with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and as an assistant professor of neurosurgery with Tulane School of Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Pediatric Orthopaedics

 

Dr. Brad Culotta, M.D., received his B.S. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He received his M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Alabama: Birmingham and his Pediatric Orthopaedic fellowship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. He practices at the Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic.

 

Pediatric Pulmonary

 

Rafael Cillonez, M.D., is a fellowship trained pediatric pulmonologist and a Board Certified pediatrician. He completed medical school at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima Peru. Dr. Cilloniz completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL, where he also completed his fellowship. Dr. Cilloniz sees patients at the Children’s Respiratory and Sleep Center at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Tom Horsman, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Dr. Horsman received his M.D. degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia.  He completed his Pediatric residency and Pediatric Pulmonary fellowship from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Horsman serves as the Rotation Director for the Pediatric Pulmonary rotation.

 

Radiology

 

Allison Simon Vitter, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her M.D. from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Dr. Vitter completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University and her Radiology residency at Ocshner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans. She completed a Pediatric Radiology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Dr. Vitter is Board Certified in Radiology and is the Rotation Director for Pediatric Radiology at OLOL.

 

Brandon St. Amant, M.D., received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his Radiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. St. Amant is a Board Certified radiologist who serves as the Medical Director of Imaging Services at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Pediatric Surgery

 

Faith Hansbrough, M.D., received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans.  She continued at LSU, New Orleans with an internship and residency in General Surgery and a research fellowship. Dr. Hansbrough completed her fellowship in Pediatric Surgery through the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

 

John Lopoo, M.D., received his M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He completed a general surgery internship and residency at Oklahoma University Health Science Center.  Dr. Lopoo was a research fellow at the Fetal Treatment Center at the University of California, San Francisco.  He also completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery through Children's Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University.

 

Robert Upp, M.D., received his M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.  He completed his internship and surgical residency at the University of Texas Medical School.  Dr. Upp completed his residency in pediatric surgery through the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He currently serves as an associate clinical professor of surgery with the Louisiana State University Medical Center. 

 

Advocacy/Community Medicine

 

Sue Catchings, M.A., received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a teaching certificate in secondary science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She received a Master’s degree in Health Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University and is certified as a Health Education Specialist. Sue has been the Chief Executive Officer of Health Centers in Schools (HCS) since 1994.

 

Thiravat Choojitarom, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from Boston University, Boston, MA.  He received his M.D. degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Choojitarom completed his Pediatric residency from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He is a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

Pam McMahon, PhD, MPH, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans. She received both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from LeHigh University in Pennsylvania. She was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work in Ann Arbor. She received a Master’s of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Emory University’s School of Public Health in Atlanta. Dr. McMahon serves as Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Research Director. She also serves as an independent contractor for the Tulane University Department of Family and Community Medicine.

 

Roberta Vicari, M.D., received her doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the residency program, she served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Department and Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. She currently serves on several community boards and is very active in the Baton Rouge community. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Earl K. Long Hospital and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Vicari is an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and the OLOL Director for Medical Student Clerkships through the Tulane School of Medicine.

 

Primary Care Program

 

Lake Pediatrics at Denham Springs

 

Thiravat Choojitarom, M.D., received his Bachelor's degree from Boston University, Boston, MA.  He received his M.D. degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Choojitarom completed his Pediatric residency from Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. He is a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

Karim Suazo-Flores, M.D., earned her medical degree from the University of St Eustatius School of Medicine in St Eustatius, Netherlands. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans.

 


 

Lake Pediatrics at Zachary

 

Amanda Talbot, M.D., is a native of Houma, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Talbot completed her medical school training from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She then trained in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Dr. Talbot serves as a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

 

St. Francisville Pediatric Clinic

 

Emmaleigh Brooke Bock, M.D., FAAP, received a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her M.D. from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her Pediatrics residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. She has been practicing General Pediatrics since 2011 and recently joined the St. Francisville Clinic.

 

Pat Schneider, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Religion, with a minor in Biology, from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She received her doctorate from LSU, New Orleans. She completed her internship at Earl K. Long Memorial and her Pediatric residency at LSU’s Charity Hospital, New Orleans. She serves as a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

 

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Group (Baker, LA)

 

Kent Rhodes, M.D., received Bachelor’s degrees in Zoology and Microbiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He received his medical doctorate from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at LSU, New Orleans.  Dr. Rhodes is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

 

T'Lane Folse, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree from the LSU School of Allied Health, New Orleans. She received her M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, where she also completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatric internship and residency. Dr. Folse is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She serves as a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

Brad Giarrusso, M.D., received his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge. He received his M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans.

 

 

Lake Primary Care at New Roads

 

Paul Rachal, M.D., received his medical degree from Louisiana State Medical School in New Orleans. He completed a Family Practice residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge. Dr. Rachal is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

 

St. Elizabeth's Physicians (Prairieville, LA)

 

Lakisha Lee, M.D., received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She received her M.D. from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. She completed her Pediatric internship and residency at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Lee serves as a Rotation Director for the Primary Care Program.

 

 

Mobile Bus

 

Shaun Kemmerly, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Tulane University.  She received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her Pediatric residency training through the Oshsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans and the University of Florida.  Dr. Kemmerly holds several leadership positions at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. She is the Interim Medical Director of the hospital and mobile units and the Children's Hospital leader for OLOL's Department of Information Systems.

 

Charmaine Lastrapes Venters, M.D., received a B.A. in Biology and French from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received her M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed her Pediatric residency. She serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health Science Center/Earl K. Long.

 

 

Pediatric Medical Center

 

Ashley Lucas, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.  She received her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.  She completed her pediatrics residency at Tulane and Ochsner in New Orleans. Dr. Lucas is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and practices general pediatrics at Pediatric Medical Center. She also has an interest in childcare health consulting.

 

Sandra A. Franz, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.  She completed her internship and pediatric residency through Brown University at Hasbro's Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

 

Academic Affairs/Research

 

Laurinda Calongne, Ed.D, received a Bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University. She received her MSW degree from Tulane University and her Master of Education degree from the University of Southern California.  Dr. Calongne completed a one year fellowship in Medical Education at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She earned her Doctorate of Education with a specialization in leadership and management from Capella University. Dr. Calongne is the Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institutional Officer for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Pam McMahon, PhD, MPH, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans. She received both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Psychology from LeHigh University in Pennsylvania. She was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work in Ann Arbor. She received a Master’s of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Emory University’s School of Public Health in Atlanta. Dr. McMahon serves as Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Residency Research Director. She also serves as an independent contractor for the Tulane University Department of Family and Community Medicine.

 

Richard Vath, M.Ed., received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Tulane University. He received an M.A. in Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin. He expects to complete his Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2013. Mr. Vath serves at the OLOL Education Research Manager.

 

Quality and Patient Safety

 

Michael Bolton, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He earned his medical doctorate from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.  He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He returned to Louisiana to practice Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. Dr. Bolton serves as the Director of Quality and Safety for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, the Assistant Director of Quality for the residency program, and the Rotation Director for Infectious Diseases.

 

Medical Ethics

 

M. Aminthe Broussard, M.S., J.D., received her B.S. in Science Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She received her Master’s in the Natural Sciences from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Ms. Broussard received her J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. She serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.

 

Steven Felix, M.D., is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Boston University. Dr. Felix completed both his internship and residency at Oakland Naval Hospital and did his fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Felix specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with developmental and behavioral conditions. He is the Curriculum Director for Medical Ethics for the residency program.

 

Jim Reagan, Ph.D., received an A.B. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He received a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He also received his Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University. Dr. Reagan has served as a medical ethicist, a medical school professor, and a staff chaplain during his career. He is a bioethicist for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

 

Eric Weil, M.D., received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology and Spanish from Illinois Wesleyan University. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Weil completed his Pediatric residency at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was a Senior Ethics Fellow at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and earned certification in Medical Ethics.

 

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