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EDUCATION: Tulane School of Arts and Sciences, Tulane School of
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: University of North Carolina, Chapel
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine Geriatrics
PRESENT POSITION: Staff Physician, Ochsner Health System, Dean
of Students, Ochsner Clinical School Assoc. Prof., Ochsner Clinical
School/University of Queensland School of Medicine
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Chapter Treasurer
Governor's Council Chapter meeting planning and fund raising,
Co-chair membership committee, Medical Student essay contest
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: Participation in 2014 Leadership
Day, Regular attendance at Annual meeting, Fellowship - 1996
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Medical Education,
Quality Improvement, Clinical research in diabetes and
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: ACP has always represented the highest
ideals of our profession. Our organization's unique and relentless
focus on professional development, academics, and patient advocacy
has been a source of inspiration and guidance for me for over
thirty years. Professional organizations like ours, face many
challenges in today's medical environment. My experiences as a
leader in multiple healthcare organizations, a dedicated educator,
a researcher, and a practicing physician have afforded me the
opportunity to lend the years of expertise I have gained during my
career to help advance our chapter's mission. Working in a variety
of roles on our chapter affairs, has given me the added insight to
serve our chapter in a greater role. I look forward to even more
strongly dedicating myself to an organization which I will assist
in inspiring generations of physicians of the future, just as it
has inspired me.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science - Biology, The Pennsylvania State
University, 1988 Master of Science - Microbiology, Immunology, and
Parasitology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New
Orleans, 1994 Doctor of Philosophy - Microbiology, Immunology, and
Parasitology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New
Orleans, 1997 Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center, New Orleans, 2001
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internal Medicine Resisdency Program,
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans , LA, 2001 - 2004.
Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, LSU Health Sciences Center,
New Orleans, LA, 2004 - 2006. Post-doctoral Fellowship on NIH
training grant through the LSU Health Sciences Center, Department
of Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Medicine,
Division of Pulmonary and Critical care medicine, and the Alcohol
Research Center of Excellence, LSU Health Sciences Center, New
Orleans, LA, 2006 - 2007
CERTIFICATION: Internal Medicine Infectious Disease
PRESENT POSITION: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Associate Program Director LSU Internal Medicine Residency
ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Louisiana
Associates Liason 2009- 2014, Organized the annual Lousiana
Ascosites meeting 2009-2014, Program Co-Chair: ACP
Louisiana/Mississippi Chapters Scientific Meeting 2009, 2011, 2013,
Member Lousiana ACP Council
OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: ACP Fellowship
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Medical Education
Hospitalist Medicine Infectious Diseases, particulary drug
resistance and STDs
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I will work hard to make our Chapter
equally beneficial for both generalists and subspecialists in
private practice and in academic practice. I believe that we are
strongest by including the entire internal medicine community in
our activities. My goals for the Louisiana chapter of the ACP: 1.
Advocate for physicians so that the general public, our political
leaders and regulatory organizations recognize the value of
internists as a very distinguished group of highly-trained experts
who should be the providers of choice for adults. 2. Advocate for
the citizens of Louisiana who are our patients. 3. Grow the
membership by reaching out to all members of the state community
including primary care and subspecialists, community and academic
physicians, medical students and resident physicians. 4. Continue
to provide excellent educational activities for the chapter 5.
Encourage mentorship of medical students, resident physicians and
early career physicians through our ACP chapter.