Emilio A. Russo, MD, Program Director


It is truly my privilege to welcome you to the LSU Bogalusa Rural Family Medicine Residency.  Ours is one of a handful of rural programs in the country that prepare you for full-scope family medicine in a setting that is exclusively rural and community-based throughout your 3 years of training!

We are committed to providing an outstanding in-depth experience of the breadth of Family Medicine--including consistent exposure to a variety of patients in a small town/rural environment and a host of procedural skills.   Our diverse faculty is committed to maximizing your experience and our staff has a vision for excellence in team-based care.  Moreover, our partnership with a regional leader in healthcare delivery, FMOLHS, continues to further augment our efforts and increase our potential!

Our location affords us easy access to a beautiful bedroom community to historic New Orleans as well as numerous outdoor activities.  We emphasize a caring family atmosphere that is built on integrity, inclusivity, sound communication, and a passion for Family Medicine.  We welcome your inquiries and applications, as well as , requests for acting internship opportunities that you might fully appreciate the paradigm of training and excellent clinical care we strive to provide.



Emilio A. Russo, MD FAAFP
Department Chair and Associate Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                Program Director, LSU Rural Family Medicine


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