Residency and Fellowship Programs

Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program

Faculty Bios


Jessica Berthelot, MD

Jessica Berthelot, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with the LSU Health System.  She is a graduate of the LSU-Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program and completed a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship in New Orleans before returning home to Baton Rouge to become faculty.  She is the Associate Program Director and the Medical Student Clerkship Director. She supervises residents and medical students on their consultation-liaison rotation at OLOL and in the general outpatient psychiatric residency clinic.  She is the course director for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry seminar and Patient Safety didactic series.  She is particularly interested in psychiatric presentations of medical illness and delirium.


     Undergraduate: LSU, 2007

     Medical School: LSUHSC School of Medicine, MD 2010-2014

     Residency: LSU Baton Rouge, Psychiatry, 2014-2018

     Fellowship: LSU New Orleans, Consultation-liaison fellowship, 2018-2019


Jason Boudreaux, MD

Jason Boudreaux, MD is a Baton Rouge native and 2016 graduate of our program where he served as chief resident, received his medical doctorate from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Dr. Boudreaux also attended undergraduate training at LSU.  He is board certified and currently works as a supervisor for residents on the Consultation-Liaison service.  He is a clinical assistant professor with the LSUHSC Schhol of Medicine.


     Undergraduate: LSU, BS Biochemistry, 2004-2008

     Medical School:  LSUHSC School of Medicine, MD, 2008-2012

     Residency: LSU Baton Rouge, Psychiatry, 2012-2016, Chief resident



Julie Buckner, PhD

Julia Buckner, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Louisiana State University Department of Psychology in Baton Rouge.  She is also a Clinical Associate Professor with the LSUHSC School of Medicine. Dr. Buckner is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Louisiana and director of the LSU Anxiety and Addictive Behaviors Research Laboratory and Clinic. She has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has been recognized for her research and clinical work by organizations such as the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Anxiety Disorders and Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Groups, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and the American Psychological Association. Her work has received funding from local and federal agencies including several grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Dr. Buckner co-leads the CBT didactic series for our residents, supervises residents conducting CBT, supervises LSU graduate students conducting brief motivation enhancement interventions and/or CBT at several units of the hospital (e.g., outpatient clinic, MAT clinic, inpatient units), and is the principal investigator on a HRSA grant to provide opiate services to patients at OLOL. 


     Undergraduate: Kenyon College, BA in Psychology 1997

     Graduate: Columbia University, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2002; Florida State University, Clinical Psychology MS 2005, PhD 2008 

     Pre-doctoral fellow: Yale University School of Medicine. 2007-2008        



Cullen Burke, MD

Cullen Burke, MD is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and a Baton Rouge native.  Dr. Burke is a member of the Our Lady of the Lake Physician's group and supervises residents on their rotations in the Emergency Mental and Behavioral Health Unit of OLOL Regional Medical Center.


     Undergraduate: Tulane University, BS, 2004-2008

     Medical School: LSU Shreveport, MD, 2008-2012

     Residency:  LSU Baton Rouge, Psychiatry, 2012-2016


Matthew Calamia, PhD

Matthew Calamia, PhD is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and associate professor of psychology at Louisiana State University. He is the director of the Psychological Services Center, an on-campus unit of the LSU psychology department offering assessment and intervention services to LSU students and the broader community. He also provides assessment and therapy services directly to patients as part of Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group.  Dr. Calamia's research aims to apply work on the psychometric properties of measures used in neuropsychological assessment to answer clinically relevant questions. His work focuses on different populations including examining cognitive and emotional changes in normative aging and dementia. Dr. Calamia provides assessment supervision for psychology externs in the outpatient clinic and CBT supervision and didactics related to psychological assessment and neuroscience for psychiatry residents.  


     Undergraduate: Louisiana State University, BS, Psychology, 2007 

     Graduate: University of Iowa, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2014 

     Psychology Internship: University of Illinois, Psychiatry Department, 2014 



Kelly Cannon, MD

Kelly Cannon, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with LSU Health Sciences Center. She supervises residents and medical students on the inpatient psychiatry rotation. Dr. Cannon is board certified in general adult psychiatry.



     Medical School: LSU, Shreveport, MD, 2004-2008

     Residency: LSUHSC, New Orleans, Psychiatry, 2008-2012 


Alex Cohen, PhD

Alex S Cohen, Ph.D.  is a Professor in the Psychology department at LSU, clinical associate professor at LSU Health Sciences Center and Director of the Affective Science and Psychopathology Laboratory. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Louisiana, and heads a team of doctoral psychology trainees that are focused on implementing technologies for understanding and improving the lives of individuals with serious mental illness. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and has numerous conference presentations and abstracts. His research, which focuses on using objective biobehavioral technologies to understand mental illness, has been funded by state, federal and international agencies. Dr. Cohen helps lead the CBT curriculum for our residents and serves on the Diversity Committee.


     Undergraduate: Portland State University, 1993-1998

     Graduate: Kent State University, 1998-2004

     Internship and post-doctoral fellowship: University of Maryland School of Medicine



Kathleen Crapanzano, MD, MACM

Kathleen Crapanzano, MD is a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, LSU and serves as the Section Chair.  After completing her training and remaining on the MCG faculty for three years, she returned to Baton Rouge and worked on the faculty of the LSU-BR Internal Medicine program at Earl K. Long. She served as the Medical Director for the Louisiana Office of Mental Health in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, helping to rebuild and expand the mental health system across the state at that time.  She supervises residents in the outpatient clinic and her research interests focus on the multifaceted effects of stigma. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American Psychiatric Association Assembly and the American College of Psychiatry's PRITE Editorial Board.


     Undergraduate: LSU, B.S in Biochemistry, 1980-1984

     Graduate: University of Southern California, Masters in Academic Medicine, 2015

     Medical School: LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, MD, 1984-88

     Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Psychiatry, 1988-92, Chief resident, Psychopharmacology fellowship, 1991-1992



John deBack, MD

John deBack, MD received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at Tulane University.  Dr. deBack is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with LSUHSC and a supervisor for residents and fellows on the inpatient child rotations. His research interests include developing methods to assess for early onset bipolar disorder, in addition to developing standardized rapid assessment tools (i.e., interviews and scales) that are designed to improve diagnostic accuracy and consistency for clinicians who practice outside of research settings.


     Undergraduate: Geneseo University, Augusta University

     Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, MD, 

     Residency: Tulane University, Psychiatry

     Fellowship: Tulane University, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Joseph Grizzaffi, MD

Joseph Grizzaffi, MD completed his medical training and residency/fellowship training at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans where he also served as chief resident during his fellowship. Following completion of his Child & Adolescent fellowship, Dr. Grizzaffi spent an extra year in New Orleans for psychopharmacology training. After moving to Baton Rouge in 1994, Dr. Grizzaffi worked for 5 years as a staff psychiatrist with the Baton Rouge General Hospital and then worked in private practice in Baton Rouge doing a combination of adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. During this time he also served as the psychiatric consultant for the Health Care in Schools program. Dr. Grizzaffi joined the LSU-OLOL psychiatry residency program in 2012. He teaches child/adolescent didactic courses to PGY-2 residents, supervises the child/adolescent outpatient consult clinic, supervises upper-level residents in the resident clinic and teaches psychiatry to pediatric residents, and provides child/adolescent consult services in the hospital. Dr. Grizzaffi is a board certified psychiatrist.


     Undergraduate: Louisiana State University (BS in Zoology), 1972 and Western Michigan State University (Physicians' Assistant program), 1977

     Medical School: LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, MD, 198401988

     Residency:  LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, 1988-1991

     Fellowship:  LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), 1991-1993, Chief fellow



Case Harvey, MD

R. Case Harvey MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Harvey is board certified in both adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. His particular interests are in the full spectrum of mood disorders, the history of psychiatric diagnostic concepts, as well as the biological basis of addictions. He has a special interest in novel treatments mood disorders including the clinical application of TMS as well the use of intranasal Ketamine.  He works with residents in various capacities, as a teacher, supervisor, and mentor in line with the Jesuit concept of “Cura Personalis”.


     Undergraduate: Tulane University, BA, 2002-2006, Philosophy

     Medical School: Tulane University, MD, 2006-2010

     Residency: LSU Shreveport, Transitional year, 2010-2011; Tulane University, (Psychiatry) 2011-2014


Natalie Hunsinger, MD

Natalie Hunsinger, MD completed her psychiatric residency training with LSU Baton Rouge in 2019 and currently works in outpatient practice with Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and is the Director of the residency clinic with the LSU Baton Rouge psychiatric residency program. She teaches resident didactic courses in anxiety spectrum disorders and practice-based learning, and she leads the psychiatric interviewing course for intern residents. She also supervises residents in the psychiatry residency outpatient clinic.


     Undergraduate: University of Alabama, B.S. Psychology, 2007-2011

     Medical School: University of South Alabama, MD 2011-2015

     Residency: LSU Baton Rouge, Psychiatry, 2015-2019, chief resident



Haleema Iqbal, MD

Haleema Iqbal, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry. She has been at Our Lady of the Lake since 2012 and provides clinical supervision for the residents and medical students primarily in the psychiatric emergency department.  Dr. Iqbal is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  She treats a wide variety of mental illnesses to include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality and substance use disorders.


     Medical School: University of Rajiv Gandhi, SDU Medical College and Hospital, India, 1999-2004

     Residency: University of Louisville, Psychiatry, 2008-2012


Eva Mathews, MD, MPH

Eva Mathews, MD, MPH is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the LSUHSC School of Medicine and is the Residency Program Director.  She also serves as the Psychotherapy Director. Her interests include women's perinatal mental health, psychodynamic psychotherapy and narrative medicine. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, supervises residents in our outpatient clinic, directs psychotherapy supervision, oversees the women's health services in the clinic, and is the sole course director for the Women's Mental Health, Supportive Therapy and Narrative Medicine didactic series.


     Undergraduate: LSU, BA English 2005

     Graduate: Tulane University School of Public Health, MPH 2010

     Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, MD 2010

     Residency:  Harvard Longwood Psychiatry residency program, 2010- 2014



Raymond Tucker, PhD

Raymond Tucker, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Louisiana State University (LSU). At LSU he directs the Mitigation of Suicidal Behavior (MOSB) laboratory on campus. Dr. Tucker's research broadly focuses on the enhancement of theoretical models of suicide and suicide risk assessment tools. This work has been completed in adults, college students, current and former military personnel, gender non-conforming veterans, and ethnic and racial minority populations. In tandem with his suicide-related research, Dr. Tucker is active in leadership with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is a consulting editor at the peer-reviewed journals Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior and Archives of Suicide Research. Dr. Tucker supervises LSU clinical psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents in their use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) in the hospital. He also helps supervise psychiatry residents in their use of CBT in the outpatient clinic. 


     Undergraduate: Lawrence University, BA Psychology, 2010

     Graduate: Oklahoma State University, PhD, 2017

     Psychology internship: Veteran's Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System. 



L. Lee Tynes, MD, PhD

L. Lee Tynes, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor with the LSUHSC School of Medicine and also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane.  He has published over 40 papers, abstracts, and book chapters dealing with an array of topics related to both internal medicine and psychiatry. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association, and in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. 


     Undergraduate: Baylor University, BS in Psychology, 1976-1980

     Graduate: University of Southwestern Louisiana, BS in General Experimental Psychology, 1981-1983

     Graduate: LSU, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1983-1989

     Clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School, 1986-1989

     Medical School: LSU School of Medicine, MD, 1989-1993

     Residency: Tulane University (Combined internal medicine and psychiatry), 1993-1998



Melissa Watson, MD

Melissa Watson, MD is board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry.  She is a member of Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group and serves as Medical Director for inpatient services.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the LSUHSC School of Medicine, and supervises interns on the inpatient psychiatry rotation as well as PGY 2 residents on their child and adolescent consultation- liaison rotation at Our Lady of the Lake. She has played a large role in the hospital with Patient Safety and Quality Improvement efforts.



     Medical School: University of Texas San Antonio, MD, 1996-2000

     Residency: University of Texas San Antonio, general psychiatry, 2005

     Fellowship: University of Texas San Antonio, child psychiatry, 2004


Mark Zielinski, MD

Mark Zielinski, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the LSUHSC School of Medicine.  He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (in Dallas) before moving to Baton Rouge.  He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge for six years before opening a private practice in general psychiatry.  He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry with many years of experience in Geriatric Psychiatry.  He is active in a number of medical societies and has served as President of The Baton Rouge Psychiatric Society and the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association. He is also a course director for the Introduction to Psychopharmacology course and the History of Psychiatry seminar.


     Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, BA Psychology 1979

     Medical School: University of Texas Medical School, MD, Houston, 1985

     Residency: University of Texas Medical School Houston, Texas, 1985-89, Chief Resident