Residency and Fellowship Programs

Baton Rouge Psychiatry Residency Program

Blake Bourgoyne, MD, PGY 4


I chose LSU Psych-BR because of the close family atmosphere that the program exhibits. I was excited to be able to move closer to my own family and have the chance to start a family in Baton Rouge. I try to continue that familial atmosphere and foster that environment when interacting with other members of the program. I am excited that the program is continuously growing and improving, and I am excited to contribute to that growth as I move through the program.  


I enjoy many of the comforts of living in South Louisiana, such as the great food and the Sportsman's Paradise it provides. I also enjoy following sports, specifically LSU and the Saints. I am always listening to a podcast wherever I go, whether it be about sports, politics, or popular culture. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, young daughter, and all my other close family and friends. I enjoy being a dog owner, as do many of the other residents in the program, though I do wish my puppy was more polite and playful towards the other puppies of the program!


Leah Dlugolecki, DO, PGY 3



When I interviewed at LSU-BR I felt like the program was tailor-made to my interests. With its strength in psychotherapy and emphasis on education and service, I could see how the program would help shape me into the psychiatrist I picture myself becoming. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, after meeting the faculty, staff, and residents I felt excited to work here and become part of this community.


:I enjoy travel, long-distance running, creative writing, and dance.

Areas of Interest

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders


Regan Fawcett, DO, PGY 3



During my interview I remember how happy the residents were! Work-life balance is very important to me and this specific program definitely puts an emphasis on wellness. Having not known much about Baton Rouge or even Louisiana prior to moving here I have been absolutely blown away by the friendliness of every single person I have met as well as the beauty of the lakes.


In my free time I like to try new restaurants, walk the lakes, kayak/paddle boat, and travel. New Orleans is a quick hour down the road and Orange beach is a little less the 4 hours.

Areas of Interest

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Abby Shoenfelt, MD, PGY 4


I rotated during my third year with the BR LSU OLOL Psychiatry Residency, it was one of my most favorite and most memorable rotations. Attendings and residents were passionate, personal and kind and it was obvious that everyone had a healthy work-life balance. The choice was a no-brainer!


I graduated from Wittenberg University where I majored in Psychology. Following college I completed Teach For America in New Orleans. I attended medical school at LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans where I met and married my husband.

Areas of Interest

General Psychiatry, Psychiatric Oncology


Our gradautes have a 100% fellowship match rate. Several of our graduates are now program faculty (5), some now call Louisiana home after residency, others were originally from Louisiana and still serve their home state. With graduates from all over, post-residency placement is very diverse.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships - Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Maryland, California, Nevada, South Carolina

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowships - New York

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships - Louisiana

CL Psychiatry Fellowships - Louisiana

Group/Private Practice/Telepsych - Louisiana, California, Tenneessee, Mississippi, Florida, Texas

Assertive Community Treatment - Louisiana

Academic medicine - Tenneessee, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia

Medical directors of psychiatric facilities and programs - New York

Integrated psychotherapy and med management - California, Louisiana, Florida