Current Residents

Like the city of New Orleans, our program draws residents from many different places, cultures, and backgrounds. The Med/Peds Chiefs Residents are fourth-year residents selected by the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics who work closely with the chief residents of each department as the resident-administration liaisons. Please feel free to contact our Chief Residents before, during, or after the application process with any questions!

 

 

Class of 2021

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Bradley Hyman,  DO  

Chief  Resident 2020-2021

E-mail: bhyman@lsuhsc.edu

 

Medical  Education   Nova  Southeastern University 

 

Premedical  Education    University of Florida: Biology with Business minor

 

Hometown  Coral Springs, FL  

 

Plans  Nephrology  

 

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David Lake, MD, MS  

Chief  Resident 2020-2021

Email: dlake@lsuhsc.edu

 

Medical  Education   University  of South Carolina - Columbia  

 

Premedical Education  The  Citadel: Biology

San Francisco State Univerity: Ecology and Systematic Biology   

 

Hometown   St. Matthews, SC  

 

Plans   Pediatric  Cardiology

 

 

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Janet Smith, MD  

 

Medical Education  Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University  

 

Premedical Education North Carolina State University: Microbiology with Genetics minor  

 

Hometown Hickory, NC      

 

Plans   Primary Care  

 

 

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Tat  Yau , MD

 

Medical Education  Louisiana State University, New Orleans

 

Premedical Education  Loyola University: B.S.- Biology  

 

Hometown  Hong Kong  

 

Plans   Infectious Disease

 

 

Class of 2022

Christine Bruins

Christine Bruins, MD

 

Medical Education St. George’s University

 

Premedical Education   UC Berkeley: Totalitarian Regimes with an Emphasis in the Soviet Union

 

Hometown  Pasadena, CA

 

Plans  undecided, possibly Combined Rheumatology

 

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Marie Bulathsinghala,  MD, PhD

 

Medical Education   Penn State College of Medicine

 

Premedical Education   Bryn Mawr College

 

Hometown  Durango, CO

 

Plans  Hospitalist, considering Hematology and Oncology 

Kimiknu Mentore

Kimiknu Mentore , MD

 

Medical Education Marshall University

 

Premedical Education   Duke University: B.A.

 

Hometown  Charlottesville, VA

 

Plans  Infectious Disease

Devyn Rohlfs Rivera

Devyn L.  Rohlfs Rivera, MD

 

Medical Education    University of Medicine & Health Sciences of Saint Kitts

 

Premedical Education    University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez: B.S. in Industrial Microbiology

 

Hometown  Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

 

Plans  Med-Peds Primary Care

Blair Stevens

Blair Stevens, MD

 

Medical Education Louisiana State University, Shreveport

 

Premedical Education   University of Louisiana at Lafayette: B.S.

 

Hometown  Denham Springs, LA

 

Plans    Undecided, possibly Hospitalist

 

Caitlin Sullivan

Caitlin Sullivan, MD, MSc

 

Medical Education University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School 

 

Premedical Education    University of Western Ontario: Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Science- Pharmacology and Developmental Biology 

 

Hometown  Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada

 

Plans  Hematology and Oncology, Palliative Care

 

 

Class of 2023

 
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Christophe DeLespinasse, MD, MS

 

Medical Education   Florida International University College of Medicine

 

Premedical Education   Babson College: B.S. in Business Administration, Barry University: M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

 

Hometown  Miami, FL

 

Plans  Hospitalist, medical missions to Haiti

 

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Laura Hutchins,  MD

 

Medical Education   Wake Forest of Medicine

 

Premedical Education   Wake Forest University: B.S. in Biochemistry and Women's and Gender Studies with Minor in Biology 

 

Hometown  Asheville, NC

 

Plans    Critical Care Fellowship or Hospitalist 

 

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Andrea Ito  , MD

 

Medical Education    Creighton University 

 

Premedical Education   Saint Joseph's University: B.S. in Biology with Minor in Healthcare Ethics and Faith/Justice Studies

 

Hometown  San Diego, CA

 

Plans  Hospitalist

 

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Hayoung Lee, MD

 

Medical Education    George Washington University

 

Premedical Education    University of Oregon: B.S. in Human Psychology and Biology

 

Hometown  Eugene, OR

 

Plans  Work with underserved communities, possibly in global health 

 

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Chelsea Vaughn, MD

 

Medical Education   Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- Shreveport

 

Premedical Education     Tulane University: B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering 

 

Hometown     Lafayette, LA

 

Plans    Critical Care Fellowship or Hospitalist

 

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Deena Wisa, MD

 

Medical Education St. George's University   

 

Premedical Education    University of Rochester: B. A. in Psychology/Brain and Cognitive Science 

 

Hometown  Rochester, NY

 

Plans  Primary Care, possibly Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Class of 2024

 
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Lauren DeLeon, MD

 

Medical Education   St. George's University School of Medicine

 

Premedical Education    University of Florida: Biochemistry with Dance minor

 

Hometown  Englewood, FL

 

Plans    Primary Care

 

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DeLane Hise, DO

 

Medical Education   Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Premedical Education    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Biology with Chemistry minor

 

Hometown  Spring Hill, TN

 

Plans   PICU

 

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Nataliya Khimitch, DO

 

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Meaghan McHahon, MD

 

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Ashley Misky, DO

 

Medical Education    Lincoln Memorial - Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Premedical Education     Tennessee Technilogical University 

 

Hometown  Memphis, TNU

 

Plans     Primary Care or Pediatric Cardiology

 

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Emily Riley, MD

 

Medical Education  University of Arkansas

 

Premedical Education    LSU: Biochemistry

 

Hometown   Dumas, AR

 

Plans  Cardiology, possibly adult conginital                                                                                                                                         

  

 

 

 

Why Our Residents Chose LSU New Orleans:

 "I chose LSU because when I interviewed I felt that the residents had a tight-knit community and were happy learning here. Everyone I met was so welcoming and friendly and truly interested in me as a person. I also wanted to attend a residency program that would allow me to see a diversity of patients and illness severeity. I felt that LSU I would not only be challenged but also supported tremendoulsy in all aspects of residency."  -Emily Riley   

 

" During my interview, all of the residents were so nice, and they only spoke highly of the entire program. I loved everyone I met and really loved the new UMC and changes coming soon to Children’s Hospital."     -Blair Stevens, MD

 

" I chose LSU-NOLA because this city is magical and I loved everything about the program and the amazing people in the Med- Peds department!!!"  - Christine Bruins, MD

 

" I love the LSU family! The faculty, residents, staff are always willing to teach and help!  I love spending time with my family here in New Orleans and attending Saints and LSU football games. I also enjoy eating  Procambarus clarkii  (crawfish)!"    -Tat Yau, MD

 

"I had a fantastic experience during my interview. Everyone was incredibly welcoming, passionate about patient care, and excited to be in the program, which said a lot. The "good vibes" aside, this program accesses a diverse patient population with training at several hospitals, creating exposure to different groups of individuals and healthcare systems. I am confident I will be well-prepared for whatever may come next."