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


Bradley Hyman,  DO  

Chief  Resident 2020-2021



Medical  Education   Nova  Southeastern University 


Premedical  Education    University of Florida: Biology with Business minor


Hometown  Coral Springs, FL  


Plans  Nephrology  



David Lake, MD, MS  

Chief  Resident 2020-2021



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   Pulmonary/Critical Care




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  




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


Marie B

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

Christophe DeLespinasse 1

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


Laura Hutchins 2

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 


Andrea Ito 2

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


Hayoung Lee 2

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 


Chelsea Vaughn 1

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


Deena Wisa 1  

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

Christophe DeLespinasse 1

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


Laura Hutchins 2

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


Andrea Ito 2

Nataliya Khimitch, DO


Medical Education     American university of the Carribean 


Premedical Education    NYU: Psychology


Hometown    Brooklyn, NY


Plans    Undecided, possibly GI


Hayoung Lee 2

Meaghan McHahon, MD


Medical Education    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University


Premedical Education     University of North Florida


Hometown    Palm City, FL


Plans    Primary Care or Allery/Immunology 


Chelsea Vaughn 1

Ashley Misky, DO


Medical Education    Lincoln Memorial - Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine


Premedical Education     Tennessee Technological University 


Hometown  Memphis, TNU


Plans     Primary Care or Pediatric Cardiology


Deena Wisa 1  

Emily Riley, MD


Medical Education  University of Arkansas


Premedical Education    LSU: Biochemistry


Hometown   Dumas, AR


Plans  Cardiology, possibly adult congenital                                                                                                                                         





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."