Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pediatrics Residency Program

Class of 2026 - LSU Pediatric Interns



William Arnold, M.D.

Hometown: New Orleans
College: University of Alabama - Roll Tide!
Medical School: LSU - New Orleans
Career Goals: Outpatient Pediatrics
Favorite Disney Character: Kronk from The Emperor's New Groove 


Ushma Bhandary, M.D.

Hometown: Boulder, CO/ Kathmandu, Nepal
College: University of Colorado Boulder
Medical School: LSU New Orleans
Career Goals: Undecided
Favorite Disney Character: Timon and Pumba



Chandler Cissel, M.D.

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
College: Duke University
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Career Goals: To be determined... Maybe pulmonology, but everything is on the table!
Favorite Disney Character: Russell (from Up)


Andraya Dickens-Chang, M.D.

Hometown: Reno, NV
College: University of Nevada, Reno
Medical School: University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Career Goals: Pediatric Neurology
Favorite Disney Character: Stitch



Lexi Glaser, M.D.

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
College: University of Mississippi
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medicial University
Career Goals: Likely specialization, but unsure exactly in what yet  
Favorite Disney Character: Mushu from Mulan 


Meredith Kovach, M.D.

Hometown: New Orleans
College: Rhodes College
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Career Goals: General Pediatrics and Breastfeeding Medicine 
Favorite Disney Character: Love them all! It's too hard to choose! 


Casey Landreneau Baggett, M.D.

Hometown: Clinton, LA
College: LSU
Medical School: LSUHSC New Orleans
Career Goals: General pediatrics
Favorite Disney Character: Lilo (Lilo and Stitch) 


Aaliyah Saafir, M.D.

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
College: Howard University
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Career Goals: Undecided
Favorite Disney Character: Mushu from Mulan


Danielle Sketchler, M.D.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: LSU New Orleans
Career Goals: Undecided but leaning towards Neonatology!
Favorite Disney Character: Sulley from Monsters, Inc.


Leah Smith, D.O.

Hometown: Falling Waters, WV
College: West Virginia Wesleyan College
Medical School: WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
Career Goals: Most likely a NICU or PICU fellowship!
Favorite Disney Character: Moana


Sarah Stobbs, M.D.

Hometown: Mandeville, LA
College: LSU
Medical School: LSU New Orleans
Career Goals: Undecided but hoping to incorporate Global Health! 
Favorite Disney Character: Mulan



Courtney Suiter, M.D.

Hometown: Clarksville, TN
College: Austin Peay State University
Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University 
Career Goals:Undecided but thinking outpatient pediatrics
Favorite Disney Character: Rapunzel from Tangled 


Caroline Trammell, M.D.

Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: Furman University
Medical School: LSU New Orleans
Career Goals: No clue, but I'm interested in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology, Cardiology, and Allergy and Immunology!
Favorite Disney Character: Belle


Darrius Williams, M.D.

Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
College: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical School
Career Goals: NICU
Favorite Disney Character: Aladdin


Zaria Williams, M.D.

Hometown: Ridgeland, MS 
College: Vanderbilt University 
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine 
Career Goals: General Pediatrics
Favorite Disney Character: Princess Tiana