Program News

Resident Spotlights

Third year internal medicine resident, Dr. Thankam Nair, participated in a poster presentation for her case study “A Case of Capillary Leak Syndrome with Black Tar Heroin” at the 2014 CHEST conference in Austin, Texas. The case study, which was co-authored with Dr. Stephen Brierre and Dr. Rebecca Reimers, was also published in the October 2014 issue of CHEST journal, a publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. To view the article click here.

Congratulations to second year internal medicine resident Dr. Anusha Nallaparaju whose clinical vignette “Laughter, The Best Medicine,” which focused on gelastic syncope, a rare type of seizure induced by laughter, was selected for presentation at the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2014 Internal Medicine meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. At the conference, Dr. Nallaparaju was also recognized as an ACP Young Achiever.


New Class of Internal Medicine Residents

Eight new doctors will be coming to Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s campuses to complete residency training in internal medicine. Each year, Baton Rouge General trains a total of approximately 500 medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and radiation technologists.

“Baton Rouge General’s new physician residents represent the top medical talent selected among thousands of candidates nationwide and we are pleased to continue to expand our medical training programs with the addition of this year’s class of residents,” noted Dr. Floyd Roberts, Baton Rouge General’s Chief Medical Officer and Dean for Tulane University School of Medicine’s satellite campus at Baton Rouge General.

Baton Rouge General welcomes the following new internal medicine residents who will begin their training in July:

Bahareh Binesh
Ahvaz Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences

Martin Binesh
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Aaron De Witt
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Justin Hogan
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Rahul Kurapati
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College

Vijay Neelam
Gandhi Medical College – Secunderabad

Kishan Talagadadeevi
Siddhartha Medical College

Robert Territo
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Baton Rouge General internal medicine physician residents (far left, L to R
Christopher Hodnette, MD, and Ramsy Abdelghani, MD, with faculty members
(far right, L to R) Venkat Banda, MD, Associate Program Director, and Katherine May, MD.


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