Baton Rouge General Announces Medical Staff Leadership Positions

Baton Rouge, La. – Today Baton Rouge General announced its 2017 medical staff leadership, who oversees the patient care team.

The team includes Louis Minsky, MD, who has been named Chief of Staff. A family practitioner with Baton Rouge Family Medical Center since 1988, Minsky also serves as the East Baton Rouge Medical Officer for the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Jeffrey Littleton, MD has been named Vice Chief of Staff. Littleton, a St. Louis native with more than 15 years of surgical experience, specializes in general and burn surgery.

Other members of the Baton Rouge General/General Health System Medical Staff Leadership are:

  • Michael Dunn, MD – Secretary of Staff
  • S. Raju Vatsavai, MD – Chairman, Medicine Services
  • Glen Schwartzberg, MD – Chairman, Surgical Services
  • Andrew Olinde, MD – Immediate Past Chief of Staff
Members-at-Large are:
  • Roy Culotta, MD
  • J. Benton DuPont, MD
  • Tonya Eichelberger, MD
  • Marci Fabre, MD
  • Joseph Griffin, MD
  • Douglas Hanks, MD
  • Niels Linschoten, MD
  • Christopher McCanless, MD
  • Nakia Newsome, MD
  • Amit Patel, MD
  • Mark Posner, MD
  • Jones Samuel, MD
  • John Sparks, MD
  • Vasudev Tati, MD
  • Jonathan Taylor, MD
Ad hoc Members are:
  • Venkat Banda, MD
  • John Jones, MD
  • Robert Miller, MD
  • William Russell, MD
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About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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