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VASUDEV TATI, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Tati earned his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Karnataka, India and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Tati is board certified in internal medicine and serves as Assistant Professor for Tulane University School of Medicine.


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SARAH ROBICHAUX,MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Robichaux received her undergraduate degree from Milsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Dr. Robichaux is a faculty physician of the Hospital Medicine Group at Baton Rouge General and works as a faculty member in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.


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VENKAT BANDA, MD, FACP

Designated Institutional Official, Internal Medical Residency Program

Dr. Banda completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Banda is board certified in internal medicine and hospital medicine. He holds the appointments of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for Tulane University School of Medicine and serves as Designated Institutional Official and Chief Academic Officer for Baton Rouge General.


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AMIR AUSEF, MD

Faculty Member

Amir H. Ausef, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. He completed his residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center and Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Ausef is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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SUBHAKAR GUMMADI, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Gummadi earned his Doctor of Medicine from Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada India. He completed his residency at Rush-Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, Illinois. Dr. Gummadi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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WILLIAM "KEITH" KELLUM, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Kellum earned his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences in New Orleans. Dr. Kellum is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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ROBERT KENNEY, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Kenney has been a core medical faculty member for the Tulane University School of Medicine’s Baton Rouge satellite campus and Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program since April 2011. His focus includes the education of Tulane/Baton Rouge General Internal Medicine residents as well as medical students, and additionally, he serves Medical Director of Quality, supporting all other hospital programs. Recently retired from his 26-year private practice at Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, Dr. Kenney brings a breadth of expertise to our team, as a clinician and educator.


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KATHERINE MAY, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. May earned her Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences in New Orleans, LA. She completed her residency at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, MS. Dr. May is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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MELANIE MCKNIGHT, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. McKnight earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport and completed her residency at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. McKnight completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Hospital Bichat in Paris France and a fellowship in Nephrology at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.


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CATALINA NEGULESCU, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Negulescu earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Lasi Romania. She completed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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KARTHIK REDDY, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Reddy earned his Doctor of Medicine from Gandhi Medical College in Secunderabad India. He completed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Reddy is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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M. PATRICK STAGG, MD

Hematology/Oncology Faculty Member


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S. RAJU VATSAVAI, MD

Faculty Member

Dr. Vatsavai earned his medical degree from Siddartha Medical College in Vijayawada, India and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also completed a clinical research fellowship in the department of Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Raju is board certified in internal medicine and serves as Assistant Professor for Tulane University School of Medicine.


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LIZ TYE, MHA

IMRP Supervisor


Subspecialty Faculty

Stephen Brierre, MD - ICU Faculty
Ray Culotta, MD - ICU Faculty
Robert Drennan, MD - Cardiology Faculty
John Godke, MD - ICU Faculty
Satish, Gadi, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Garland Green, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Jeanmarie Hinkle, MD - Endocrinology Faculty
Scott Jackson, MD - Dermatology Faculty
Oleana Lamendola, MD - Gastroenterology Faculty
Kris Kindsay, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Hector Mena, MD - Rheumatology Faculty
Hollis O’Neal, MD - ICU Faculty
Amit Patel, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Joseph Redhead, MD - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Venkat Surakanti, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Brian Swirsky, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Charisse Ward, MD - Cardiology Faculty
Patrick Njoku, MD - Infectious Disease Faculty