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Venkat Banda, MD, FACP

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Venkat Banda, MD, FACP, 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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Karthik Reddy, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Karthik Reddy, MD, 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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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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Ethan Greenblatt, MD

Faculty Member

Ethan Greenblatt, MD, a native of Baton Rouge, earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his MD from LSU Health and Science Center New Orleans. He performed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining The Baton Rouge Clinic’s Hospital Medicine Group, Dr. Greenblatt practiced at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine and Clinical Instructor for a year. Dr. Greenblatt is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as board certified in Pediatric Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Greenblatt is married with one daughter. Outside of the office, he considers himself an avid tiger fan, enjoying afternoons at Alex Box Stadium, fishing, barbecuing outdoors, playing video games, and being a dad.


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Subhakar Gummadi, MD

Faculty Member

Subhakar Gummadi, MD, 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

William "Keith" Kellum, MD, 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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Katherine May, MD

Faculty Member

Katherine May, MD, 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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Chenna Nalabolu, MD

Faculty Member

Chenna Nalabolu, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from Gandhi Medical College in Secunderabad, India. He completed his residency at the Baton Rouge General Internal Medicine Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Nalabolu is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.


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Catalina Negulescu, MD

Faculty Member

Catalina Negulescu, MD, 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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Sarah Robichaux, MD

Faculty Member

Sarah Robichaux, MD, 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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M. Patrick Stagg, MD

Hematology/Oncology Faculty Member


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Vasudev Tati, MD

Faculty Member

Vasudev Tati, MD, 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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S. Raju Vatsavai, MD

Faculty Member

Raju Vatsavai, MD, 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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Stacy Antie

IMRP Coordinator
IMRP@brgeneral.org


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Leah McKeough

HMG Coordinator


Subspecialty Faculty

Stephen Brierre, MD -Pulmonary and Critical Care
Roy Culotta, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
John Godke, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Tonya Jagneaux, MD, FCCP - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Hollis O'Neal, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Kevin Reed, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Ryan Richard, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Christopher Thomas, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care
Jeannemarie Hinkle, MD - Endocrinology
Hector Mena, MD, FACR - Rheumatology
Shatha Murad, MD - Endocrinology
Patrick Stagg, MD - Hematology Endocrinology
Venugopal Vatsavayi, MD - Psychiatry
Jones Samuel, MD - Nephrology
Brian Swirsky, MD - Cardiology
Oleana Lamendola, MD - Gastroenterology
Steven Zuckerman, MD - Neurology
Michael Rolfsen, MD, FACP - Internal Medicine and Medical Bioethics