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Clerkship Directors

Venkat BandaVenkat Banda, MD, FACP

Chief Academic Officer & Designated Institutional Official
Dr. Venkat 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.

Raju VatsavaiS. Raju Vatsavai, MD

Internal Medicine Clerkship Director
Dr. S. Raju Vatsavai earned his Doctor of Medicine from Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada, India. He completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with focus in Hospital Medicine. He also completed an American Hospital Association sponsored Patient Safety Fellowship and obtained his Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification.

Dhaval AdhvaryuDhaval Adhvaryu, MD, FACS

General Surgery Clerkship Director
Dhaval Adhvaryu, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in General Surgery with a specialty in burn care. Dr. Adhvaryu received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. and Finch University and Health Sciences in Chicago, IL. Dr. Adhvaryu is one of our Baton Rouge General Surgical Associates, and also currently serves as a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Venugopal VatsavayiVenugopal Vatsavayi, MD

Psychiatry Clerkship Director
Venugopal Vatsavayi is Board Certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Vatsavayi received his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Wayne GravoisWayne Gravois, MD, ABFP

Family Medicine Clerkship Director
A Louisiana native, Wayne Gravois, MD, ABFP, attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and is board certified in Family Medicine.