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Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residents Graduate

Baton Rouge, La. – Eight new family medicine physicians are beginning their careers at health systems and physician practices across the country after graduating from Baton Rouge General’s residency program on June 24 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at LSU. All graduates are board certified through the American Board of Family Medicine, and two will be returning to complete a fellowship with BRG’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

As one of the few Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in Louisiana, BRG trains more than 100 medical students and residents annually. BRG offers other educational programs, including nursing and radiologic technology schools.

“Our training program at BRG has been in place for decades, and we are constantly improving,” said Dr. Vincent Shaw, Family Medicine Residency Program Director at Baton Rouge General. “We have the same dedication to making the healthcare system better as we do to helping each patient’s quality of life.”

“Cultivating Louisiana’s future physicians and contributing to the growth of advanced medical training in Baton Rouge is part of our culture at BRG,” said BRG President and CEO Edgardo Tenreiro. “By developing the physician of the future whose patient-centered practice is driven by quality, value and clinical evidence, we are aligning patients with healthcare partners who can determine the best screenings and medications for their needs.”

Family medicine residency programs typically require three-year commitments following medical school. Upon completion of residency, physicians take exams to obtain board certification then begin medical practice, or continue with additional fellowship training in sub-specialties such as sports medicine, geriatrics, OB-GYN, global health, or others.

BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2017:
 BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2017BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2017
Pictured (left to right):
Daniel Naul, MD—Thibodaux, LA; Maryann Sandy, MD—Boca Raton, FL; Jason Schrock, MD—Bunkie, LA; Edith Mbagwu, MD—Baton Rouge, LA; Lauren Pitre, MD—Cut Off, LA; Matthew Bumgardner, MD—Sibley, LA; Kristen Thomas, MD—New Orleans, LA; Timothy Durel, MD—Baton Rouge, LA

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. 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 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.