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Graduates of Baton Rouge General Physician Residency Program Shape Future of Healthcare

Baton Rouge, La. – Eight new physicians are beginning their careers at health systems and physician practices across the country after graduating from Baton Rouge General’s internal medicine residency program on June 23 at the Country Club of Louisiana. Five of the graduates will begin their clinical practices or additional specialty training in Louisiana, with three staying at BRG.

“We are committed to continually improving the excellent training experiences that began at BRG more than 20 years ago,” said Dr. Vasudev Tati, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Baton Rouge General. “Being able to teach new physicians our model of delivering quality care, one patient at a time, benefits the overall quality of healthcare.”

Baton Rouge General trains more than 100 medical students and residents annually and serves as the satellite campus for Tulane University School of Medicine, offering the state’s only Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as other programs including nursing and radiologic technology schools.

“As a teaching hospital, we are proud to cultivate Louisiana’s future physicians and contribute to the growth of advanced medical training in Baton Rouge,” 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.”

Internal medicine residency programs typically require three-year commitments following medical school. Upon completion of residency, physicians take exams to obtain board certification and then begin their medical practice or they may continue on with additional fellowship training in sub-specialties, such as cardiology or gastroenterology.

BRG’s Internal Medicine Residency Program Class of 2017:
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Pictured: Robert Territo, DO – Denham Springs, LA; Aaron De Witt, MD – Katy, TX; Vijay Neelam, MD – Vijayawada, India; Kishan Talagadadeevi, MD – Krishna, AP, India; Bahareh Binesh, MD – Tehran, Iran; Martin Binesh, MD – San Jose, CA; Rahul Kurapati, MD – Hyderabad, India; and Justin Hogan, MD – Austin, TX.

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 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.