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New Group of Physicians Transition into Healthcare System Amid Historic Pandemic

BATON ROUGE, La. – Eighteen physicians are beginning new careers at health systems and physician practices across the country after graduating from Baton Rouge General’s (BRG) residency programs in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. COVID-19 changed the course of the final months of their residency, many jumping in to help wherever needed to care for patients.

“The Class of 2020 proved what it means to be a doctor during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Vasudev Tati, Program Director for IMRP.All of these graduates gave themselves over to their patients and were selfless to the cause, and it has been an honor and privilege to teach them, work with them, and watch them serve their fellow man.”

Six graduates will remain at BRG – Rachel Brady, DO, Benjamin Levron, MD, and Robert Sudduth, DO, at Baton Rouge General Physicians clinics and Amar Dave, MD, Bayley Hubble, MD, and Aaron Williams, MD as hospitalists.

The Family Medicine graduates are Cassandra Barnes, MD; Rachel Brady, DO; Patrick Cudahy, MD; Jeremy Knott, MD; Vineeth Kumar, MD; Benjamin Levron, MD; Luciano Mancera, MD; and Robert Sudduth, DO.

The Internal Medicine graduates are Amar Dave, MD; Bayley Hubble, MD; Dasha Lopez, MD; Sai Malireddy, MD; Dillon McCarty, MD; Abhishek Methukupally, MD; Ankitha Nukala, MD; Nipur Patel, MD; Nikhil Tarte, MD; and Aaron Williams, MD.

Family and internal 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, cardiology, OB/GYN, global health, or others.

Through its education programs, BRG trains annually more than 500 medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and radiation technologists, and provides instructional locations for medical students from other schools, including Tulane and LSU.

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 an affiliate 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.