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BRG Internal Medicine Residents Accepted into Fellowship Positions

BATON ROUGE, La. – Five graduates of Baton Rouge General’s Internal Medicine Residency Program were accepted into fellowship positions at hospital systems and academic institutions across the country.

Dr. Anurag Gaddam

Cardiology - Tulane University (New Orleans, La.)

Dr. Louis Ghawji

Endocrinology – University of Tennessee (Memphis, Tenn.)

Dr. Deepti Kantamani

Hematology/Oncology – Louisiana State University (Shreveport, La.)

Dr. Silpita Katragadda

Infectious Diseases – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)

Dr. Jennifer Miatech

Hematology/Oncology – University of Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Dr. Dylan West

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine – East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.)

“Our residents being accepted into these fellowship positions is a reflection of their hard work and dedication throughout residency, and we wish them continued success in their careers,” said Dr. Venkat Banda, Chief Academic Officer and Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

For the fourth consecutive year, BRG’s Internal Medicine Residency Program achieved a 100-percent board pass rate, an accomplishment shared by only 27 percent of programs nationwide.

Internal medicine and family medicine residency programs typically require three-year training 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 cardiology, geriatrics, sports medicine, etc.

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