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BRG Announces New Leadership for Internal Medicine Residency Program

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) today announced the transition of leadership roles at its Internal Medicine Residency Program (IMRP) for the next academic year. Dr. Karthik Reddy will transition into the role of program director, after serving as associate program director. Dr. Ethan Greenblatt will assume the role of associate program director. They will ensure the smooth operations of the overall program, including compliance with program requirements.

“Their energy and passion for the training and well-being of the residents is exemplary, and I feel very confident that they will lead this program to greater heights,” said Dr. Venkat Banda, chief academic officer and designated institutional official at Baton Rouge General.

Dr. Reddy earned his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Secunderabad, India, and completed his residency at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Reddy has been a core faculty member of IMRP for 10 years, working to enhance the patient care experience as well as the resident learning activities at BRG. He served as associate program director for three years.

Dr. Greenblatt earned his medical degree from LSU Health and Science Center – New Orleans and completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as chief resident and clinical instructor for a year. Dr. Greenblatt is board certified in internal medicine and pediatric medicine.

Graduate medical education at Baton Rouge General began as a partnership between BRG and Earl K. Long Medical Center’s Internal Medicine residency program back in 1989. Since then, BRG has trained more than 1,200 residents in over 20 specialties. In addition to internal medicine, the hospital system currently sponsors residency programs in family medicine as well as a fellowship in sports medicine, and provides instructional locations for medical students from other schools, including AUC, LSU, SGU, and Tulane.

Internal 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, gastroenterology, oncology, pulmonary and critical care, endocrinology and geriatrics.

Follow BRG’s Internal Medicine residents’ journey on Instagram @brg_imrp. For more information on BRG’s Graduate Medical Education, click here.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three 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 is affiliated with several medical school programs, 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 @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.