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New Doctors Headed to Baton Rouge for Residency Training at BRG

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General (BRG) welcomed a new class to its residency programs on Friday, March 15, known nationally as “Match Day” -- the much-anticipated day when medical students find out which residency or fellowship program they are accepted or “matched” into. Twenty-two doctors will join BRG’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Family Medicine Residency Program and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

The residents will train at BRG’s Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses, which provide a clinical setting for Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia, Psychiatry, and General Surgery Residency Programs.

Joining the Family Medicine Residency Program are: Vivek Chaudhari, Joy Emwinmarhuanmwan, Stephen “Jacobi” Holt, Aidan Hutcherson, Sopuruchukwu Onukwube, Kade Passman, Stephanie Terhoeve, and Shantasia Thomas.

Joining the Internal Medicine Residency Program are: Sahad Akram, Ayse Altun, Rohith Appalaneni, Utkarsh Arora, Renu Boyapati, Fang-Yu Chen, Shelley Husband, Harshavardhini Kommavarapu, Sampada Kuwar, Saisruthi Regalla, Rithika Sayabugari, and Kuseme Udoh.

Danielle Pawlichuk, MD, and Logan Soileau, DO, will join BRG’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in August.

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.

Follow BRG residents’ journey on Instagram @brg_imrp and @brg_fmrp. 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.