Faculty

The Emergency Medicine Section has a mission to deliver superior patient care, foster medical education and research, and provide service to the community, the LSU system, and the specialty of emergency medicine. Our faculty are well-known and deeply passionate about their areas of interest which include hyperbarics, critical care, ultrasound, international emergency medicine, EMS and disaster, toxicology, pediatrics, public health, simulation, and many more.

ACADEMIC FACULTY

James B. Aiken, MD, MHA
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Public Health
Associate Medical Director, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness
Assistant Director, EM-IM Combined Residency Program

J. Francois Ancelet, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Lallie Kemp Department of Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Avegno, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, New Orleans Health Department
Assistant Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program

David Beran, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, UMCNO Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Christine Butts, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasonography
Director, Ultrasound Fellowship

Matthew Carlisle, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Director, Division of Emergency Simulation

Elizabeth A. Clement, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Student Clerkships and Education
Director, EMS Rotations
Trauma Liasion
Associate Director, Ultrasound Fellowship

Peter DeBlieux, MD
Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, UMCNO, LCMC Health

Pierre Detiege, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Director, Division of Emergency Quality & Patient Safety

Annelies DeWulf, MD, MS, MPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Elder, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine

Sean Hardy, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Medical Director, UMCNO Department of Emergency Medicine

Paul Harsh, MD
Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Micelle J. Haydel, MD
Albert J. Lauro Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine

Joe Kanter, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health, Region 1

Jay Kaplan, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health
Past President, American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP)

Tracy Leigh LeGros, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship

Scott Mackey, DO
Assistant Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UMCNO, LCMC Health

Jorge Martinez, MD, JD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, EM-IM Residency Program

Anna McFarlin, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, PEDS-EM Residency Program

Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD, MS, MSCR
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Emergency Research
Director, Division of Cultural Diversity
Director, HIV & Hep C Testing Program
Board of Directors, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
PRIDE Research Scholar, National Institute of Health

Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associated Director, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship

Jairo Santanilla, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Division of Emergency Critical Care Medicine
Director, Intensive Care Unit, Ochsner Health System

Ellen M. Slaven, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Emergency Infectious Diseases
Director, Critical Concepts in Emergency Medicine Conference

Randy Sorge, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Clerkship Director, Tulane

Sal J. Suau, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Victor Tuckler, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Division of Medical Toxicology

Keith Van Meter, MD
Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine
Chief, Section of Emergency Medicine

Christopher Willoughby, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

UMCNO Clinical Faculty

  • Roy Ary, MD
  • Rachel Breaux, MD
  • Gaby Buller, MD
  • Erica Fisher, MD
  • Meredith Hall, MD
  • Ed Halton, MD
  • Bruce Hurley, MD, MPH
  • Kathleen Jones, MD
  • Nicole Kaban, MD
  • Luke LeBas, MD
  • Charlane Liles, MD
  • Stephen Lim, MD
  • Nicholas Marney, MD
  • Vanessa Piazza, MD
  • ILM Jeffery St. Clair, MD

Children’s Hospital of NOLA Clinical Faculty

  • Jerusa Aita-Levy, MD
  • Stephen Mac, MD
  • Raghubir Mangat, MD – Site Director
  • Anna McFarlin, MD
  • Julia Schweizer, MD
  • Aaron Thompson, MD

Lallie Kemp Hospital Clinical Faculty

  • J. Francois Ancelet, MD – Site Director
  • LaTonna Bradford, MD
  • Michael Barton, MD, RDMS, RVT
  • Casey Hastings, MD
  • Lesley Lindley, MD
  • Lydia Richards, MD

Ochsner Health System Clinical Faculty

  • Shae Sauncy, MD
  • Erik Sundell, MD
  • Ashley Shreves, MD
  • Daniel Thomas, MD
  • Liza DiLeo Thomas, MD
  • Christopher M. Voigt MD

Slidell Memorial Hospital Clinical Faculty

  • Rachel Breaux, MD
  • Joseph Fraiman, MD
  • Elizabeth Fruge, MD
  • Andrew Fuller, MD
  • Lloyd Gueringer, MD
  • Brian Guidry, MD
  • Bruce Hurley, MD
  • Eddie Lirette, MD
  • Ujwal Meka, MD
  • Robert Mercadel, MD – Site Director
  • Andrew Piazza, MD
  • Angie Ragas, MD
  • Brenna Ramos, MD
  • U. Theo Stafford, MD
  • Archie Tatford, MD

Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care System Clinical Faculty

  • Michael Barton, MD, RDMS, RVT
  • Michele Campisi, MD – Site Director
  • Erin Cunningham, MD, MPH
  • Erin McVey, MD
  • Jill Kitaura, MD
  • Julie Slick, MD

West Jefferson Hospital Clinical Faculty

  • Andrew Mayer, MD – Site Director
  • Mark Foster, MD
  • Brian DeHart, MD
  • Damon Dietrich, MD
  • Geoffrey Smith, MD
  • Michael Volner, MD
  • Darren Whitcomb, MD
  • James Callaghan, MD
  • Katherine Ryan, MD
  • Megan Landry, MD
  • Scott M. Zainey, MD
  • Elizabeth C Ritz, MD