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

James B. Aiken, MD, MHA
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Public Health
Associate Medical Director, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

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, LSU & Tulane Medical Student Clerkships & Education
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
Director, Division of Emergency Simulation
Assistant Director, Spirit of Charity’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Elizabeth Clement, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Ultrasound Fellowship
Associate Medical Director, New Orleans EMS

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

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
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, New Orleans EMS

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, New Orleans Health Department

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
University Medical Center, Chief Medical Informatics Officer

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

Sal J. Suau, MD
Associate 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

Clinical

Roy Ary, MD
Michael Barton, MD, RDMS, RVT
Rachel Breaux, MD
Gaby Buller, MD
Michele Campisi, MD
Erin Cunningham, MD, MPH
Erica Fisher, MD
Meredith Hall, MD
Ed Halton, MD
Bruce Hurley, MD, MPH
Kathleen Jones, MD
Luke LeBas, MD
Charlane Liles, MD
Stephen Lim, MD
Nicholas Marney, MD
Jorge Martinez, MD
Leslie Palmerlee, MD, MPH
Candice Robinson, MD
Julie Slick, MD
U. Theo Stafford, MD
Jeffery St. Clair, MD
Ariane Stevens, MD