“Since 1973, the LSU Emergency Medicine Residency Program has made it its mission to care for every person, every time – no matter the place, circumstance, or ailment.
LSU EM has been a staple in the New Orleans community for decades, training generations of Emergency Physicians in medicine, patient advocacy, and community relations with a strong emphasis on providing care for the city’s most vulnerable populations. Standing on the shoulders of giants in the field of Emergency Medicine and its various sub-specialties, we residents learn to provide the very best in cutting-edge and evidence-based emergency care to a population that is deserving of nothing less. There is an old sentiment among many New Orleanians: “Run, walk or crawl; if I’m sick, I’m going to get to Charity’s ER!” While the name and physical location have changed multiple times throughout the years and our newest address is filled with bright lights that can be seen from miles away, the Spirit of Charity runs deep and hasn’t wavered. Much like the faculty and residents of years past who brought superb emergency care to the citizens of New Orleans despite low-resource conditions, various mass casualty incidents, and both natural and man-made disasters, we continue to forge ahead in our current healthcare environment and look forward to many more years of excellence in emergency patient care, education, and research.”
– Josh Sherman, M.D. Chief Resident, Class of 2017
EM Class of 2022
George Washington Univ. Hometown: Brooklyn, Michigan
Trauma Bay Theme Song: Eye of the Tiger
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga! Working out! Fooodddddd
Univ. of Florida. Hometown: Broward County, Florida
Desired super power? Never sleeping
Most interesting job? Social worker at youth crisis center
Hobbies/interests? Anything outside that includes swimming and/or riding a bicycle!
Georgetown Univ. Hometown: Orlando, FL
Best music in NOLA? Ace Hotel or Frenchman St.
Must-do in NOLA? Cafe DuMonde, Cafe DuMonde, Cafe DuMonde – in that order. Then find a Second Line and join in. Did I mention Cafe DuMonde is open 24 hours?
Desired super power? To bake cakes like Dr. Sundip Jagpal. That’d be impossible, so telepathy.
Florida State Univ. Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Best music in NOLA: Rebirth Brass Band
Must do in NOLA: Poboy’s from Parkway, riding the Streetcar down St. Charles, exploring the French Quarter
Hobbies/Interests: sports, shopping, Netflix, traveling, fashion blogs, interior design, trying new restaurants
Rocky Vista Univ. Hometown: Great Falls, MT
Best Food in NOLA: Crawfish or Redfish
Most Interesting Job: Undersea/Diving Medical Officer
Trauma Bay Theme Song: “Five Finger Death Punch” by Jekyll and Hyde
Univ of Colorado. Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Must-do in NOLA? Catch one of the ~130 festivals a year in the city and do some fantastic people watching
Trauma Bay theme song? “Jump Around” by House of Pain
Favorite Chief Complaint? “I need my toenails filed” (at midnight)
LSU – New Orleans. Hometown: Houma, LA
Best food: Felix’s raw oysters
Trauma bay theme song: Young Joc- It’s going down.
Rowan Univ. Hometown: Seattle, WA
Must-do in NOLA? Swamp tour, Breweries on Tchoupitoulas, The Dungeon
Trauma Bay Theme Song? “Hard in Da Paint”- Waka Flocka Flame
Hobbies/interests? Golf, running, weightlifting, crockpotting and anki
Univ of California-Davis. Hometown: Yuba City, CA
Must-do in NOLA: Enjoy beignets with friends/family
Desired super-power: healing ability…is that cheating?
Hobbies: running, hiking, baking
Tulane Univ. Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Best food in NOLA? That’s a loaded question…. Upperline
Trauma Bay theme song? Semi-Charmed Life, Third Eye Blind
Hobbies/interests? Kayaking, Bouldering, Hiking, Cooking (but lets be real, mostly eating out)
Tulane Univ. Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
Best food in NOLA? Lucky dog Hot Dogs
Trauma Bay theme song? Azealia Banks (212)
Howard Univ. Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland. *Flips hair*
Most Interesting Job: I blew up inflatable indoor playground machines for private parties and then served them pizza afterwards
Super Power: Definitely to fly
Trauma Bay Theme Song: Beyonce “Formation” or any trap song
Univ of Southern California. Hometown: Cincinnati, OH (I bleed Bengal blood, which means I’m always bleeding)
Trauma Bay Song: El Sonidito
Desired Superpower: To be able to put up 51-8-8 in Game 1 of the NBA finals (aka be God)
EM Class of 2021
University of South Carolina
Desired Superpower? Time travel
Hobbies? Golf, tennis, and hiking
Most interesting job? Working at the PGA Championship
Why NOLA? – , I loved the people and got all the warm fuzzies, also the emphasis the program places on public health and community involvement
Desired superpower? – breathing underwater
Hobbies – Travel and wildlife photography, yoga, anything in water or snow
Why NOLA? – Mardi Gras
Desired Superpower? Flying
Hobbies/interests? Golf, College Basketball
Why NOLA? Love the sunshine and the culture!
Favorite thing to do in NOLA? 25 cent oyster happy hour and touring magazine street
Desired superpower? Ability to be in multiple places at once
Hobbies? Yoga, painting, binge watching TV
Why NOLA? – I fell in love with the people that I met during my time in NOLA as well as the city itself. Mardi Gras, the culture and the food were definitely a large bonus as well!
Desired superpower? – teleportation
Hobbies – the practice of mixology, participating in triathlons and obstacle course races
Most interesting job you’ve had?- working at Build-A-Bear-like store building stuffed animals for little kids.
Why NOLA? – Fun residents and a big change from my Midwestern home
Desired superpower? – Flying
Hobbies? – Soccer, traveling
Most interesting job? – Spanish-English interpreter in Ayacucho, Peru for health campaigns coming from the United States.
Why NOLA? – The combination of festivals, food, culture and love for the Saints made NOLA an easy decision.
Desired superpower? – Time Travel
Most interesting job you’ve had? – Sales rep at Babies R’ Us
Why NOLA? – I’m biased because it’s my hometown, but there’s nowhere else
like it for food, culture, and fun.
Desired superpower? – Air bending from the Avatar cartoon.
Hobbies – Fishing, ultimate frisbee, hiking, reading, kayaking, beer.
Jefferson Medical School
Hobbies – Alpine skiing, hiking, and playing guitar.
Why NOLA? – It’s the whole package! I love the program, the people, the leadership, the camaraderie, the patients, the culture, and the food!
Desired superpower? – The ability to fly
Most interesting job you’ve had? – Santa
Why NOLA? – a unique city with plenty of things to do, places to explore, and interesting people to meet
Desired superpower? – Teleportation, so I could travel the world on my days off
Most interesting job you’ve had? – drove a snow plow in Chicago
Desired superpower? – Teleportation I would love to be in NOLA one day and Tokyo the next, and never sit in traffic again.
Hobbies/interests? Backpacking, Foodie
EM Class of 2020
University of Rochester
Food in NOLA – Neyow’s Creole Cafe
Hobbies – Building and designing race cars
Why NOLA? One of the most exciting, unique, and culturally diverse cities in the world
Desired superpower? Lightning speed
Most interesting job? an armadillo lab research assistant
Chicago Medical School
Why NOLA? Best Trauma Center in the South!
Desired superpower? Transform into an Autobot
Trauma Bay Theme Song? “Welcome to the Jungle” Guns n Roses
University of Rochester
Music in NOLA -Tipitina’s
Trauma Bay theme song – Mega Man by Li’l Wayne
Most interesting job – Camp manager is post-earthquake Haiti
Hobbies – Work out then go out, meditate, open mics, speak languages besides English
Mt. Sinai SOM
When in NOLA – Head down Magazine Street
Trauma Bay theme song – “Get Out Da Way” by Ludacris
Florida Int’l University
Hobbies – Anything outdoors, playing music, having random adventures
Most interesting job – Street performer while backpacking.
Food in NOLA? – Cochon!
Desired superpower? – Fluent in every language
Louisiana State University
Food in NOLA? – St. Roch’s Market
Desired superpower? -Flying, obviously
Food in NOLA? – Blind Pelican 25 cent oysters
Trauma Bay theme song? – “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
Michigan State University
Food in NOLA? Cochon, Jacques-Imo’s, Parasol’s
Music in NOLA? Anywhere on Frenchman!
Food in NOLA? Toups’ Meatery
Trauma Bay theme song – “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar
Most interesting job? – Yoga teacher
Most interesting job? – Video store clerk
University of Arkansas
Favorite Chief Complaint? – Dry hands for the last 30 years…at 3 am.
EM/IM Class of 2023
LSU – New Orleans. Hometown: Slidell, LA
Desired super power: Being in 2 places at once
Most interesting job held: Sonic waiter with inline skates
Hobbies: Backpacking, soccer, running, sourdough bread baking, brewing kombucha, roasting coffee, spending time with my baby girl Jenna!
LSU – New Orleans. Hometown: NOLA East (Versai)
Best food in NOLA? Lola’s for tapas. Domenica’s for happy hour. Pho Michael for pho outside of Versai.
Must-do in NOLA? Aquarium! And walk around outside with your fav drink just because you can.
EM/IM Class of 2022
Louisiana State University
Why NOLA? WHY NOT?!?!
Hobbies? SUPing, Biking, yoga, grilling…anything outdoors
Most Interesting Job? Ice Diver in Antartica
Louisiana State University
Why NOLA? Wide variety of pathology, phenomenal training and food
Favorite thing to do in NOLA? Run with friends…then happy hour
EM/IM Class of 2021
Louisiana State University
Hobbies? Poetry, Cooking, Working on Classic Cars.
EM/IM Class of 2020
Ohio University Heritage COM
Why NOLA? The EM/IM program
Hobbies? Climbing, hiking, running
Trauma Bay theme song? “Killin the Vibe” by Ducktails
Hobbies? Looking like Mary Ann Difranco
EM/PED Class of 2023
Chicago Medical School. Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA
Trauma Bay Theme Song? Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis (Go Blackhawks!)
Desired super power? Ability to speak with animals
Hobbies? Yoga, tennis, painting
EM/PED Class of 2022
Florida State University
Food in NOLA? Katie’s on Fridays
Favorite Chief Complaint? Dizziness
St George’s University
Favorite thing to do in NOLA? Eating! Crawfish, crabs, oysters
Desired superpower? Definitely teleportation
Most interesting job? Being a counselor for students in a foreign exchange program
EM/PED Class of 2020
University of Minnesota
Food in NOLA? 1000 Figs and Blue Oak BBQ
When in NOLA…Getting out to see some alligators on a swamp tour
University of Louisville
Why NOLA? A wide variety of people and pathology
Food in NOLA? Slim Goodies, Dong Phuong, Part & Parcel
Hobbies? Playing the drums, cooking, training my Australian cattle dog