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Tanner Burgess, MD

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Medical School:  LSU New Orleans

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I’ve spent most of my life in the I10 corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. There’s no place like it. The people, the FOOD, LSU sports (Geaux Tigahs), festivals, sportsman’s paradise, drive through daiquiris. There’s something for everyone and plenty to discover.

What do you do on your days off? Hunting or fishing whenever I can get out of town. Video games when I can’t.

Pets/Family? My girlfriend and our 2 cats.

Random/Fun Fact: Been in school with the guy to my right since 8th grade.

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Maggie Elder, DO

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Medical School:  VCOM - Carolinas

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I rotated here as a medical student and got to see first hand how well this program prepares you to be a great ER doctor. Even as a student I was able to be involved in so many procedures and acute patient cases. Not only that but the faculty are so approachable and supportive, I knew this was where I wanted to train. Plus nowhere has better food than Louisiana!

What do you do on your days off? Workout, read, find new cookie recipes to bake, try to get outside and explore Baton Rouge and the surrounding area (when the heat/humidity allows it)

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? Probably something that allows me to travel or work with animals

EM interests: Global health, ultrasound

5 year plan: Working as an attending and finding global health opportunities to get involved with to be able to provide health care internationally! Still open to where I’ll end up after residency!

Random/Fun Fact: My favorite movie of all time is Jim Carey’s The Grinch and my whole family and I quote it all the time!

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Harrison Daste, MD

Hometown: Luling, LA

Medical School:  LSU New Orleans

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I was blown away by the program on all aspects when I rotated as a 4th year student. Each resident I met was impressive. The faculty were down to earth and prioritized student/resident learning. The whole ED staff seemed excited to teach and allow us to be involved in all aspects of patient care. Also the proximity to Tiger Stadium is a major draw. Geaux Tigahs

What do you do on your days off? Sleep until 11, facetime my fiancée, train Jiu Jitsu, and Taco Bell $2 menu.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? Cutting hair and cracking jokes at a Barbershop.

Pets/Family? My fiancée, Addie and pictured above is me and one of my lovely nephews. No pets, but I travel over to Tanner's if I need my fill of animals.

Random/Fun Fact: I ran an underground barbershop for all my friends in medical school. I've been in school with the guy to my left since 8th grade.

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Annie Gosserand, MD

Hometown: Frisco, LA

Medical School:  Tulane

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I wanted a program that would provide me with the most experience to different patient presentations and procedures as possible. LSUBR had that without compromising a family-like atmosphere. I know that I will get excellent training as well as make lifelong relationships here!

What do you do on your days off? Spend all of my money at Home Depot and try to fix something that was not originally broken

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Daniel Gilani, MD

Hometown: Reading, England

Medical School:  Meharry Medical College

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I loved my interview day and the program really checked all the boxes that I wanted. High patient acuity, a trauma centre, high patient volume, and tons of opportunities for procedures. Speaking to the residents during the interview trail was enlightening to how confident they were in their training and how well rounded their experience has been. That really sold me on the program. Also, to be honest, I just had a good gut feeling about this place!

What do you do on your days off? Soccer, hanging by the pool, and exploring Baton Rouge.

Random/Fun Fact: I used to be a professional baker before medical school.

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Allison Jumonville, MD

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Medical School:  LSU Shreveport

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Kayla Nguyen, DO

Hometown: Slidell, LA

Medical School:  William Carey University COM

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I absolutely loved rotating with this program. The residents and faculty of the department were extremely inviting and incorporated students well into the busy workflow. I knew that I would have a challenging yet rewarding experience if I were to come here, and that’s exactly what I wanted. Plus, the awesome food and game days of BR cannot be overstated!

What do you do on your days off? Gym, read fiction, and tennis/pickleball

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? YouTube chef

EM interests: Teaching

5 year plan: Be comfortable managing a department on my own!

Pets/Family? Sippi, my cat

Random/Fun Fact: I met my hometown mayor when I was born. I was born at home (unintentionally), and my brother, who was 4 at the time, was rewarded by the mayor for his courage to call 911 and get our mom medical help.

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Anthony Tran, DO

Hometown: San Diego, California

Medical School:  William Carey University COM

Why LSU Baton Rouge? Great interview and vibes. I knew this program would have fantastic people and provide awesome training.

What do you do on your days off? Tennis, pickleball, and fishing.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? I always thought it would be really fun running a fishing charter! 

Pets/Family? Mr. Sippi, the orange cat from the delta.

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Brady Rice, MD

Hometown: St. Amant, Louisiana

Medical School:  LSU Shreveport

Why LSU Baton Rouge? The clinical training is top-notch at LSU in Baton Rouge and it's close to home for me!

What do you do on your days off? Lots of different things: spend time with friends/family, play golf, and sometimes just do nothing.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? Probably would be a pediatrician because I love taking care of kids. If not medicine, I would most likely be working in construction because I enjoy building things.

EM interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound

5 year plan: Finish up residency and hopefully PEM Fellowship

Pets/Family? My family lives near Baton Rouge, and I have a 7 year old niece who is definitely my favorite person ever!

Random/Fun Fact: Went Snowboarding ever year of medical school!!!

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Luke Wojohn, MD

Hometown: Zachary, LA

Medical School:  University of Mississippi Medical Center

Why LSU Baton Rouge? From first impressions to today, the program seemed full of fun-loving, intelligent, and hard working people from the top down. The volume, level of acuity, access to procedures, and diversity of training sites/experiences on top of having great people made LSU-BR the place I wanted to be. 

What do you do on your days off? Hangout with friends and family, garden, play sports (disc golf, ball golf, basketball, beach volleyball, etc.), spend time outdoors, read, fantasy football, and plan a hopeful future homestead

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? Try to run a brewery or market farm

EM interests: Global and wilderness medicine, disaster response, and sports medicine

Pets/Family? Married to my wife of 4 years, Brittany, figuring out parenting with our awesome one year old, Millie.

Random/Fun Fact: My wife, baby, and I went on a 7 week road trip out west hiking and camping and airbnbing between match and graduation.

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Austin Wood, DO

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Medical School:  VCOM-VA

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I felt truly welcomed during my interview, and everyone was incredibly down to earth. My interview discussions felt more like a comfortable conversation, and I knew this was the place for me.

What do you do on your days off? play board games and go to the pool with my family, rock climbing, fly fishing

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? Culinary School

EM interests: Tox, PEM, Improvised Medicine

Pets/Family? 1 wonderful wife, 2 moderate children, 1 most wonderful dog

Random/Fun Fact:

 PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

is the longest word in the dictionary

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Sasha Yusem, DO

Hometown: San Rafael, California

Medical School:  Touro University Nevada

Why LSU Baton Rouge? I just got really good vibes during my interview. Everyone was super friendly and I could tell how much the faculty cares about their residents and community. Plus, training at a high-volume trauma center with unopposed procedures? Sign me up!

What would you be doing if you weren't doing Emergency Medicine? I'd either buy a food truck and start my own smoothie/shave ice business on the beach, or I'd work at a lodge in the mountains and be a ski bum. Probably both

Pets/Family? I have a kitten named Bessie and a stepcat named Biscuit (she lives in OH with my boyfriend)

Random/Fun Fact: I am in the 90th percentile for parallel parking. Also, my cat taught herself how to play fetch!

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