Our Residents  |  Recent Resident Accomplishments  |  Recent Graduate Fellowships and Employments 


Why Ochsner?

When interviewing for residency, not many programs demonstrated such a strong level of camaraderie and support between the residency classes. Only after starting my training here did I realize that this extended to the staff as well. Not only are they excellent mentors in the OR, they respect us as peers and are easily considered friends. Social events, children’s birthday parties, etc., it would not be uncommon to see a few staff invited with their families. It’s this inclusive and collegial atmosphere that I most appreciate about our program. – Jeffrey Cardinale, Residency Class of 2019

After changing specialties from surgery to anesthesia, I could not have found a better program to join. I was warmly welcomed to the group, and instantly knew I had made the right decision. Ochsner offers such a uniquely challenging training program with an incredibly supportive environment. The staff are passionate about teaching us and sharing their experiences, making all of us feel we will be prepared for whatever challenges come our way post residency. – Marisa Pappas, Residency Class of 2020

As a 4th-year medical student, my goal was to find a residency program that would challenge me clinically while allowing me to maintain a work life balance. After doing an away rotation at Ochsner I realized the residents were on par with and usually exceeded other top programs in the region. Not only was I impressed by their clinical capabilities, but also by the camaraderie in the program. I had a fantastic residency experience and decided to continue my education at Ochsner as the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellow and am fortunate enough to remain as staff. In my opinion you will be hard pressed to find a program that prepares you as well as Ochsner for fellowship and your career. – Jay Trusheim, Residency Class of 2017

Our Residents

CA-3s

Jeffrey Cardinale
Jeffrey Cardinale, Chief
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Omotore Eruvwetere
Omotore Eruvwetere
Indiana University School of Medicine
Alexander Fontenot
Alexander Fontenot
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Nigel Gillespie
Nigel Gillespie
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Catherine Hendricks
Catherine Hendricks
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Ryan Latimer
Ryan Latimer, Chief
University of Queensland School of Medicine

Nicholas Marrazzo
Nicholas Marrazzo
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Tyler Nix
Tyler Nix
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
Ashley Peairs
Ashley Peairs
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

William White
William White
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
 
 

CA-2s

Ian Borsecnik
Ian Borsecnik
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Alex Chung
Alex Chung
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine at Galveston
Brooke LeBlanc
Brooke LeBlanc
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Michael McManus
Michael McManus
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Justin Morello
Justin Morello
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Marisa Pappas
Marisa Pappas
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Rustin Roberts
Rustin Roberts
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Vy Tran
Vy Tran
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Timothy Ziethan
Timothy Ziethan
University of Queensland School of Medicine

CA-1s

Michael Chappetta
Michael Chappetta
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Gustavo Diaz-Mercado
Gustavo Diaz-Mercado
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Dustin Duracher
Dustin Duracher
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Marianne Gelter
Marianne Gelter
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Hussam Ghabra
Hussam Ghabra
Kind Abdulaziz University College of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Jakayla Harrell
Jakayla Harrell
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Benjamin Homra
Benjamin Homra
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Justin Pham
Justin Pham
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Scott Rooney
Scott Rooney
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Hunter Simpson
Hunter Simpson
University of Queensland School of Medicine
 
 

Interns

Turky Alsubahi
Turky Alsubahi
King Abdulaziz University College of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Christopher Ching
Christopher Ching
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Dhruv Choudhry
Dhruv Choudhry
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Jonathan Cousins
Jonathan Cousins
Albany Medical College
Candace Curtis
Candace Curtis
Indiana University School of Medicine
Carter Guice
Carter Guice
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Trevor Johnson
Trevor Johnson
University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Andrew Kolomensky
Andrew Kolomensky
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Ashley Meyn
Ashley Meyn
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Matthew Spalitta
Matthew Spalitta
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Yuxiang Wen
Yuxiang Wen
Changzhi Medical College
 

Matched Residents

Andrew Barker
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Yelin Lee
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Gabriel Sheena
Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Jordan Ezell
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Alexander Nurre
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Julie-Ann Thompson
New York Medical College

Greer Guthrie
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Daniel Park
University of Queensland School of Medicine
Arjun Varadarajan
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Spencer Robichaux
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
 
 

Recent Resident Accomplishments

  • 29 Regional, National and International Conference Presentations in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
  • 3 Peer-Reviewed Publications for 2017-2018 Academic Year
  • 8 Book Chapters Published in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
  • 3 Current Residents are ASA Legislative Resident Delegates
  • Senior Resident is President of the Resident-Fellow Association here at Ochsner
  • 2017 and 2018 winner of the Pelican Cup – Anesthesia Trivia Competition between the Anesthesia Residency Programs in Louisiana
  • Recent Resident Medical Mission Trips to Ecuador and Malawi
  • 100% match rate for fellowship applicants over the last 4 years

Recent Graduate Fellowships and Employments 


2019

Jeffrey Cardinale – Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA
Omotore Eruvwetere – Pediatrics Fellowship; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, OH 
Alexander Fontenot – Pain Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA
Nigel Gillespie – Regional Fellowship; Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Catherine Hendricks – Private Practice, LA
Ryan Latimer – Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship; Cleveland Clinic, OH
Nicholas Marrazzo – Liver Transplant; Ochsner Clinic, LA
Tyler Nix – Pediatrics Fellowship; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
Ashley Peairs – Pain Fellowship; Wake Forest, NC
William White – Pediatrics Fellowship; Emory University, GA

2018

Michael Bailey – Regional Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA
Elizabeth Devlin – OB Fellowship; Brigham and Women’s, MA
Jenna Hester – Regional Fellowship; Tulane University, LA
Seth MacMahon – Pain Fellowship; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jonathan Rayburn – Pain Fellowship; Louisiana State University
Jared Roussel – Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA
M. Cody Scarbrough – Pain Fellowship; Wake Forest, NC
Lauren Scalercio – Pediatrics Fellowship; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Torres – Regional Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA
Neilson Tran – Pain Fellowship; University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

2017

Mohammed Almualim – Critical Care Fellowship; University of Florida
Justin Bordelon – Private Practice; Baton Rouge, LA
Samita Das – Pain Fellowship; Case Western – University Hospitals
Laurie Daste – Private Practice; New Orleans, LA
Akshay Menon – Pain Fellowship; University of Cincinnati, OH
Steve McDaniel – Pain Fellowship; Emory University, GA
BJ Ericson-Neilson – Private Practice; New Orleans, LA
Richard Robertson – Pain Fellowship; Wake Forest, NC
Richard Roe – Private Practice; Lake Charles, LA
Jay Trusheim – Adult Cardiothoracic Fellowship; Ochsner Clinic, LA