William Davis, M.D., F.A.C.P. - Program Director/Rheumatology

William Davis, M.D., F.A.C.P.Medical School - Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency - Ochsner Medical Center
Fellowship - Rheumatology - University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor
Certifications - American Board of Internal Medicine & American Board of Rheumatology
Academic Affiliations - Associate Professor of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School
Awards - Ochsner Spirit of Leadership 2007 Teacher of the Year


Laura Bateman, M.D.- Associate Program Director/Hospital Medicine

Laura Bateman, M.D.Medical School - Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency - Internal Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center: Chief
Medical Resident
Certifications - American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Institutes of Healthcare fellowship scholar, Stanford Educational Course
Academic Affiliations - Faculty/lecturer Ochsner Clinical School/University of Queensland School of Medicine, Hospital Medicine Rotational Coordinator
Interests - Hospital Medicine Track Co-Founder, Performance and Quality Improvement


James W. Bragg, M.D.- Associate Program Director/Primary Care

James W. Bragg, M.D.Medical School - Louisiana State University in New Orleans
Residency - Internal Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center
Certifications - American Board of Internal Medicine, Institutes of Healthcare Scholar
Academic Affiliations - Faculty, lecturer and Deputy Clerkship
Director, the University of Queensland School of Medicine
Interests -Continuity Clinic Education, Resident Education, and Medical Student Education.


Caley McIntyre, MD - Associate Program Director/ Hospital Medicine

Caley McIntyre, MDMedical School - Northwestern University School of Medicine
Graduate School - Northwestern University Program in Public Health
Residency - Tulane University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Chief Residency - Tulane University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Certifications - American Board of Internal Medicine, Institutes of Healthcare fellowship scholar, Stanford Educational Course
Academic Affiliations - Faculty/lecturer Ochsner Clinical School/University of Queensland School of Medicine
Interests - hospital medicine, education programming, professional development education


Clinical Competency Committee Members

Evan Dvorin, MD ­- Primary Care

Evan Dvorin, MD Dr. Dvorin received his Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School in 2005. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to coming to Ochsner, Dr. Dvorin worked as a Staff Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dvorin is board certified in Internal Medicine. As part of his practice at Ochsner, Dr. Dvorin will be working with residents in the Internal Medicine Residency program particularly focusing on improving trainees’ skills communicating with patients.


Fiona Winterbottom, MD – Critical Care


Jared Dendy, MD - Endocrine

Jared Dendy, MDDr. Dendy earned his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana where he also served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in endocrinology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans in 2016.


Obinna Nnedu, MD - Infectious Disease

Obinna Nnedu, MDDr. Nnedu received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University Hospitals in New Orleans followed by an Infectious Disease Fellowship at University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle. Prior to coming to Ochsner, he worked at Tulane Medical Center in the Infectious Diseases Department specializing in Tropical Medicine.


Catherine Wentowski, MD - Pulmonary Critical Care

Catherine Wentowski, MDDr. Catherine Wentowski earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. She then earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Wentowski went on to complete an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at New York Methodist Hospital. She also completed a Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at New York Methodist Hospital followed by a Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Tulane University. Dr. Wentowski is board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease.


Jairo I. Santanilla, MD - Pulmonary Services

Jairo I. Santanilla, MDDr. Jairo Santanilla earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his emergency and internal medicine internship and residency at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans where he also served as Chief Resident. He then completed critical care medicine fellowship training at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Santanilla is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM - Critical Care Medicine and has been on staff since 2008.


Chief Medical Residents

Farnaz ShariatiFarnaz Shariati
farnaz.shariati@ochsner.org
Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine


Mohammad Yousef

Mohammad Yousef
mohammad.yousef@ochsner.org
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine


Guy Handley

Guy Handley
guy.handley@ochsner.org
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine