Faculty - Ochsner Baptist Medical Center
Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Lisa Bernhard, MD
- Joey R. Biggio Jr, MD – Associate System Chair of Women’s Service Line
- Jennifer Durst, MD
- Stephen Fortunato, MD
- Susan Hendricks
- Sherri Longo, MD - Section Head
- Dawn Pekarek, MD
- Alfred G. Robichaux III, MD - System Chairman, Women's Service Line
Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Jennifer Brunet, MD
- Kenneth Byrd, MD
- Nicole Charbonnet, MD
- Rajiv B. Gala, MD - Vice-Chairman, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Residency Program Director
- Veronica C. Gillispie, MD
- Monique P. Hamilton, MD
- Conor Hardeman, MD
- Amanda Henne, MD
- Julie Jeansonne, MD
- Melissa Jordan, MD
- Meghan Klavans, MD
- Ellen Kruger, MD
- Elizabeth Lapeyre, MD
- Jane Martin, MD
- George "Jody" Morris IV, MD - Chairman Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Angela Parise, MD
- Robin Rathe, MD
- Marguerite Sandow, MD
- William Sargent, MD
- Ana Valente, MD
- Alexandra Weiss, MD
- Anna M. White, MD
- Caroline M. Conway, CRNP
- Jacob Estes, MD-Director of Oncology Services, Associate Residency Program Director
- Richard C. Kline, MD
- Katrina Slaughter-Wade, MD
- Caroline Juneau, MD
- Lindsay Wells, MD - Ochsner REI Division Director
Faculty - Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center - Houma, LA
Ochsner Ob/Gyn is happy to provide a special benefit for residents. When beginning residency, PGY-1s are paired with a faculty mentor. The mentor provides a direct means of open access for residents to discuss the many new aspects of residency life and clinical practice. Interns have one-on-one time to interact with staff regarding issues of professionalism, research, ethics, practice-based learning, improvement- and systems-based practice, and confidence-building.
The mentor/resident relationship is one that is built over time. Initially, assignments will be made by the program director and program coordinator, with resident and staff input. The mentor/resident relationship can change over the course of residents' time at Ochsner, or they may remain with their original mentor.
Mentor Meeting Schedule
Mentors should meet with interns 4 times during the PGY-1 year. A minimum of 2 meetings should be scheduled per year during the subsequent PGY 2-4 years. More meetings are encouraged.
Potential Topics for Discussion
- Professional development and training
- Clinical Experiences
- Interactions with patients, peers, attending staff, ancillary staff
- Personal/family issues
- Career expectations
- Long-term goals
- Discuss untoward outcomes, morbidity, fetal death, patient complications, etc.
- Anything and everything that the resident needs to discuss/address
In order for the mentor/mentee relationship to succeed, strict confidentiality must be maintained between the resident and attending staff.
Schedule the meetings with your Mentor. These should be scheduled by contacting your mentor’s primary nurse and asking for a mutually agreeable time. Please try to schedule more than 30 days in advance for routine meetings. Mentors should be available on short notice for urgent/unexpected meetings when problems arise.
Attending Staff Responsibilities
Provide a confidential and comfortable environment that will foster open discussion about issues of importance to the resident and pertinent to his or her needs. Be accessible and approachable. Be willing to devote the time necessary to develop the relationship and to guide the resident as he or she matures in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.