Where are they now? View the current status of our Alumni.

PGY-4

Emily Blosser, MD/MPH
Emily Blosser, MD, PhD
emily.blosser@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Pataskala, OH
  • Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Personal interests: Travel and music

Logan Corey, MD
Logan Corey, MD
logan.corey@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina
  • Personal interests: Podcasts, running with my dog

Victoria McHenry, MD
Victoria McHenry, MD
victoria.mchenry@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA
  • Undergraduate: Emory University
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans
  • Personal interests: Horseback riding, cooking

Matthew Ragan, MD
Matthew Ragan, MD
matthew.ragan@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Dothan, AL
  • Undergraduate: Auburn University
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Personal interests: Sports, food and outdoors

Kristen Vaughan, MD
Kristen Vaughan, MD
kristen.vaughan@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Madison, AL
  • Undergraduate: Auburn University
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Personal interests: Soccer, water skiing/wakeboarding, snow skiing, Mexican food, beach trips, spending time with family

PGY-3

Jordan Berg, MD
Jordan Berg, MD
jordan.berg@ochsner.org​
  • Hometown: Stoughton, WI
  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
  • Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: TBD
  • Personal interests: dancing, euchre, Sunday crosswords, naps, running

Wyeth Lawson, MD
Wyeth Lawson, MD
wyeth.lawson@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University
  • Medical School: East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: Academic Medicine, Public Health, Community Health
  • Personal interests: Running, cooking, wood-working, traveling, practicing my Spanish, exploring the culture and cuisine of New Orleans with my wife, 2 year old son, and our dog Jackson.

Payton Olson, MD
Payton Olson, MD
payton.olson@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Shreveport, LA
  • Undergraduate: Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Medical School: Louisiana State University-Shreveport
  • Post-graduate Plans: Undecided, likely private practice
  • Personal interests: Wining & dining, traveling, reading, spending time with my husband and dogs

Sushma Reddy, MD
Sushma Reddy, MD
sushma.reddy@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Post-graduate Plans: No definite plans
  • Personal interests: Family time, cooking, music, traveling, running.

Alex Vezina, MD
Alex Vezina, MD
alex.vezina@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University
  • Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: Not sure yet!
  • Personal interests: Animals and plants/gardening.

PGY-2

Jessica Grote
Jessica Grote, MD
jessica.grote@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Kenner, LA
  • Undergraduate: University of Alabama
  • Medical School: LSU New Orleans
  • Post-graduate Plans: Undecided
  • Personal interests: Food and wine, spending time with family and friends

Dona Kioseff
Dona Kioseff, MD
dona.kioseff@ochsner.org​
  • Hometown: Valdosta, GA
  • Undergraduate: Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
  • Post-graduate Plans: likely private practice but interested in urogynecology so we’ll see!
  • Personal interests: running, spending time with my pet rabbit, walks/bike rides through Audubon and City Parks, trying new places to eat in New Orleans, healthy cooking, live jazz

Angela Nakahara
Angela Nakahara, MD
angela.nakahara@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
  • Undergraduate: Pepperdine University
  • Medical School: University of Queensland Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School
  • Post-graduate Plans: Academic medicine, fellowship
  • Personal interests: spending time with friends/family, going to the dog park with my dog, snowboarding, learning how to cook new foods

Katelyn Falgout
Katelyn Simmons, MD
katelyn.simmons@ochsner.org​
  • Hometown: Houma, LA
  • Undergraduate: LSU
  • Medical School: LSU, Shreveport
  • Post-graduate Plans: undecided
  • Personal interests: playing soccer, hanging out with my dog Ozzy and my husband, hiking, kayaking, weight lifting

Katharine Veale
Katharine Veale, MD
katharine.veale@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Undergraduate: Boston College
  • Medical School: Tulane University
  • Post-graduate Plans: Private practice as generalist
  • Personal interests: baking, reading, spending time with friends and family

PGY-1

Miranda Long, MD
Miranda Long, MD
Miranda.long@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Columbus, GA
  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Post-graduate Plans: Most likely practicing as a generalist in either a group practice or academic medical center
  • Personal interests: Going to the park with my dog (Ollie), attending craft beer festivals with my husband, tasting food at different restaurants, and trying new workouts

Victoria Polo, MD
Victoria Polo, MD
Victoria.polo@ochsner.org​
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: Undecided!
  • Personal interests: Spending time with my family and friends, food and wine, running and hiking, and traveling

Alexia Novara, MD
Alexia Novara, MD
Alexia.novara@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Birmingham, AL
  • Undergraduate: Auburn University
  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Post-graduate Plans: Undecided
  • Personal interests: Traveling, doing workout classes, enjoying the outdoors, reading for leisure, spending time with my husband and dog, and going on adventures with friends and family

Catherine Rault, MD
Catherine Rault, MD
Catherine.rault@ochsner.org​
  • Hometown: New York, New York
  • Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: Hope residency helps me decide!
  • Personal interests: cooking, Sweat by Kayla, spending time with friends and family, rewatching episodes of Friends.

James Toppin, MD
James Toppin, MD
James.Toppin@ochsner.org
  • Hometown: Tupelo, MS
  • Undergraduate: The University of Mississippi
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Post-graduate Plans: undecided
  • Personal interests: Nola festivals, working out, trying new restaurants, gardening

Where Are They Now?

2018 Graduates

  • Ana Valente, Gynecologic Oncology Fellow, University of Oklahoma, Class of 2022
  • Amanda Henne, Staff Physician at Ochsner Baptist Campus
  • Jolisha Eubanks-Bradley, Staff Physician at Ochsner West Bank Campus
  • Nicole Ulrich, REI Fellowship at University of Michigan, Class of 2021
  • Erin Gullatt, Staff Physician at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Monroe, LA

2017 Graduates

  • Evan Smith, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Class of 2021
  • Will Williams, MFM Fellowship at University of Vermont, Class of 2020
  • Jane Martin, MFM Fellow at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Class of 2022
  • Robin Rathe, Staff Physician at Ochsner St. Bernard, Completed Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Fellowship at Emory University
  • Melissa Jordan, Staff Physician at Ochsner Baptist Campus

2016 Graduates

  • Charise Shively, Staff Physician at Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY
  • Roberto Calix, MFM Fellowship at Yale College of Medicine, Class of 2020
  • Sharhonda Biley, Staff Physician at Christus Health, Alexandria, LA
  • Mimi Sandow, Staff Physician at Ochsner Baptist Campus
  • Monica Lee, Staff Physician at Virginia Obstetrics & Gynecology, Leesburg, VA