About
About
Our Mission

To be the trusted advocate for physicians in the state of Louisiana

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Our Vision

To promote excellence in the practice of medicine

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Guiding Principles

Advocate
Collaborate
Communicate
Educate

Core Values

Advancement
Exclusivity
Legacy
Trust
Pride
Dedication
Partnership
Voice

Our History

Here for you since 1878.

In 1878, a time that saw a renaissance in Louisiana with the birth of a new state constitution, 80 representing 15 parishes gathered in New Orleans on January 14-16 and formed the Louisiana State Medical Association. The name would later be changed to the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS). Since its inception in 1878, the LSMS has worked for a singular purpose: to advance healthcare in the state of Louisiana.

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Leadership

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors serves as the trustee and the administrative board of the LSMS and transacts all business for and on behalf of the Society in the interval between HOD meetings. Click here to view the actions and minutes from the Board of Governors.

Officers
Lee Stevens, MD
President
Psychiatry
District 4
Katherine Williams, MD
President-Elect
Obstetrics / Gynecology
District 10
Susan Bankston, MD
Immediate Past President
Pediatrics
District 6
R. Reece Newsome, MD
Vice President
Radiology
District 6
Richard Paddock, MD
Secretary - Treasurer
Urology
District 2
Paul Perkowski, MD
Speaker
Surgery (Vascular)
District 6
T. Steen Trawick, MD
Vice Speaker
Family Medicine
District 4
David Broussard, MD
COL, Chair
Anesthesiology
District 2
Board of Councilors

The Board of Councilors acts as the judicial body of the Society and serves as the liaison to members in an LSMS district.

To learn more about the LSMS districts, click here.

George Ellis, Jr., MD
District 1 Councilor
Opthalmology
District 1
Robert Chugden, MD
District 2 Councilor
Emergency Medicine
District 2
Allen Vander, MD
District 3 Councilor
Nephrology
District 3
F. Jeff White, III, MD
District 4 Councilor
Cardiology & Cardiovascular Medicine
District 4
Adrienne Williams, MD
District 5 Councilor
Obstetrics / Gynecology
District 5
Michael Roppolo, MD
District 6 Councilor
Nephrology
District 6
Brian Gamborg, MD
District 7 Councilor
Family Medicine
District 7
Lance Templeton, MD
District 8 Councilor
Urology
District 8
 
Andy Blalock, MD
District 9 Councilor
Nephrology
District 9
Nick Vivano, MD
District 10 Councilor
Dermatology
District 10
 
  • Juan Gershanik, MD
    District 1 Alternate
    District 1
  • John wales, md
    District 2 Alternate
    District 2
  • Mark Hebert, Md
    District 3 Alternate / Surgery (General)
    Distrtic 3
  • Susan Veillon, MD
    District 4 Alternate
    District 4
  • P. Gwenn Jackson, MD
    District 5 Alternate / Obestetrics / Gynecology
    District 5
  • Azeen Sadeghian, MD
    District 6 Alternate / Dermatology
    District 6
  • Yoko Broussard, MD
    District 7 Alternate / Internal Medicine
    District 7
  • Vacant
    District 8 Alternate
    District 8
  • Roderick Clark, MD
    District 9 Alternate / Nephrology
    District 9
  • Jeremy Henderson, MD
    District 10 Alternate / Pathology (Anatomic)
    District 10
  • Robert Mccord, MD
    Senior Physician Section Member
    District
  • VACANT
    Senior Physician Section Alternate
    District
  • Ken Ehrhardt, Jr., MD
    Resident/Fellow Section Member / Family Medicine
    District
  • Trinath Kuruvella, MD
    Resident.Fellow Section Alternate
    District
  • Amberly Nunez (Lindau), MD
    Young Physician Section Member / Pathology (Anatomic)
    District 6
  • VACANT
    Young Physician Section Alternate
    District
  • Blake Denley
    Medical Student Section Member
    LSU New Orleans
    District 1
  • Bryce Christensen
    Medical Student Section Alternate
    Tulane
    District 1

Committees

Budget & Finance
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Charter, Constitution, & Bylaws
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CME Accreditation
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Medical-Legal Professional
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Staff

Jeff Williams
Executive Vice President & CEO
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Lauren Bailey
Vice President - Legal Affairs
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Maria Bowen
Vice President - Governmental Affairs
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Christopher LeBouef
Vice President - Marketing & Communications
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Terri Watson
Sr. Director - Administration & Member Services
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Jeremy Lapeyrouse
Director - HealthSYNC of Louisiana
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Elise Tauzin
Communications Manager
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Sarah Edwards
Operations & Special Projects Manager
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Kathy Lutrell
Accounting Coordinator
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MaryBeth Wilkerson
Governmental Affairs Associate
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Gina Garner
Communications Associate
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Phyllis Howard
Member Services Associate
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