Preliminary

Faculty and Sites

 

Franz.jpg 

Dr. Sandra Franz – Pediatric Medical Center

Sandra A. Franz, MD, FAAP, was born in Alexandria, La. She earned her medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital at Brown University in Rhode Island. Dr. Franz began her practice with Pediatric Medical Center in 2000. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Vicari.jpg

Dr. Roberta Vicari – Mobile Bus

Roberta Vicari, M.D., received her doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the residency program, she served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Department and Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. She currently serves on several community boards and is very active in the Baton Rouge community. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Earl K. Long Hospital and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Vicari is an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and the OLOL Director for Medical Student Clerkships through the Tulane School of Medicine. 

 

Choojitarom.jpg

Dr. Thira Choojitarom – Lake Peds at Denham Springs

Thiravat Choojitarom, MD, FAAP, is a graduate of Boston University, Boston, MA. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Choojitarom is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

talbot.jpg

Dr. Amanda Talbot – Lake Peds at Zachary

Amanda L. Talbot, MD, FAAP, is a native of Houma Louisiana. She completed her medical school training from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She then trained in pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s Hospital of Alabama. She lives in the Zachary area with her husband and three children. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

Kirby.jpg

Dr. Diane Kirby – Pediatric Academic Clinic

Diane Kirby, M.D., received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Dr. Kirby received her M.D. degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, and completed her Pediatric residency there as well. She was a Fellow in Educational Leadership and Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.  Dr. Kirby is the Director of the Continuity Clinic (Pediatric Academic Clinic) and Assistant Director for Faculty Development within the Pediatric Residency Program.

 

sutton.jpg

Dr. Sylvia Sutton – Pediatric Academic Clinic

 

folse.jpg

Dr. T’Lane Folse – Internal Medicine/Peds Group

T’Lane M. Folse, MD, joined the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Group in 1997 upon completion of a combined internal medicine and pediatrics internship and residency at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. A native of Vacherie, LA, Dr. Folse attended Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux, LA, received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health, New Orleans, LA. She received the doctor of medicine degree from Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, LA.

 

smith_brad.jpg

Dr. Brad Smith – Internal Medicine/Peds Group

Bradford J. Smith, MD, joined the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Group in 1999 upon completion of an internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN. A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Smith graduated from University High School, Baton Rouge, LA, and received an undergraduate degree with honors from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. He received the doctor of medicine degree from Louisiana State University Medical School, Shreveport, LA.

 

giarrusso.jpg

Dr. Brad Giarrusso – Internal Medicine/Peds Group

Brad C. Giarrusso, MD, joined the Internal Medicine & Pediatric Group in 2007 after practicing urgent care medicine in Baton Rouge, LA. A native of Mandeville, he received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, doctor of medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA