Faculty

Meet the Faculty at Lake Charles Memorial / LSUHSC Residency Program

Lake Charles Memorial / Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) Family Medicine Residency Program is proud of our ability to provide excellence in education for medical students. This is due in part to our amazing faculty members. Keep reading to learn more about the team that makes the residency program at Lake Charles Health System stand out.

Alan L. LeBato, MD - After graduating from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, Dr. LeBato served as a resident at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital, and was chief resident in his third year. He has served in private practice in all forms of family medicine since 1986, and has earned his board certification in family medicine. His memberships include the Academy of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, American Academy of Family Medicine, the Louisiana Academy of Family Medicine, and the Calcasieu Parish Medical Society. The director of our residency program, Dr. LeBato has served in this capacity since 1997 and with the American Board of Family Medicine as diplomat and fellow since 1996. Dr. LeBato continues to be chosen as one of Louisiana’s top doctors in Family Medicine by surveys of his peers conducted for Louisiana Life magazine.

E. Jay Soileau, MD - Assistant director of the residency program, Dr. Soileau is an LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans graduate who completed his family medicine residency at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital. This was followed by an adolescent medicine fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Birmingham and the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham for two years. He is certified in family medicine and in adolescent medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties and in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has focused his medical career on a variety of growth disorders as well as pre-pubescent mood disorders and anxiety disorders and learning problems such as ADHD.

Bryan G. Barootes, MD - After graduating from Canada's University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Barootes finished the resident program at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia and the Plains Health Center in Regina, Saskatchewan in family medicine. For awhile, Dr. Barootes owned a private sports and family medicine practice in Canada. He also played a big role in sports medicine, serving as a member of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine's board of directors and as president for the Sports Medicine & Science Council of Canada. He was also team physician for the University of Regina, Canada's National Women's Volleyball Team, and the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club of the Canadian Football League. Dr. Barootes is certified in family medicine and has a sports medicine diploma from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. After moving to the United States, he served as team physician at Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and McNeese State University in Lake Charles as well as diplomat of the American Board of Family Physicians. His focus includes sports-related concussions, injury prevention programs, treatment of injuries, and drug education.

Danette Null, MD - Dr. Null is a specialist in family medicine who grew up in DeRidder and graduated McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport before completing her internship as well as residency at the Naval Hospital Pensacola and receiving her board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine. She became part of the team as an assistant professor of clinical family medicine at the LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial Health System. She has remained a family medicine physician at the Naval Hospital Pensacola since 2001 and became part of the teaching facility in 2004. In 2007, she earned the spot of assistant professor of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Tuananh Pham, MD - Dr. Pham is a specialist in family medicine. Since 2005, he served with the Family Medical Center in Natchez, Mississippi, after a period of time spent at the South Cameron Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Pham received his degree from LSU in Baton Rouge and LSU Health School of Medicine in New Orleans, and then went on to finish his internship and residency at Lake Charles Memorial / Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Family Medicine Residency Program. He is now on staff as an assistant professor of clinical family medicine at the Lake Charles Memorial / LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program.

Bradley Loewer, MD - Dr. Loewer graduated LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, and finished his residency as chief resident in his third year at the LSU Health Sciences Center Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial. From 2006 to 2013, he was the emergency room director at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital. At that point, he became part of our faculty. He has focused his medical career on mission medical work and helping patients in underprivileged communities of Southwest Louisiana. Married with four kids, Dr. Loewer is heavily involved in his church, but when he needs a little down time he loves to golf and fish.

Brian Gamborg, MD - A former Olympian, Dr. Gamborg received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his family medicine residency at Regina General Hospital. Prior to joining Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program, he had a private family medicine practice in Sulphur, LA. He has over 25 years experience in caring for patients in both clinical and hospital settings. The 6-foot, 4-inch Gamborg joined the Canadian Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team in 1977. The team was training, traveling and getting ready to qualify for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but as history tells us, the U.S. and Canada decided to boycott the Moscow games. He left the team in 1979 and went to medical school.

Caroline Courville, MD - Originally from Lafayette, Dr. Courville received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Loyola University in New Orleans and her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, also in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also served as an instructor of pediatrics. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Courville is a physician leader in asthma quality improvement and has done research in smoking cessation. She has given presentations on the effects of environmental tobacco smoke exposure.

David DeWitt, Min. - Reverend DeWitt serves an important spiritual role on our faculty. He went to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he received his master's in divinity in 1985. He later obtained his doctorate in health care ethics from the Graduate Theological Foundation in 1997 in Donaldson, Indiana. His residency in clinical pastoral education took place in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1990 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. For 15 years he was the director of pastoral care at Lake Charles Memorial; now he is a full-time member of our faculty at LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial.

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For more information about the faculty at the Lake Charles Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program, or answers to any other questions, don't hesitate to call our office at 337-494-6767 .