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 our Lake Charles hospital stand out.

Members of our faculty include:

  • 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. Former president of the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Medical Staff and the Calcasieu Parish Medical Society, he now is a member of the board of trustees for the Physicians' Advisory Board and at Lake Charles Memorial. The Louisiana Academy of Family Medicine has also chosen him for its legislative and education committees.
  • 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 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans 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 our 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.
  • 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-N.O. Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles Memorial.

Meet Our Supporting Faculty

Meet our cardiology team:

  • Dr. Fernando Ruiz, M.D.
  • Dr. Chris Thompson, M.D.
  • Dr. John Winterton, M.D.
  • Dr. Peter Angelopoulos, M.D.
  • Dr. Kevin Young, M.D.

Our dermatology staff includes:

  • Dr. Michael Cormier, M.D.
  • Dr. Brian Ford, M.D

Emergency medicine faculty members are:

  • Dr. Jon Gray, M.D.
  • Dr. Robert Anderson, M.D.
  • Dr. Steven Hedlesky, M.D.

Our obstetrics and gynecology faculty members:

  • Dr. Bradley Forsyth, M.D.
  • Dr. Armand Grimshaw, M.D.
  • Dr. Gisele McKinney, M.D.
  • Dr. Joseph Semien, M.D.

Orthopedic faculty members include:

  • Dr. Thomas Axelrad, M.D.
  • Dr. Brett Cascio, M.D.
  • Dr. Lawrence Weber, M.D.

Our pediatrics specialists are:

  • Dr. Jamal Saqer, M.D. - Pediatric Intensive Care Unity (PICU)
  • Dr. Juan Bossano, M.D. - Neonatal
  • Dr. Patrick Unkel, M.D. - Outpatient

Meet our pulmonology department:

  • Dr. Manley Jordan, M.D.
  • Dr. Craig Broussard, M.D.
  • Dr. Ben Thompson, M.D.
  • Dr. Gary Kohler, M.D.

Supporting faculty members in our surgical department are:

  • Dr. Steven Howe, M.D.
  • Dr. Thomas Strong, M.D.

The following doctors make up our urology department:

  • Dr. John Upshaw, M.D.
  • Dr. Stacy McBroom, M.D.

Other supporting faculty members include:

  • Family Medicine / Practice Management: Dr. Jody George, M.D.
  • Endocrinology: Dr. Timothy Gilbert, M.D.
  • Otolaryngology: Dr. Bradley LeBert, M.D.
  • Radiology: Dr. Richard Martinez, M.D.
  • Gastroenterology: Dr. Frank Marrero, M.D.
  • Wound Care: Dr. Gerald Mouton, M.D.
  • Outpatient Internal Medicine: Dr. Mohammed Sarwar, M.D.

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 contact our office today.