Faculty

Meet the Faculty at Lake Charles Memorial / LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program

LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP 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 our residency program stand out.

Alan L. LeBato, MD, Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

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 served ten years in private practice in all forms of family medicine in Sulphur, LA, and earned his board certification in Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians as well as the National Institute for Program Director Development. His memberships include the Academy of Family Medicine Residency Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. LeBato has served as residency program director since 1997 and with the American Board of Family Medicine as diplomate since 1996. Dr. LeBato was chosen as one of Louisiana’s top doctors in Family Medicine by surveys of his peers conducted for Louisiana Life magazine.

Danette Null, MD, Associate Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Dr. Null is from DeRidder, LA and graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport before completing her Family Medicine residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola in Pensacola, FL. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. She served her country in the United States Navy for 7 years and had an appointment as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences prior to coming to LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP. She was part of the teaching faculty at Naval Hospital Pensacola FMRP from 2004-2008. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians as well as the National Institute for Program Director Development. Her memberships include the Academy of Family Medicine Residency Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians, the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the Louisiana State Medical Society, the Calcasieu Parish Medical Society, and the Christian Medical/Dental Association. Dr. Null enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine with special interest in women’s health and dermatology.

E. Jay Soileau, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family

Dr. Soileau is a 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 board certified in Family Medicine and in Adolescent Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine 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, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

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 a while, Dr. Barootes owned a private Sports and Family Medicine practice in Canada. He also played a big role in Sports Medicine, serving as president for the Sports Medicine & Science Council of Canada. He has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine’s Board of Directors. He was 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 diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. His focus includes sports-related concussions, injury prevention programs, treatment of injuries, and drug education.

Tuananh Pham, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Dr. Pham is board certified 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 Shreveport, and then completed his residency at our very own LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP.

Bradley Loewer, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Dr. Loewer graduated LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, and finished his residency as chief resident in his third year at LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP. 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. He is a member of the Christian Medical/Dental Association. 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, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

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 LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP, he had a private Family Medicine practice in Sulphur, LA. He has over 25 years’ experience in caring for patients in both outpatient 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.

Brian Harrell, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine

Dr. Harrell is a native of Lake Charles. He received his bachelor’s in zoology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine in College Station. His postgraduate training in Family Medicine was completed at LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP in Lake Charles, where he served at the Calcasieu Community Clinic for the working poor. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at Baton Rouge General. Before coming back to Lake Charles Memorial, Dr. Harrell was the Program Director of the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program as well as the Associate Program Director for their Primary Care Sports Medicine Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, Calcasieu Parish Medical Society, and Catholic Medical Association.

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 in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her 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, D. Min., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science

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 LCMH/LSUHSC FMRP.

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 337-494-2023 .