Open Accessibility Menu
Hide

Residents

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates

photo of Sabah Ahmed

Sabah Ahmed,
MD

Family Medicine
Desert Valley Medical Clinic
San Bernardino County, CA

photo of Marissa De La Paz

Marissa De La Paz, MD

Family Medicine
Imperial Health

Lake Charles, LA

Photo of Tiffany Dufrene

Tiffany Dufrene, MD

Family Medicine

Lake Charles, LA

photo of Sara Grandy

Sara Grandy, MD

Family Medicine
St. Francis Medical Center

Monroe, LA

photo of Rhushi Ziradkar

Rhushi Ziradkar, MD

Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Miami

Miami, FL

photo of Noah Miller

Noah Miller, MD

Family Medicine
Vidrine Community Clinic

Vidrine, LA

photo of Andrew Zovath

Andrew Zovath, MD

Hospital Medicine
St. Joseph Health

College Station, TX

Photo of Charles Vidrine

Charles Vidrine Jr.,
MD

Family Medicine
Oakdale Family Medicine Associates

Oakdale, LA


Residents

Post Graduate Year 3
Leger

Jacob Leger, MD

Hometown: Ragley, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Northwestern State University
Major: Nursing
Medical School: Louisiana State University at New Orleans
Interesting or funny fact: I am an avid Astros, Saints & LSU fan.
Rachal

Daniel Rachal, MD

Hometown: Alexandria, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Louisiana Tech University
Major: Psychology & Biology
Medical School: Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Interesting or funny fact: I have a hedgehog and he’s the coolest dude I know.
Robichaux

Caroline Robichaux, MD

Hometown: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University
Major: Biological Sciences
Medical School: Louisiana State University at New Orleans
Interesting or funny fact: I enjoy unicycling and have been riding since I was 10.
Takach

Timothy Takach, DO

Chief Resident 2020-2022
Hometown: Liberty, Texas
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Major: Biology
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Interesting or funny fact: I play the trombone and I am an amateur archer.
Tegnander

Camilla Tegnander, MD

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Undergraduate School: University of Agder Kristiansand, Norway
Major: Mathematical Finance
Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education
Interesting or funny fact: I enjoy target shooting and I speak fluent Norwegian and basic Hebrew & Polish.
Vaisler

Ryan Vaisler, MD

Hometown: West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Undergraduate School: Trinity Western University
Major: Sociology
Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I am an extreme snow skier, have visited 50 countries and I am an identical twin.
Post Graduate Year 2
Anagboso

Ifeoma Anagboso, MD

Hometown: Bronx, New York
Undergraduate School: Clarkson University
Major: Biomolecular Science
Medical School: Medical University of the Americas
Interesting or funny fact: I speak 3 languages: English, Igbo and Yoruba.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: Surviving two hurricanes and still be on track with graduation requirements. Most importantly surviving intern year and the cultural changes from a big city like NYC to the south, it's been a blessing.
Godinich

Vincent Godinich, MD

Chief Resident 2020-2022
Hometown: Marshall, Texas
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Major: Biochemistry
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I have 6 toes on my right foot.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: Made it through hurricanes, ice storms and survived inpatient medicine.
Madden

Tucker Madden, MD

Hometown: Saline, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Louisiana Tech University
Major: Nursing & Pre-Med
Medical School: Louisiana State University at New Orleans
Interesting or funny fact: I grew up on a farm and helped deliver a horse.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: Assisted with over 60 deliveries, over 60 endoscopies, intubated over 20 patients, and made a lot of friends. Had a baby, evacuated, came back, evacuated again, came back again, froze, flooded and survived.
Mand

Manpreet Mand, MD

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Undergraduate School: University of Calgary
Major: Biological Sciences
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I once spent the night in the Sahara Desert.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: Rode out Hurricane Laura at the hospital with the medicine team caring for our patients and coordinating transport to other facilities.
Seeser

Daniel Seeser, MD

Hometown: Alexandria, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: Louisiana Tech University
Major: Biology
Medical School: Louisiana State University at Shreveport
Interesting or funny fact: I can whistle like a bird.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: My first successful intubation was during a code in the Emergency Room and the ER doctor and the Hospitalist that were present were more excited that I got it than I was in the moment.
Taylor

Matthew Taylor, MD

Hometown: Crowley, Louisiana
Undergraduate School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Major: Biology
Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I'm a proud Chick-fil-A first 100 customer.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: Survived 2 major hurricanes – Laura & Delta, the COVID-19 pandemic, and an ice storm!
Vinas

Adrian Viñas, MD

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
Undergraduate School: Florida State University
Major: Psychology
Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I played Rugby in college.
What was the most surprising thing/biggest revelation/proudest moment/can’t believe you did it thing about your Intern year?: My “realist” moment of my intern year had to be doing a paracentesis in the ED. It definitely was a surreal moment while performing and having the confidence in doing it. Some of my best moments have been the amount of time I’ve been able to spend focusing on Sports Medicine, doing injections and working with the high school sports teams.
Post Graduate Year 1
Akther

Mst Farhana Akther, MD

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergraduate School: University of Houston
Major: Biology
Medical School: American University of Antigua & Barbuda
Interesting or funny fact: At age eleven I taught myself to ride a bicycle in a single day without training wheels.
Baker

Thomas Baker, IV, DO

Hometown: Katy, Texas
Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Major: Business
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I have a beagle named Fred E.
Caulum

Benjamin Caulum, DO

Hometown: California, Hawaii, Arizona & Ghana – We moved a lot.
Undergraduate School: Northern Arizona University
Major: Master of Tropical Forestry
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I am a master swim coach.
Opara

Ephraim Opara, MD

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate School: Xavier University of Louisiana
Major: Biology
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I have 5 middle names.
Park

Kevin Park, DO

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Biochemistry
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Interesting or funny fact: I spent a good portion of my savings on sushi and crypto currency during the pandemic. I only regret one of those decisions.
Sepulvado

Jerry Sepulvado, MD

Hometown: Zwolle, LA
Undergraduate School: Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Major: Cellular & Molecular Biology
Medical School: LSUHSC New Orleans
Interesting or funny fact: I collegiately bass fished for LSU.
Soileau

Logan Soileau, DO

Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
Undergraduate School: McNeese State University
Major: Concentration in exercise science
Medical School: William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interesting or funny fact: I have always wanted a pet llama, but my wife says ‘No”.

Program History Curriculum Benefits Faculty

About Our Community Facebook Instagram

For more information about the Lake Charles Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program, or answers to any other questions, don't hesitate to call (337) 494-2023 .