Meet our Resident and Student Leaders

Each year the Resident Student Leadership Committee begins as election process to select our resident and student delegate positions. We are proud to introduce our 2022-2023 delegates. This represents the future of Family Medicine and the LAFP.


Delegates to the LAFP Board of Directors:

Pawlichuk headshot 01Danielle Pawlichuk, MD
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Alexandria
Resident Delegate, LAFP Board of Directors  
 
Dr. Pawlichuk is a Texas native. She obtained her degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University in College Station before attending St. George’s University School of Medicine. During her time in medical school, Dr. Pawlichuk served as a member of student government and taught swim lessons to kids on the island. She is currently a Family Medicine resident in the Alexandria program with a passion for both sports medicine and mental health. Dr. Pawlichuk is looking forward to serving as an advocate for the field of Family Medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and finding new DIY projects to try.
 
Christopher B Van Hise MDChris Van Hise, MD
East Jefferson Family Medicine Program
Resident Alternate Delegate, LAFP Board of Directors  
 
Dr. Van Hise holds a BA in Psychology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical program at Columbia University and attended the University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School for medical school.  He is a rising third-year Family Medicine resident at East Jefferson General Hospital and will serve as chief resident for the 2022-2023 academic year. Dr. Van Hise is interested in health policy & advocacy to improve access, affordability, and equity in healthcare. His hobbies include cooking, cycling, hiking, and traveling.
 
LaGrone Headshot 01Arden Lagrone
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Delegate, LAFP Board of Directors  
 
Ms. LaGrone was born and raised in Lafayette. She completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University New Orleans in Biological Science with minors in chemistry and instrumental music. There she received the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Sciences. Ms. LaGrone is currently a 3rd year medical student at LSU Health New Orleans where she is participating in the rural scholars track, committing to 5 years of practice in an underserviced part of Louisiana upon completion of residency. During her career at LSU Heath New Orleans, she has served as secretary of the Family Medicine Interest Group and treasurer of the Rural Medicine Interest Group. She was a part of the inaugural cohort of Southeast Louisiana AHEC scholars, a program dedicated to teaching about the social determinants of health and interprofessional education. She is a 2022 scholar in the AAFP Family Medicine Emerging Leaders Institute.
 
Adler headhsot 01Katherine Adler
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Alternate Delegate, LAFP Board of Directors  
 
Ms. Adler is from Los Angeles, California and obtained a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Philosophy and an M.A. from the University of Southern California in Teaching Secondary Science before moving to New Orleans to pursue a career in teaching. She taught high school science in the Jefferson Parish Public School System for 5 years and served as Science Department Chair for 2 years before leaving to join the medical field. Ms. Adler completed her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at LSUHSC-New Orleans in Biomedical Sciences in the lab of Dr. Liz Simon. She started medical school in fall 2019 and is excited to pursue a career in Family Medicine and become an important voice for her peers in the LAFP.
 

Delegates to the AAFP National Conference:

Shaffer headshot 01Brianna Shaffer, MD
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Alexandria
Resident Delegate, AAFP National Conference  
 
Dr. Shaffer is Co-Chair of the Recruitment Committee and also serves as Medical Student Rotation Coordinator. She is from the Lake Charles area and completed medical training at Saba University School of Medicine and undergrad at University of Kentucky – Lexington.  Dr. Shaffer has been an active member of the Resident Student Leadership Committee.
 
Rougelot headshot 01Connor Rougelot, MD
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Alexandria
Resident Alternate Delegate, AAFP National Conference  
 
Dr. Rougelot was born and raised in Covington, LA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge prior to attending LSU Health Shreveport. In medical school, Dr. Rougelot served as Class President for four years and was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is currently a PGY-1 at LSU Family Medicine Program in Alexandria. Outside of his medical training, Dr. Rougelot enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and black lab, doing yoga, trying new restaurants and going to the movies. After residency, Dr. Rougelot plans to return to the Northshore to continue to serve the people of his home state of Louisiana. 
 
LaGrone Headshot 01Arden Lagrone
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Delegate, AAFP National Conference  
 
Ms. LaGrone was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University New Orleans in Biological Science with minors in chemistry and instrumental music. There she received the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Sciences. Ms. LaGrone is currently a 3rd year medical student at LSUHSC New Orleans where she is participating in the rural scholars track, committing to 5 years of practice in an underserviced part of Louisiana upon completion of residency. During her career at LSU Heath New Orleans, she has served as secretary of the Family Medicine Interest Group and treasurer of the Rural Medicine Interest Group. She was a part of the inaugural cohort of Southeast Louisiana AHEC scholars, a program dedicated to teaching about the social determinants of health and interprofessional education. She is a 2022 scholar in the AAFP Family Medicine Emerging Leaders Institute.
 
Edomwande headshot 01Christine Edomwande
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Alternate Delegate, AAFP National Conference  
 
Ms. Edomwande is a medical student in the class of 2024 at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is a Dallas, TX native that completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Physiology at Tulane University. Ms. Edomwande aspires to be a family physician because of the opportunity to develop long term relationships with her patients and the ability to diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions across all ages. In her free time, she enjoys photography and exploring new restaurants in New Orleans.
 

Delegates to the LAFP General Assembly:

Chris Van HiseChris Van Hise, MD
East Jefferson Family Medicine Program
Resident Delegate, LAFP General Assembly  
 
Dr. Van Hise holds a BA in Psychology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical program at Columbia University and attended the University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School for medical school.  He is a rising third-year Family Medicine resident at East Jefferson General Hospital and will serve as chief resident for the 2022-2023 academic year. Dr. Van Hise is interested in health policy & advocacy to improve access, affordability, and equity in healthcare. His hobbies include cooking, cycling, hiking, and traveling.
 
Khan headshot 01Yousaf Khan, MD
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program - Monroe
Resident Alternate Delegate, LAFP General Assembly  
 
Dr. Yousaf A. Khan is a graduate of the Aga Khan University- Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently a Resident Physician at the LSU-HSC Monroe Family Medicine program. Dr. Khan has a very diverse experience and brings innovative ideas with solutions on the table. He has worked in different areas of research, healthcare, advocacy and retail pharmaceutical in various parts of the US. He has also served as an Alternate resident delegate for AAFP national conference in 2021 and as a chapter delegate for LAFP in 2021. He aims to bring positive change to our health care system, make an impact locally and nationally. He believes resident physicians are the backbone of our healthcare system and this special group of individuals also need to be heard.  He also served on the resident wellness committee in his residency program. Dr. Khan is energetic, open to new ideas, believes in teamwork, helping the community and problem solving. Dr. Khan loves to do powerlifting, strength training and hiking as his sporting hobbies. He likes to travel with his wife and hopes to continue to travel in the future. He is very excited to serve as a Resident Delegate in LAFP. 
 
Katie AdlerKatherine Adler
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Alternate Delegate, LAFP General Assembly  
 
Ms. Adler is from Los Angeles, California and obtained a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Philosophy and an M.A. from the University of Southern California in Teaching Secondary Science before moving to New Orleans to pursue a career in teaching. She taught high school science in the Jefferson Parish Public School System for 5 years and served as Science Department Chair for 2 years before leaving to join the medical field. Ms. Adler completed her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at LSUHSC-New Orleans in Biomedical Sciences in the lab of Dr. Liz Simon. She started medical school in fall 2019 and is excited to pursue a career in Family Medicine and become an important voice for her peers in the LAFP.
 
Edomwande headshot 01Christine Edomwande
LSUHSC – New Orleans
Student Alternate Delegate, LAFP General Assembly  
 
Ms. Edomwande is a medical student in the class of 2024 at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is a Dallas, TX native that completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Physiology at Tulane University.  Ms. Edomwande aspires to be a family physician because of the opportunity to develop long term relationships with her patients and the ability to diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions across all ages. In her free time, she enjoys photography and exploring new restaurants in New Orleans.
 
 

 
 
Delegates to the AAFP National Conference:  LAFP is one of the only professional medical associations that actively promotes our resident and student members to hold leadership positions. For more information on how to become involved with the Academy, visit www.lafp.org or contact Ragan LeBlanc for more details.
 

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