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 2020-2021 delegates. This represents the future of Family Medicine and the LAFP.


Delegates to the LAFP Board of Directors:

lindsay lilesResident Delegate:
Lindsey Liles, MD - 
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program - Kenner
 
Lindsay Liles, MD is originally from Rockdale, Texas and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biological Anthropology.  Dr. Liles then then attended the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, LA. It was there she discovered her passion for family medicine and advocacy. She hopes to practice broad-spectrum family medicine once she finishes her training at LSU-Kenner. Her hobbies include Latin Ballroom Dancing, Board Games, and watching Gymnastics.
Stephen FinneyResident Alternate Delegate:
Stephen Finney, MD - LSUHSC Family Medicine Program - Alexandria


Stephen Finney, MD a PGY-1 resident at LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program in Alexandria, LA. He is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from LSU-Baton Rouge and a Master of Science from Mississippi College. He wishes to advocate for residents and promote the field of Family Medicine to medical students.  His hobbies include travel, collecting art, CrossFit, hiking and paddle boarding.
ADietzen HeadshotStudent Delegate:
Alarica Dietzen -
Tulane Medical School
 
Alarica Dietzen is from El Dorado, Arkansas and is a 2015 graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She is currently a third-year MD/MPH candidate at the Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her interests include global health, reproductive health and education, cooking new recipes, and exploring the New Orleans food scene.
Danielle PurtellStudent Alternate Delegate:
Danielle Purtell - Tulane Medical School
 
Danielle Purtell is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Anthropology. She is currently a third year MD candidate at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her professional interests include primary care, health disparities, community health, and rural medicine. Her hobbies include running, rock climbing, gardening, and spoiling her dogs and chickens.

Delegates to the AAFP National Conference:

Sabah AhmedResident Delegate:
Sabah Ahmed, MD - 
LSUHSC Family Medicine Program – Lake Charles

Sabah Ahmed, MD is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  She earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia and attended medical school at the Medical University of the Americas.  Dr. Ahmed is in her second year of post graduate training at LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Charles and has a strong interest in women’s health and preventative care.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling and exploring new adventures, hiking, reading novels and spending time with family and friends.
 
lindsay lilesResident Alternate Delegate:
Lindsey Liles, MD - LSUHSC Family Medicine Program - Kenner
 
Lindsay Liles, MD is originally from Rockdale, Texas and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biological Anthropology.  Dr. Liles then then attended the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in Brisbane, Australia and New Orleans, LA. It was there she discovered her passion for family medicine and advocacy. She hopes to practice broad-spectrum family medicine once she finishes her training at LSU-Kenner. Her hobbies include Latin Ballroom Dancing, Board Games, and watching Gymnastics.
 
Taryn LaiStudent Delegate:
Taryn Lai - 
University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School
 
Taryn Lai attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received her undergraduate degree in both English and art history, with a minor in French. She is currently an MD candidate at the University of Queensland - Ochsner Clinical School. Her primary interests in family medicine focus on serving vulnerable and underserved populations in the community, patient education, and palliative care.
 
ADietzen HeadshotStudent Alternate Delegate:
Alarica Dietzen - 
Tulane Medical School
 
Alarica Dietzen is from El Dorado, Arkansas and is a 2015 graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She is currently a third-year MD/MPH candidate at the Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her interests include global health, reproductive health and education, cooking new recipes, and exploring the New Orleans food scene.

Delegates to the LAFP General Assembly:

Ubaid AbbassiResident Delegate:
Ubaid Abbasi, MD - Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Program

 
Dr. Ubaid Abbasi is chief resident at Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Program. He grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Louisiana has given him the opportunity to achieve his goal of becoming a family physician. He wants to be involved at the state level to help future physician to reach their goals and show them why family medicine is an excellent choice.  Throughout his years of his education he has enjoyed participating in outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends, sports, and traveling. Make sure to ask him about the must-see places in Baton Rouge!
 
Chris Van HiseResident Alternate Delegate:
Christopher Van Hise, MD - East Jefferson Family Medicine Program
 
Christopher Van Hise, MD is a 2011 graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where he received a B.A. in Psychology. He completed the Postbaccalaureate Premedical program at Columbia University in 2013. Dr. Van Hise graduated in 2019 from the University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School as a Doctor of Medicine.  He is currently a first-year Family Medicine resident at East Jefferson General Hospital. Dr. Van Hise is interested in promoting health equity though health policy and advocacy and his hobbies include cooking, cycling, hiking, and traveling.
 
Olivia BradberryStudent Delegate:
Olivia Bradbury - LSUHSC-Shreveport
 
Olivia Bradberry is a native of Gonzales, Louisiana and a third-year medical student at LSUHSC-Shreveport. She attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge and graduated from Louisiana State University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering. Her interest in Family Medicine stems from her devotion to caring for individuals and families across all ages and her commitment to her community. Olivia looks forward to the opportunity to match into Family Medicine in 2021 and to create relationships with those she treats to build life-long, personal care. In her free time, Olivia enjoys going on runs with her mom and sister, watching movies with her fiancé, and practicing Cajun-cooking recipes handed down through her family.
 
Katherine AdlerStudent Alternate Delegate:
Katherine Adler - LSUHSC – New Orleans
 
Katie 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 completing her M.S. at LSUHSC-New Orleans in Biomedical Sciences. During her time in the Physiology Department in the lab of Dr. Liz Simon, Katie completed a research thesis on the effects of alcohol on skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation, leading to journal publications and an award at the Experimental Biology 2019 conference. 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:  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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