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 2017-2018 delegates. This represents the future of Family Medicine and the LAFP.

Delegates to the LAFP Board of Directors:

Resident Delegate:

Michael RobinsonJ. Michael Robinson, MD, Lake Charles

J. Michael Robinson, MD was born and raised in Louisiana. Dr. Robinson attended McNeese State University and LSU School of Medicine New Orleans. He is a second-year House Officer at the LSU Family Medicine Program in Lake Charles. As a current resident and future physician in this state, it is very important to Dr. Robinson to that physician voices be heard. He has served as a Resident Board Member for 2016 and is looking forward to being involved with the Board of Directors. His interests outside of medicine include: golfing, fishing, running, and bringing my dog to the dog park.



Resident Alternate Delegate:

andrew parksDrew Parks, MD, Baton Rouge General

Andrew Parks, MD, was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in New Roads. Dr. Parks received his doctorate degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He is a second-year resident in the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program. His hobbies including obsessing/attending all LSU athletic events, golf, bowling, and soccer.




 Student Delegate:

Taylor ShepherdTaylor Shepherd, LSU Health-Shreveport

Taylor Shepherd was born and raised in West Monroe, LA. Ms. Shepherd is a 2013 graduate from University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science and received her master's degree in Bio-Medical Sciences from Mississippi College Christian University. Ms. Shepherd is actively pursuing a career in family medicine and is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University School of Medicine as a MD candidate for the class of 2018.





Delegates to the AAFP National Conference:

Resident Delegate:

Jason Schrock MDJason Schrock, MD, Baton Rouge General

Jason Schrock, MD was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and grew up in Bunkie. Dr. Schrock received his doctorate from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is a third-year resident in the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program. He enjoys traveling and cooking.




 Resident Alternate Delegate:

Eukesh RanjitEukesh Ranjit, MD, LSU-Monore

Eukesh Ranjit, MD is a 2010 graduate of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences in Nepal. He is a second-year resident in the Family Medicine Residency Program-Monroe. He is fluent in 5 languages. His interests include medical advocacy work and policy-making.



 Student Delegate:

Keanan McGoinigleKeanan McGonigle, Tulane

Keanan McGonigle is a 2014 graduate of University of Virginia and holds a Master of Public Policy.second-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. Mr. McGonigle is currently enrolled at Tulane School of Medicine and has a strong interest in preventive and family medicine. He hopes to work to improve population health through community-based practice and academic medicine.


 Delegates to the LAFP General Assembly:

Resident Delegate:

rachael kermis mdRachel Kermis, MD, Baton Rouge General

Rachael Kermis, MD, was born in Buffalo, New York. She attended Cornell University where she received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology, Health and Society. Dr. Kermis received her doctorate degree from Ross University. She is a first year resident in the Baton Rouge General Family Medicine Residency Program. She enjoys reading, watching classic movies, baking people cupcakes and making friends with any dog she sees.




Resident Alternate Delegate:

mbaconMichael Bacon, MD Incoming Resident

Michael Bacon, MD was born in Kentwood. Dr. Bacon is a 2013 graduate of Nicholls State University in Thibodaux where he received his undergraduate degree in Biology. Dr. Bacon attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he received his doctorate degree. He is a first year resident and his hobbies include fishing, spending time with family, and traveling.




 Student Delegate:

Lindsey GuidryLindsey Guidry, LSU Health-New Orleans

Lindsey Guidry is from Scott. Mr. Guidry is a 2014 graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Mr. Guidry is a second-year medical student at LSUHSC-New Orleans. He is currently serving as the 2016 – 2017 FMIG president as well as Vice President of the Rural Medicine Interest Group. In the future, Mr. Guidry hopes to become a family physician treating the underserved rural population of Louisiana.

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 or contact Lee Ann Albert for more details.

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