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North Oaks physicians appoint 2018 medical executive committee

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North Oaks physicians appoint 2018 medical executive committee
HAMMOND---Nine area physicians have been selected by their peers to serve on the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee for 2017. These officers will serve as liaisons between the North Oaks Medical Staff and North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners.

Serving as Chief of Staff is Urologist Robert Kidd, MD. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internship and residency through Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and is certified by the American Board of Urology. He joined the North Oaks medical staff in 1982. His previous medical executive committee positions include: chief-of-staff in 1991 and 2007; chief of staff-elect in 1990, 2006 and 2017; Surgery Department chairperson from 2010-2011 and 2014-2015; member-at-large in 2013; and member in 1989. In addition, he served on the Bylaws and Credentials Committee in 1993, 1995 and from 2008-2009; the Professional Practice Evaluation Committee in 2012; and the Surgery Steering Committee from 1996 to 2001.

Chief of Staff Elect is Anesthesiologist Michael Cordone, MD. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and fulfilled his internship there. He completed his residency through Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2008. For the past two years, Cordone has chaired the Surgery Department.

Members-at-Large are Ear, Nose and Throat Physician Jeffrey LaCour, MD, and Family Medicine Physician Leonard Treanor, MD. Both are entering the final year of a two-year term as members-at-large.

LaCour earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) and completed his internship and residency through LSU Health Sciences Center, both in New Orleans. A residency followed through University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill. He also completed a fellowship in otology through Pittsburgh Ear Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a fellowship in rhinology through Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, Georgia. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2010.

Treanor earned his medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies. He carried out his internship and residency through Baton Rouge General Medical Center and is certified by American Board of Family Medicine in family medicine, hospice and palliative care. He joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2011 and was vice chairman of the Family Practice Department in 2016.

The following physicians will serve as departmental chairpersons:
Family Medicine Physician Smitty Smith, MD, will serve as Family Practice Chairperson. He earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internship and residency through LSU Health Sciences Center in Bogalusa. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2014. He served on the Bylaws and Credentials Committee in 2017.

Hospital Medicine Physician Wonestta Collins, MD, will serve as Medicine Chairperson. She joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2015 and earned her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She carried out her internship and residency through the University of Alabama in Montgomery.

Obstetrician and Gynecologist Brian Ashford, MD, who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will serve as Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics Chairperson.
He earned his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he also completed an internship and residency. Ashford, who joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2010, has served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee since 2014.

Ear, Nose and Throat Physician D’Antoni Dennis, MD, who joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2013, will serve as Surgery Department Chairperson. He earned his medical degree through LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. He completed an internship and residency in otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) through LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Emergency Medicine Physician Brandon Cambre, MD, will serve as Emergency Medicine Chairperson. He earned his medical degree from LSU in Shreveport and completed an internship and residency through the LSU emergency medicine program at the former Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge. Cambre, who is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2005, was the emergency medicine vice chairman for the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee in 2017. Cambre’s other leadership roles include service on the hospital’s Emergency Medicine Steering Committee in 2009; and the Bylaws and Credentials Committee (2014 vice chairman and 2015-2016 member). Cambre also represents hospitals with more than 100 beds on the Regional Commission of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) for Region 9.

For more information about North Oaks Medical Center, contact North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647. For a physician referral, call the North Oaks Physician Referral Line at (985) 230-DOCS (3627) or visit the “Find a Physician” link at www.northoaks.org where you can download a North Oaks Medical Staff Directory.