NOMC doctors appoint 2020 executive committee
HAMMOND---Nine area physicians have been selected by their peers to serve on the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee for 2020. 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 Cardiologist James Parker, M.D., FACC, FSCAI. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed an internship, residency and cardiology fellowship through LSU Health Sciences Center, also in New Orleans. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2010 and went on to serve as member-at-large on the North Oaks Medical Center Medical Executive Committee from 2015 to 2016. In 2014, he served on the hospital’s Bylaws and Credentials Committee.
Chief of Staff Elect is Trauma Surgeon Marquinn Duke, M.D. He joined the North Oaks Medical Staff in 2014 and is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After completing a surgical residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, he carried out a fellowship through Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Duke is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and critical care. From 2015-2018, he served on the hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and was a member-at-large on the Medical Executive Committee in 2016. He has belonged to the Physician Informatics Committee since 2016 and the Sepsis and Critical Care Committee since 2015. He serves on the Regional Commission of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) for Region 9 as the trauma representative.
Members-at-Large entering their second year of a two-year term are Urologist Jay Heintz, M.D., and Family Medicine Physician Scott Picou, M.D.
· Heintz earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his internship and residency through the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2012.
· Picou earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in True Blue, Grenada. He carried out his internship and residency through the LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa. He joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2015.
Family Medicine Physician Leonard Treanor, M.D., will serve as Family Practice Chairman. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies. He carried out an internship and residency through Baton Rouge General Medical Center and is certified by the 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 2015 and 2016. In 2017 and 2018, he served as a member-at-large on the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee.
Pulmonologist Justin Fowlkes, M.D., will serve as Medicine Chairman. He joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2017 and earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Through LSU Health Sciences Center, he completed an internal medicine residency as chief resident and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist Brian Ashford, M.D., who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, will serve a second consecutive term as Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics Chairman. 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 Jacques Peltier, M.D., who joined the North Oaks medical staff in 2007, will serve as Surgery Department Chairman. He earned his medical degree through LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed an internship and residency in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) through the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. His past leadership roles at North Oaks Medical Center include member-at-large for the Medical Executive Committee from 2013-2014, member of the Professional Practice Evaluation Committee from 2010-2011 and member of the Surgery Steering Committee from 2008-2009.
Emergency Medicine Physician Brandon Cambre, M.D., will serve a second consecutive term as Emergency Medicine Chairman. 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 Committee 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 LERN for Region 9.
North Oaks Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with 330 beds.
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