A Warm Welcome to the New Fellows!

Every year the LSU Athletic Training Program not only adds new students and staff, it also adds new Sports Medicine Fellows.  This year, we are happy to announce that Dr. Jacques Courseault and Dr. Marisa Formica will be our new fellows!   As with any new additions to our program, we wanted to get to know a little bit more about them. 
Dr. Courseault is from Atlanta, Georgia; however, he calls New Orleans home.  He completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at Tulane University, and then went on to complete his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at LSU- New Orleans.  Dr. Courseault currently holds his BS in Psychology and an advanced degree as a MD.  When asked way he chose to specialize in Family Practice/Sports Medicine he replied, “The Sports Medicine physician has a unique skill set in being able to identify and treat certain medical and physical conditions that are unique to the athletic population.  I decided to continue my education in the Baton Rouge General Sports Medicine Fellowship because I want to base my practice on helping my patients be at their optimal level of health and physical function whether just beginning a workout program or competing at an elite level.”  An interesting fact about Dr. Courseault is that he loves designing workouts and posting them at his website, Exercise Menu, which can be found at www.exercisemenu.com.
  Dr. Marisa Formica is originally from New York.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a BS in Biology and a minor in Italian.  She then continued on to Ross University for medical school and graduated with her MD.  Dr. Formic was the Chief Resident at Northshore LIJ- Glen Gove Hospital as well.  “I wanted to specialize in Sports Medicine because I have always been fascinated by how the specialty manages the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise, as well as unique medical and physical conditions.  The LSU Sports Medicine Program is uniquely designed to provide us with state-of-the-art training and research while allowing us to treat a diverse group of athletes.  We are privileged to work with one of the top Sports Medicine Athletic Training Departments in the country.”  A fun fact about Dr. Marisa Formica is that she was a member of the Figure Skating team at Penn State and was a gold medalist while competing at the intercollegiate level.  
 It is easy to tell that we have an interesting and passionate pair of Fellows with us this year.  We are excited to work with them both and get to know them better as the year continues!

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