Every year the LSU Athletic
Training Program not only adds new students and staff, it also adds new Sports
This year, we are
happy to announce that Dr. Jacques Courseault and Dr. Marisa Formica will be our new
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.
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.
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!