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Match 2021: LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery  Meets Its New Residents

h more than 260 applications from the top neurosurgical residency candidates across the country, the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce their 2021 residency matches. Carlie Proctor and Joseph Camarano will join our neurosurgery residency program this July.

“We are most excited to have matched two wonderful candidates in Carlie and Joe. They are both extremely qualified candidates who were a pleasure to interview. Our entire team were very excited when we saw Carlie and Joe matched with us, and we are so eager to have them start their careers with us,” said Dr. Bharat Guthikonda, Professor and Chairman of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery.

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Carlie Proctor will receive her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine Kirksville, Missouri. Proctor received her undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in neurobiology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. She has received numerous awards and accolades during her time in medical school including the Snyder-Crummy Living Tribute Scholarship, the George W. Rea D.O. Scholarship, and the Richard J. Murphy D.O. Scholarship. Carlie is also a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society and the American Medical Association. Raised on a farm in rural Missouri, she is the first doctor in her family and is interested in neurosurgical oncology.

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Joseph Camarano will receive his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas. A Texas native, Camarano graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in biology and minor in mathematics from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. As a medical student, he received a UTMB TL1 Training Program Grant and position, a National Institute of Health (NIH)-supported program designed to develop multidisciplinary translational science and grant writing competencies. Joseph is active in organized medicine; serving as a representative of the House of Delegates and as the Chair of the Committee on Medical Education in the American Medical Association (AMA) while a medical student. His research focuses on prognostic models for traumatic brain injury as well as exploring basic science mechanisms of cognitive decline in aging and disease.

“It was an extremely competitive residency match this year. Carlie and Joseph are two of our top candidates, and we are thrilled to have the pleasure of training them here in Shreveport,” said Dr. Christina Notarianni, Professor, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Residency Program Director with the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery.

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