CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Announces Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program in Partnership with Imperial Health
The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program has been granted approval by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, after passing its rigorous on-site visit at the end of last year. The first resident entered the program in July 2015, with an additional resident being added each year.
Medical students looking to expand into the field of podiatric surgery will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training from foot and ankle surgeons at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and Center for Orthopaedics (CFO), an affiliate of Imperial Health.
The residency is a three-year, surgically oriented program that will focus on foot and ankle surgery and comprehensive podiatric medicine. One doctor will be accepted each year. After three years, there will continually be three residents in the program.
Doctors entering the program will have already earned their DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. The residency program will give these doctors more intense training in CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s operating rooms as well as at Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center and West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. These residents will also gain extensive direct patient-care experience in the areas of wound care, diabetic care, and podiatric research. Residents will receive podiatric and orthopedic experience, including clinical and practice management in the hospital and office settings. Residents will also rotate in various specialties at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital including emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and radiology, receiving training from 14 participating doctors and specialties. In addition, these residents will complete rotations through LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, which will give them advanced surgical and enhanced research experience in their field.
Because the residency is partnered with Center for Orthopaedics, the region’s largest musculoskeletal group, the residents will not only have the opportunity to work closely with experienced orthopaedic surgeons and specialists, they will also work within the group’s Sports Medicine Program, which provides services to McNeese State University and 14 area high schools. This adds a training aspect to the program that many podiatric residents don’t access to.
Donald Lloyd II, CEO of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, says CHRISTUS is proud to be launching the new residency program, particularly at a time when the population in our region is expanding rapidly. "It makes perfect sense to us to not only recruit new doctors, but to train them right here to meet the high standards of patient care we’ve established for our hospital. Our medical staff is excited to be a part of the program and we are all looking forward to welcoming the residents to our medical community.”
"We didn’t want to offer a one-dimensional training program that just repeated what these doctors had already learned in medical school,” says Dr. Tyson Green, Residency Program Director. "CHRISTUS wanted to go way beyond that. With the help and support of the participating doctors, including my partners here at CFO, we’ve created a program that will be second to none in the country. Doctors training here will have incredible access to a diverse range of real practice settings, working with experienced physicians from a wide range of subspecialties. Our involvement with McNeese on the sports medicine front provides additional training opportunities that are not available with most podiatric medicine residency programs. We’ll be carefully screening applicants to ensure that we bring the most qualified doctors here to Southwest Louisiana.”
Additional information about the program is available by contacting Dr. Green at the Center for Orthopaedics, (337) 721-7236.
Dr. Tyson Green, Residency Program Director
Dr. Tyson Green with Center for Orthopaedics will serve as the Director of the Residency Program. He is a Team Physician for McNeese State University and also serves as the Medical Director of the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Wound Center. Dr. Green specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. He is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, and joined Center for Orthopaedics in 2009. Dr. Green received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a three-year residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – University of Texas A&M Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. Dr. Green is board certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He serves on the board of the Louisiana Podiatric Medicine Association, and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.