Chief Residents

2017 – 2018 Chief Residents
Dr. Jessica AtkinsDr. Jessica Atkins
Jessica was born and raised in Toronto, Canada prior to starting her travels around the USA. After completing a degree in Kinesiology at University of Waterloo in Canada, she traveled on Nevis, West Indies to attend medical school at MUA. Since then, she has traveled to many cities in the US before starting her Internal Medicine Residency at LSU-Shreveport. In her free time she enjoys painting to relax, playing volleyball and golf, and exploring new restaurants with friends. After residency, she hopes to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology. 
Dr. Michael GarrettDr. Michael Garrett
Michael is a Louisiana native through and through. He grew up on a cattle farm in Coushatta, LA, went to undergrad at Louisiana Tech, and did medical school at LSUHSC-Shreveport. Outside of work, he enjoys movies, sports (basketball, disc golf, football, soccer, and tennis), travel, and the great outdoors. He loves the ICU and plans to pursue a career in Pulmonary/Critical Care.
Dr. Abby LinzayDr. Abby Linzay
Abby was born and raised in central Louisiana, where she completed all of her undergraduate education. She attended Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and majored in Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry. Due to a longstanding desire to be a physician, she attended and matriculated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She entered the Categorical Internal Medicine Program at LSUHSC in Shreveport. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, fishing, amateur gardening, and trying new restaurants with friends. She plans to pursue a career in gastroenterology with emphasis in advanced procedures such as ERCP and EUS.
Dr.Kelli MorganDr. Kelli Morgan
Kelli was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended college at Louisiana State University where she studied Kinesiology and French. Kelli moved to Shreveport to attend medical school and then continued her training here for Internal Medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in academic gastroenterology. She is currently involved in research investigations into the incidence of venous thromboembolic events in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the influence of Interferon G on smooth muscle contractility as a therapeutic approach for IBD. Kelli and her husband welcomed a beautiful daughter, Sophie, this July.