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New medicine, peds, orthopaedic surgery hired increase faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.


Sarah Mike Alvarez, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Mike Alvarez, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving her B.S. in biology from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2006, Alvarez received her M.P.H. in maternal and child health from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in 2007. She then earned her M.D. at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, in 2012 and had a pediatric internship and residency from 2012-15 and post-residency training in pediatric infectious diseases from 2015-16 at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center-Shreveport, where she was chief pediatric resident from 2014-15.

She joined the LSUHSC faculty in 2016 as an assistant professor of pediatrics, pediatric hospitalist and procedural sedation.

A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Alvarez is an active member in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Women’s Association and the Society for Pediatric Sedation. She has coauthored five posters presented at scientific meetings, and her research interests include pediatric RSV infection, pediatric acute hematogenous osteomyelitis and preterm infant RSV infection.


Portrait of Dr. Jaysson Brooks

Jaysson Trevor Brooks, M.D.

Dr. Jaysson T. Brooks has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery.

Originally born and raised in Maryland, Brooks received his B.S. in biology, summa cum laude, from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. Brooks then earned his M.D. at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, in 2011. He then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Before starting on faculty here, he further subspecialized in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California-San Diego.

Brooks is seeing pediatric patients with any musculoskeletal injuries or disorders, however his clinical interests include scoliosis and hip dysplasia. He has a passion for teaching and research and is already the author/coauthor of 13 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications. He also has written seven book chapters and travelled both nationally and internationally to present his research at numerus scientific meetings.

Brooks also is an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society.



Wisit Cheungpasitporn, M.D.

Dr. Wisit Cheungpasitporn, recently a renal transplant fellow at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

Upon earning his M.D. at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in 2007, Cheungpasitporn had an internal medicine residency at Bassett Medical Center/The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, affiliated with Columbia University, Cooperstown, New York, from 2010-13, and a nephrology fellowship from 2013-16 and a renal transplant fellowship from 2016-17 at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

He was recognized with three awards for his achievements in research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine: the 2016 Donald C. Balfour Research Award, the 2016 William H. J. Summerskill Award and Fellow Research Award from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation, Cheungpasitporn has served as a reviewer for seven professional publications and is the author or coauthor of 55 peer-reviewed articles, three book chapters, 13 abstracts and 52 letters. He has given five scientific presentations nationally and has authored or coauthored 34 posters presented at educational meetings. His primary research interests are acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation, glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, electrolytes and epidemiology.