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Catherine Baucom,


Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Baucom is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her PhD in Neuroscience and MD from the Tulane University School of Medicine. After completing her intern year of general surgery at the University of Mississippi, she completed her general surgery residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. She returned to Tulane University School of Medicine to complete her general surgery residency. Baucom then joined an existing practice in Baton Rouge in 2011. Her focus is on overall breast health and in particular early detection and treatment of breast cancer. This position has allowed her to combine and apply basic science and neuroscience research and clinical medical practice. Baucom has devoted her surgical practice to overall breast health but continues to actively engage in cancer and neuroscience research. She has multiple contributions to science, most notably her work on various research aspects of Mitochondrial dysfunction, which continues in taking MOTTM  through the pending regulatory phases.

Baucom has been honored multiple times from college through residency, and beyond, including receiving the TUHSC Chancellor’s Scholarship, recipient of “Best” Neuroscience Presentation by a Graduate Student, Research Award in Neuroscience, and Research Presentation by a Medical Student. She was the recipient of the Rudolph Matas Research Award in Surgery at Tulane. She was the Chief Resident at Tulane University’s Department of Surgery in 2001, and in 2018 was installed as a member of the Board at the Tulane Surgical Society.

She has held a Louisiana State Medical License since 2009, and was Board Certified in General Surgery in 2016. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center, both in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Baucom’s educational background includes B.S. in Biology from Presbyterian College | Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2004 and M.D. in 2006 from Tulane University Health Center | Internship in 2007 at the University of MS Medical Center |Residency in General Surgery in 2011, and Chief Resident in Surgery Department in 2011 from the Tulane University School of Medicine. In continuing education, Baucom had received three certificates of completion from Dr. Tabar in Scottsdale: in 2011 for Multimodality Detection & Diagnosis of Breast Disease, in 2017 for Combined Multimodality Diagnosis of Breast Diseases and Screening, and in 2018 for Completion in Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Diseases.

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