New faculty join CCHS

January 29, 2016

New faculty and providers have joined the College of Community Health Sciences in different departments.

Dr. Ed Geno is assistant professor in the College’s Department of Family Medicine. He will also work with Family Medicine Residents in minor surgery, hospital medicine and at University Medical Center, which the College operates.

 Geno attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He then completed three years of general surgery residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he then completed a residency in family medicine. He taught in the Ochsner’s Family Medicine Residency before moving to Baton Rouge.

He has practiced obstetrics throughout his time in graduate medical education, in addition to minor procedures and clinic and hospital medicine. He also serves as an advisory faculty for the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, or ALSO, on a national level.

Dr. Catherine Ikard is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Internal Medicine as well as the Neurology Clerkship Director.

Ikard is a board-certified neurologist who received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. She then completed her residency in neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ikard says she enjoys the practice of general neurology and sees patients with a variety of neurological disorders, including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, movement and neuromuscular disorders and headache syndromes. She has a procedures interest in occipital nerve blocks, trigger point injections and the administration of botulinum toxin for migraine and neuromuscular disorders.