Baton Rouge General Graduates Class from Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

One of Louisiana’s two Primary Care Sports Medicine Programs recently graduated a new class of physicians. After passing their certification exams, Dr. Brian Williams of Lindenhurst, NY., and Dr. Tara Bagen of Gainesville, Fla., began their respective careers in New York and Texas.

Since becoming the first accredited Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in the state in 2008, Baton Rouge General has given nearly 20 fellows firsthand experience in sideline care for athletes, and a focus on comprehensive sports medicine, from prevention to injury management.

“In addition to hands-on interaction, BRG fellows work with prominent orthopedic surgeons throughout the year,” said Dr. Vincent Shaw, Sports Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Program Director at Baton Rouge General. “These experiences help develop skills that are necessary to be not only effective team members, but also leaders in the sports medicine field.”

Endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Baton Rouge General accepts two fellows specific to Sports Medicine, per year.

The 2017-2018 class of Sports Medicine fellows at BRG are recent graduates of BRG’s Family Medicine Residency Program. They are Dr. Matthew Bumgardner of Sibley, La., and Dr. Daniel Naul of Thibodaux, La.

Baton Rouge General’s other educational programs include family medicine residency, internal medicine residency, a medical student rotation program, nursing, and radiologic technology schools. To learn more about medical education at Baton Rouge General, visit, or call (225) 387-7707.