Current Triple Board Residents


Ndidi OnyyejiakaNDIDI ONYEJIAKA, M.D.
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Missouri, Kansas City – Liberal Arts
Birth Place: Chicago, IL
Languages: Spanish
Oil painting, writing poetry, playing guitar, travelling, dance – jazz, tap & modern
Little known talent: I’m not telling
Favorite Jazz Fest food: Crawfish bread
Most pleasant surprise about New Orleans: The guy who keeps breakdancing on my street corner!
Favorite outdoor activity in New Orleans: Rollerblading




Shaleah DardarSHALEAH DARDAR, M.D.
Tulane University School of Medicine

Graduate: Tulane School of Social Work
Undergrad:Xavier University of Louisiana - Biology
Birth Place: Morgan City, LA
Favorite thing about New Orleans: The food!
Favorite Jazz Fest food: Shrimp and grits
Favorite festival: Jazz Fest



Brandon DuftBRANDON DUFT, M.D.
University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of California, San Diego - Molecular Biology
Birth Place: Washington D.C.
Interests: Guitar, ukulele, sitar, piano, tennis, skiing, hiking, camping
Most interesting place visited: New Zealand
Favorite thing about New Orleans: Jazz on the streets, in the stores, everywhere!
Favorite Jazz Fest food: Gator Po-Boy




Danielle IbelemaDANIELLE IBELEMA, M.D.
Morehouse School of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Georgia - Biology
Birth Place: Xenia, OH
Languages: French
Interests: Running, volunteering, watching football
Post-Residency Plans: Practicing both pediatrics and child psychiatry
Favorite New Orleans Neighborhood: Uptown – it has a very fun and eclectic feel.  I love the variety of restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops.
Favorite outdoor activity: Running in Audubon Park
Favorite thing about NOLA: The food is amazing



New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergrad: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA – Biochemistry
Birth Place: New Brunswick, NJ
Languages: Studying Spanish
Interests:  Swimming, Amateur Chef, Cooking & Baking
Favorite thing about NOLA: Drive through daiquiris
Favorite thing about Tulane Ochsner Peds:  My co-interns
Best coffee in NOLA: Believe it or not – Starbucks!




Lauren TraverbaughLAUREN TEVERBAUGH, M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Undergrad: University of Michigan – Psychology and Afro-American and African Studies
Post Baccalaureate: Columbia University
Birth Place: Southfield, MI
Interests: Historical multicultural fiction, running, fitness, nutrition, live music, dance, independent films, history of social movements, theatre, photography.




St. George’s University
Graduate: M.S. – Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University
Undergrad: Tulane University – Dance / Cell and Molecular Biology
Language: Basic Spanish
Interests: Dance, Yoga, Musical Theatre, SCUBA Diving


LSU – Shreveport
Graduate: M.S. – Nutrition, LA Tech University
Undergrad: LA Tech Univ - Nutrition & Dietetics
Interests: Cooking & developing nourishing recipes, Running, Painting & theatre

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