Dr. Brian Bourgeois, MD
A graduate of LSU School of Medicine Dr Bourgeois was trained at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Surgery and is Board Certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has practiced general and vascular surgery since 1998. Becoming involved in Occupational Medicine on the Westbank of New Orleans he’s provided medical services and direction for a variety of industries since 2002.
Dr. Bourgeois’ practice is closely tied to the offshore petroleum and shipping industries. He performs physical examinations for US Coast Guard, UKOOA, Marshall Islands, and Vanuatu Island licenses just to name a few. Dr. Bourgeois trains and interacts daily with safety personnel and paramedics in these industries and specializes in controlling and eliminating when possible OSHA Recordable Incidents and loss work time.
Dr. Bourgeois is also active in the care of commercial divers and fitness to dive examinations. He has been involved in the assessment and care of commercial divers for many years. He has maintained an active practice in the field of commercial diving over the past 10 years and provides direct hyperbaric medical support for many diving companies through out the Gulf of Mexico and Internationally He is a NOAA Certified Dive Medical Officer and a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). He is also certified in fitness to dive examinations. Dr. Bourgeois serves on the Medical Standards and Advisory Board of the Association of Diving Contractors International. Dr. Bourgeois is also certified in the management of complex decompression illness and hyperbaric injuries through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Dr. Bourgeois is an affiliate member of the US Gulf of Mexico Diving Safety Work Group. He actively trains Dive Medical Technicians (DMT’s) and routinely lectures to members of the commercial diving community.
Dr. Bourgeois also serves as a special government employee on the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and is a board member of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and a member of the State Medical Society.
Dr. Bourgeois is a licensed medical review officer and also a Medical Director for international companies involved in the petrochemical industry. He is active in the education of offshore medics and safety personnel and lectures frequently on many topics including MRSA infections, indentifying OSHA Recordable Incidents and controlling or eliminating loss work time.