Dr. Bourgeois is a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine. He was trained at LSU’s Department of Surgery and is board certified General Surgeon. He has practiced general surgery and occupational / industrial medicine on the Westbank of New Orleans and Jefferson since 1999. Dr. Bourgeois is a board member of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He is a licensed medical review officer (MRO) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also one of very few doctors in the state certified in the management of dive-related injuries and diver physicals. He is member of the ADCI Committee that created the current code of medical standards for divers. Dr. Bourgeois also actively trains and educates offshore medics and dive medical technicians.
Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Tulane Medical School and received training in General Surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He is board certified in General Surgery and has practiced industrial surgery and medicine at West Jefferson Medical Center since 1971. Dr. Nelson is a clinical professor of surgery at Tulane Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He has also served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at West Jefferson Medical Center. He is past President of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He serves on the Governor’s Task Force On Workers’ Compensation.