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Young Alumnus of the

Year 2002


Dr. D was selected out of 300,000 LSU graduates as the YOUNG ALUMNUS of year in 2002. Other graduates who have won this award include Shaquille O'Neil,  Lolo Jones, and Odell Beckham Jr.

A.J. de la Houssaye, MD, received a Chancellor's   Scholarship to pursue his bachelor's degree at Louisiana State University   before attending Harvard University. He went on to graduate with honors from   Louisiana State University Medical School. While in medical school he   received the LSU Research Award. He then completed a four-year residency in   ophthalmology at Ochsner, in New Orleans, serving as Chief Resident.

Known to his patients as Dr. D, de la Houssaye has   published research in publications such as Life Science Journal. A Fellow of   the American College of Surgeons, he is also affiliated with prestigious   medical societies such as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive   Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Louisiana State   Medical Society.

In 2004, the United Veterans League named Dr. D the   Patriotic Citizen of the Year in Houma, Louisiana, in recognition of the free   eye care he provides to local veterans and their families. He was also named   in Consumers' Research Council of America's ‘America's Top Ophthalmologists’   in 2005 and was chosen to be a speaker at the American Academy of   Ophthalmology's International Conference in 2007.

In 2008, Dr. D was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to   serve on the Louisiana State Medical Advisory Board. Dr. D received this   honor after a rigorous vetting process culminating in the Louisiana State   Legislature's approval of the appointment. Dr. D is one of only two   ophthalmologists to receive this honor.

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