|About Marc R. Matrana, M.D., M.S.|
Early Life & Secondary School
Marc Matrana was born in New
Orleans, Louisiana and grew up on the Westbank. He
attended John Curtis
Christian High School in River Ridge, where he served as editor of the
school newspaper and on the student council. He graduated magna
cum laude from JCCS in 1997.
and Graduate School
Marc attended Tulane University
where he studied at the historic Paul Tulane College for men and at the
Hayward Genetics Center of the Tulane Medical School. At Tulane
he excelled in experimental research completing several psych-oncology
projects with famed professor, Dr. Chizuko Izawa. During
college, he served as the secretary of Alpha Epsilon Delta and was
awarded lifetime memberships in the Delta Epsilon Iota and Psi Chi
national honor societies. He received a bachelor of science
degree in psychology in 2001 and a master of science degree in human
genetics in 2002.
School, Residency, and Beyond
Marc graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in New
Orleans in May 2006. While at LSU, he
completed a National Cancer Institute summer research program, which
culminated in several presentations and a national award at the
National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas (Cancer Center
Award for Best Oncologic Research). While in medical school he served as Vice-President of the Surgery Interest Group and
Publicity Chairman of Edgar Hull Society (the internal medicine
interest group of LSU). He completed his residency in internal medicine at the world-renowned Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans in 2009, and is currently the Chief Medical House Officer of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He will begin a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at MD Anderson in Houston in 2010.
In addition to his scholastic
pursuits, Marc Matrana stays busy with a variety historical and
community projects. He has actively volunteered his free time in order
to help others, from working with terminally ill children in the
hospital to sharing his time with local historical societies and
community organizations. He currently serves on the Board of
Directors of the Westwego Historical Society and is active in several
other local historical organizations.
Marc is an avid historical
researcher and writer. He is the author of, "Lost Plantation: The
Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks," a book which has won much acclaim for its portrayal of the fascinating history of one of Louisiana's most historic estates and the fiery political battle surrounding its demise. His latest book, "Lost Plantations of the South" details the histories of 60 Southern plantations that have been demolished or were otherwise lost to time. Both book are published by the University
Press of Mississippi.