Advisory Committee

Lauren Bailey

LSMS Vice President Legal Affairs


Lauren Bailey accepted the position of Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) in March of 2017, joining the legislative team for the state's largest physician association.

Prior to her employment with LSMS, Bailey served as executive counsel for Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System where she was responsible for drafting, monitoring, recommending positions on and testifying on behalf of its board of trustees relative to legislation. She is also a former attorney for the Louisiana State Senate and an assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office.

The Morgan City native is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in business administration and received her J.D. from Southern University Law Center.


Susan Bankston, MD

President of the LSMS Board of Governors


Susan Bankston, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU Medical School in Shreveport. She completed an internship at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge and her residency at LSU Medical School in Shreveport. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a practicing pediatrician and on the executive committee at the Baton Rouge Clinic.

Dr. Bankston has served as a board member of the Capital Area Medical Society (CAMS) since 2008 and has been a member since 2003. She has served in numerous leadership roles within the LSMS since she joining in 2003. Dr. Bankston has served on the board of governors as the sixth district councilor, the board of councilors, and as chair of the board of councilors from 2015-2016. Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Bankston is involved with the Junior League of Baton Rouge as a sustainer advisor to the diaper bank, Bengal Belles, and has appeared on “House Calls with Dr. B” on WAFB for more than 16 years.


Brian Gamborg, MD

LSMS Board of Councilors


Biography coming soon!


Paul Perkowski, MD

Speaker House of Delegates, LSMS Board of Governors


Biography coming soon!


Lance Templeton, MD

Advisory Committee Chair


Biography coming soon!


Nick Viviano, MD

LSMS Board of Councilors


Biography coming soon!


Jeff Williams

LSMS Executive Vice President and CEO


Mr. Williams has served as executive vice president and CEO of the Louisiana State Medical Society and its four subsidiaries – HealthSYNC of Louisiana, Journal of the LSMS, LSMS Educational and Research Foundation, and LSMS Physicians Services, Inc. since 2010.  Prior to assuming his current role, Williams served as CFO and director of administration for the LSMS from 2005-2010.  Formerly, Williams was employed as a risk consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and holds a B.S. in finance from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.