Cathi Fontenot MD is currently the Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She received her medical degree from LSU New Orleans in 1984 and completed her internal medicine training at Charity Hospital in 1987, joining the School of Medicine faculty upon completion of that training. She served as medical director of the Medical Center of Louisiana (Charity and University Hospitals) from May 2003 until November 2008. She, along with other staff, remained at University Hospital through Hurricane Katrina in 2005, finally evacuating with patients after 5 days without power or water. Dr. Fontenot was instrumental and intimately involved with reestablishing medical services in New Orleans following the storm. She continues to see patients and has served as the volunteer medical director for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, since 1997, when it was founded.