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Vin Koze avec Dr. Louis Auguste

Vin Koze - Louis J Auguste MD - Louis Auguste

Intro: “When it was time to go to college, I could not figure out if I wanted to study economics, law, or architecture. My father saw that I needed to figure out my path and suggested I go into medicine. He said that being a doctor is like being guided by the hands of God; you can save lives and provide relief when needed. You are helping him make our lives better.”

“I remember going to the library with my mom every week in search of the latest science books, puzzles, etc. It was one of the best moments of my childhood. I enjoy learning about new things and am grateful that my parents pushed me to develop my abilities. I wouldn’t be who I am, what I am whiteout them.”

Dr. Louis J. Auguste is humble, patient, and always ready to help. His ability to understand a person quickly and communicate humbly makes him great at his job. Well-educated and well-known in his field and community, Dr. Auguste continues to clear the path for many who wish to practice medicine. His teachings and volunteer efforts have been recognized by many.

Who is Louis J. Auguste, MD

Louis J. Auguste, MD, is a surgical oncologist practicing on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. He obtained his medical degree from the State University of Haiti School of Medicine.  He completed his training in General Surgery at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a Sub-specialty in Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at The Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.  

He added a new dimension to his understanding of population medicine by acquiring a Master of Public Health degree at the Mailman School of Health Policy and Management of Columbia University. 

Over the years, Dr. Auguste has published over 75 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has risen to the rank of Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Zucker Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine.  He has presented more than 130 lectures at departmental grand rounds across the New York area and at multiple professional conventions in the US and abroad.  He has been a guest lecturer at Umberto Polyclinic I in Rome and the University of Padua, Italy, as well as a visiting professor at the State University of Haiti School of Medicine and the University of Notre-Dame School of Health Sciences in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Dr. Auguste enjoys teaching surgical residents and mentoring young college students considering a career in Medicine. He has been named Surgical Attending of the Year four times. He has also served as President of the LIJ Medical Staff Society and secretary of the LIJ Medical Board for three years.

For the past 36 years, Dr. Auguste has been active in the Medical Society of the State of New York and the American Medical Association. As a member of the House of Delegates for the past 30 years, he has served on several reference committees.  He has served as president of the Queens County Medical Society and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the same society. He is currently an MSSNY delegate to the American Medical Association.

He was elected President of the New York Chapter of the AMHE in January 2008.  He developed a program of academic support for the Justinien University Hospital in 2009, with clinicians from the USA participating in teaching residents and attending staff at the Hospital.  Four days after the earthquake of January 12, 2010, Dr. Auguste led a group of 107 health professionals who were deployed in the General Hospital (HUEH). That center received the larger share of victims of the earthquake. 

For his work in Haiti and in the New York Community, Dr. Auguste has been honored by numerous civic, humanitarian, religious, and professional organizations as well as different county, state, and National Legislators, etc… He has been named a TOP Doctor on Long Island, NY for the past 30 years by Castle & Connelly. He was recognized as one of the Long Island Physician Heroes of 2010 by the Long Island Business News. Dr. Auguste was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his humanitarian activities in June 2014. For all his activities and services at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he received a LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2016.

Dr. Louis Auguste is still active in the practice of surgical oncology but also devotes his time to the Empire State, Medical, Scientific, and Educational Foundation, where he serves as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Auguste enjoys spending time with family and friends when he is not busy caring for patients. He is an avid reader and writer, passionate about World History and Literature. He loves the sports of tennis and scuba diving.

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A little bit of fun information about Louis Auguste MD

1) Tell us about yourself.

I believe I am a simple man just following the path created for me by God. I love medicine, and I am glad that I chose that path. I feel whole when I understand what it takes to restore someone’s well-being.

2) Tell us about your interests, hobbies, and what you like to do for fun.

I love tennis and scuba diving. I also enjoy reading about history. Learning about a country or island’s history, how society was shaped, and how we are evolving is fascinating.

3) When making career decisions, what matters most to you?

What matters to me is doing something I love and inspiring me to give my best. It is not always about money. It is about where I can do my best and help people.

4) What is “medicine” to you?

Medicine is a vital tool to society. Illness and death are part of life; doctors are responsible for restoring and understanding why people get sick and finding a cure. Now we cannot do it alone; we rely on God, and we are his helpers. He is the healer, and I’m the helper.

5) What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that has stuck with you?

My dad always told me to treat everyone with respect. My mother always told me to give my best in everything. The social ranking doesn’t matter; kindness and respect are vital to our well-being. My father led by example. It did matter if you were a vendor in the street of Haiti; he always asked them how they were doing and told them kind words.

6) Favorite childhood game(s)?

I was an introvert, so I loved playing with building wooden blocks. I also love trying out experiments from scientific magazines.

7) Favorite Haitian snack(s)?

I love a good “dous lait.” I am almost ashamed to say that I have a sweet tooth. ahah!

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8) Favorite Haitian dish(es)?

That’s an easy one! Rice with Djon DJon with Lambi (Conch Creole).

Dr. Louis Auguste contact details:

Louis J Auguste, MD, MPH,  FACS

Surgical Oncology/General Surgery

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Office: 516-775-2070

Fax: 516-775-3650

email: ljaugustemd@gmail.com

          lauguste2@northwell.edu

          la2620@cumc.columbia.edu

Gold Humanism Honor Society Advisor

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine

at Hofstra/Northwell 

500 Hofstra Boulevard

Hempstead, NY 11549

Member/Board of Directors

Empire State, Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation

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