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Congratulations, Top Forty Under 40 winners!

Two of Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s most skilled professionals were named to the Baton Rouge Business Report’s prestigious Top Forty under 40 2018 class – Musculoskeletal Oncologist Shaun Accardo, M.D., and Director of Pharmacy Wendy Gaudet, Pharm D. They were honored along with fellow recipients this week at a reception at L’Auberge.

Before joining the Cancer Center, Dr. Accardo trained at Mofitt Cancer Center and completed an international traveling fellowship in both musculoskeletal oncology and orthopedic trauma. Recently, Dr. Lyons and Dr. Accardo opened the Musculoskeletal Treatment Clinic to offer quality care for rare bone, soft tissue and skin disease. It’s the region’s first clinic specializing in these disorders, which is located in the Cancer Center. Additionally, he and his partner Allison have shown great empathy for abandoned or abused animals by building an animal sanctuary. You can read more about Dr. Accardo here.

As pharmacy director, Wendy Gaudet leads operations for the Cancer Center and the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion’s in-house pharmacies, in addition to the pharmacies at Our Lady of the Lake, Our Lady of the Lake Livingston and LSU Health Baton Rouge. Under her leadership, the Cancer Center’s pharmacies have made great strides, including reducing the turnaround time for infusion drug preparation to 30 minutes – more than half of the time of the national standard. Wendy credits her pharmacy team members and having two pharmacies embedded in the infusion centers for these successes. Learn more about Wendy here.

These honorees, their colleagues, their expertise and their caring hearts are part of what sets the Cancer Center apart. Congratulations, Dr. Accardo and Wendy! Your dedication to your patients, colleagues and profession is appreciated.