Louis Cataldie

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Dr. Louis Cataldie was the Medical Incident Commander for the state of Louisiana, United States.[1]

Dr. Cataldie was also involved in running both the Find Family National Call Center, a.k.a. the Family Assistance Center, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well as the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team morgue in Carville, Louisiana.

Dr. Cataldie's memoir of his career as a coroner, Coroner's Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana, was published in 2006.[2]

Dr. Cataldie received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University's School of Medicine[3] in New Orleans in 1974. He was able to graduate Medical School early through the speed up graduation program and together with another pioneering graduate initiated the Family Practice Residency Program at the Long Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, LA. He subsequently moved to an Emergency Medicine residency program at University Medical Center, (then Lafayette Charity Hospital) in Lafayette, LA where he and a good friend became literally legends at that facility.

Dr. Cataldie loved Harley Davidson motorcycles long before the current fad and was a firearms expert and avid collector. During the CB radio craze of the 1970s he was known as the "Screamin' Yeller Zonker".[citation needed]

Dr. Cataldie is currently the Addictionologist doctor for St. Christopher's Addiction Wellness in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Woodlake in Ethle, Louisiana. He is the medical director for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.


  1. ^ Mackel, Travers, State Loses Katrina Victim's Body May 2008, wdsu.com
  2. ^ Coroner's Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana amazon.com
  3. ^ Health Sciences Center Louisiana State University