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Dr. Julian Bailes (2019)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-01-04

Duration: 00:25:33

Subjects: Bailes, Julian E. | PHYSICIANS | Health


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Bailes, Julian Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 4, 2019, features an interview with Dr. Julian Bailes conducted by Beth Courtney. Dr. Bailes, a native of Natchitoches, is a world-renowned neurosurgeon. He discusses: his childhood in Natchitoches; his decision to become a physician; his time at the LSU Medical School; his research, which provided clinical evidence of Chronic, Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that impacts athletes who have sustained multiple concussions; his five children; his love for Louisiana; his collaboration with Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE research; and the major influences on his life and career.