"Hello all! You may notice that my last name is fairly odd- It's Polish. Don't worry though- most of my patients call me Dr. B. Let me give you some background. I was born in Katowice, Poland and at age 7, moved to the United States with my parents and younger brother. We lived in Chicago, IL, called "Poland #2" because believe it or not, Chicago has the second highest Polish population in the world, second only to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. In Chicago, I spent eight years earning my undergraduate and medical school degrees at Loyola University and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine respectively. In order to help serve the under and uninsured population of Chicago, I spent three years working and completing my Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center. In my last year of training I rotated through a Rheumatology Clinic and fell in love with the specialty as it placed me literally "hand in hand" with my patients. My desperate need for sunshine, Jazz and personal growth ultimately brought me southward to New Orleans. I completed a two year Rheumatology Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center where I got to work under masterful, highly experienced Rheumatologists. In 2016, I successfully passed my Board Examination and now am proud to call myself Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. I recently joined Dr. Perdue and Dr. Biundo at The Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic in Metairie, Louisiana.
I am lucky to have a wonderful team that cares first and foremost about patient care. I am excited to finally be able use my knowledge to help others and look forward to meeting and learning from you as devote my gifts to better my patients and community.
Best. Dr. Budziakowska".
Dr. Joseph “Joe” Biundo is a native of Independence, LA. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Houston in 1960, after which he returned to New Orleans to obtain his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in 1964. Dr. Biundo completed a rotating internship followed by a residency in Internal Medicine, with a concurrent traineeship in Rehabilitation Medicine, at LSU Charity Hospital. He completed a one-year fellowship in Rheumatology at Tulane and the VA Hospital, and then completed a two-year fellowship in Rheumatology and Immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C. Dr. Biundo holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Allergy and Immunology, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Geriatrics, Pain Medicine, and Sports Medicine; more than any other physician in the country. He was Chief of the Section of Rheumatology & Rehabilitation at LSU Health Sciences from 1971 until 1990, remaining as Chief of the Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation until 2002. He currently has an appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tulane Medical Center.
Dr. Louis “Donovan” Perdue is the newest associate at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Center of Metairie. He was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana, and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University where he graduated summa cume laude and with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. He then returned home to Louisiana for his medical school training at LSU Health and Science Center in New Orleans. After completing four years of medical school, including rotations in Dallas, Washington D.C., Charleston, and Atlanta, he pursued his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He continued on in a rheumatology fellowship at UIC before returning home again to Louisiana to help combat the shortage of rheumatologic care here in the greater New Orleans area. He is currently board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member in good standing of the American College of Rheumatology. He holds a certification in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists.