Melanie M. Bienvenu, M.D., MPH

melanieDr. Melanie M. Bienvenu is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana.  She graduated from Opelousas Catholic High School as Salutatorian in 2000.  She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science.  She continued her education at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she received her Doctor of Medicine and a Masters of Public Health in 2008.  While in medical school, Dr. Bienvenu was awarded the Bobbie Millet Scholarship for academic achievement and received the Delta Omega Award which is an Honorary Society in public health given to the top 25% of the academic class.   Upon graduation from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Dr. Bienvenu was awarded the Chancellor’s Award and the G. Gordon McHardy Award in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Bienvenu completed her Internship and Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Internal Medicine in 2011 where she was awarded the Most Distinguished Senior Resident Award. She completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 2014. She received additional training in Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, and Cryotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus.

Dr. Bienvenu is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She is in practice with Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates, LLC and will provide services at Acadiana Endoscopy Center, Inc., Lafayette General Medical Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bienvenu enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, fishing, and mostly her family.  She is married to Dr. John Michael Bienvenu of Lafayette, LA.  They have one daughter, Cecilia.