Two LSU Medical Students Treat Passenger Who Became Ill on Flight to Greece

LSU Health New Orleans medical students Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris provided medical services to a passenger who fell ill onboard a flight to Greece. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER)

Two LSU medical students saved the day when they examined and treated a fellow passenger who fell ill on an airline flight to Greece.

A call on the plane for medical professionals went unanswered before Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris identified themselves as medical students, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans said in a Facebook post. A woman onboard the flight had grown lightheaded and fallen due to low blood sugar and heat exhaustion.

The pair calmed the patient, cooled her and provided her with juice and food. Duplessis and Bagneris communicated with a doctor on the ground and took the passenger’s blood pressure, pulse and blood sugar, according to the post.

“The patient ended up feeling much better thanks to these two talented doctors in the making and their LSU medical education,” the school said.

SOURCE:, Catherine Zeilman