Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Landon Roussel MD, MBE
Dr. Landon Roussel is the owner and chief medical officer of Communitas Primary Care. He trained as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine specializing in Primary Care through Harvard Medical School at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2013 to 2016. There, he was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his M.D. from Cornell Medical College in New York City, a master’s degree in bioethics summa cum laude through the Erasmus Mundus program in the Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Radboud (Netherlands) and Padova (Italy) and bachelors’ degrees magna cum laude in biochemistry and Hispanic studies from Rice University in Houston.
Dr Landon Roussel is very passionate about service through excellent and ethical patient care. While an undergraduate at Rice, he spearheaded donation drives and multiple medical mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala. In 2010, he was a member of the inaugural medical cohort for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) through the Museum of Jewish Heritage. There he studied medical ethics through the lenses of the Holocaust. At Cornell Medical College, he was the co-founder of a bioethics support group and medical humanities course. In 2013, he was awarded the international Fein fellowship at Cornell where he was a medical exchange student in London, England in a NHS clinic. From 2014 to 2016, he was a fellow of the Paul Ramsey Institute for Center for Bioethics and Culture.
During residency to present day, Dr. Roussel's mentors are the two leading national figures in the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement - Dr Josh Umbehr of AtlasMD and Dr Garrison Bliss of Bliss Practice.
Most recently, he has advocated to congressmen and senators for more transparent pricing for patients in Washington, D.C and Louisiana. In 2016 he was speaker and presenter European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics (EACME) conference in Leuven, Belgium. Additionally, he was presenter and speaker at the 2017 Direct Primary Care Summit in Washington, DC.
With his strong ties to the Louisiana Community, Roussel returned home after completing his studies and opened his own practice. In addition to helping his patients, his professional interests include preventative cardiovascular medicine, diabetes management, sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment, and cancer screening and prevention.
He is fluent at a native level in Spanish and professional working fluency in French and Italian. He produces and hosts The Direct Primary Care podcast. Landon is also author of the book, On the Primitive Way, a religious travel memoir. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Roussel enjoys his involvement as a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, writing and hiking. He is married to his college sweetheart Amanda and has two young children.