James Sapp, PA-C

Position: Physician Assistant
Joined CIMA: July 2022

Louisiana State University – New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Masters in Physician Assistant Studies

Louisiana State University – Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
Masters in Public Health

Centenary College of Louisiana
B.A. in Biology



Born in Rochester, NY, James moved to Shongaloo, Louisiana at the age of 5 where he was raised by his Father and Grandmother. In high school James excelled in multiple sports including Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field and Football while maintaining a high GPA. His first experience in healthcare was with the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) through their “AHEC of a Summer” program that provides high school students with valuable experiences in local hospitals.

James earned a BA in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2017 where he would become a 3-time NCAA Division III All-American for the Men’s Basketball Program. While at Centenary, James was involved in the Shreveport community through his Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. membership.

After graduating from Centenary College with a BA in Biology, James enrolled in LSU-Shreveport’s Master of Public Health Program so that he could better understand the factors that contribute to patient health. While attending the program, James worked as an Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Scribe. After graduating from LSU-Shreveport with a Master of Public Health Degree, James was accepted to LSU-New Orleans’ Physician Assistant Program.  Because of his small-town upbringing where the nearest specialists were often over 50 miles away, James wanted to begin his career as a PA in primary care so that he could be at the forefront of addressing patient’s medical needs. His favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills, New York Knicks and LSU Football.