James Patterson II, MD, PhD, has been named Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine effective August 1, 2019.
School of Medicine
LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. Medical students interact with patients from their very first semester and learn from a combination of lectures, small groups, standardized patient exercises and clinical skills throughout the four years.
For those with a heightened interest in research, the school offers joint PhD programs with both the School of Graduate Studies and Louisiana Tech. Students can also opt to enroll in the Research Distinction Track to or apply to become part of the American Medical Student Research Journal, founded in 2013 by our medical students. The School of Medicine counts a Faculty of over 500 with a class size of 150 for fall 2019. Plans are underway to increase class size to 200 over the upcoming years. This expansion is being made possible due to the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness.
Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine
The School of Medicine offers a four-year, system-based learning curriculum leading to the MD degree, but other degree options are available to address specific interests of students. We understand that the process of applying to medical school can be overwhelming, and we have tried to anticipate and address as many questions as possible.
Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Skull Base Research, has been named Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.
Louisiana native receives scholarship from Ochsner Health System that will cover full tuition for her to attend LSU Health Shreveport - School of Medicine
Debbie Chandler, MD, has been appointed Associate Dean of Student and Diversity Affairs for the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
Graduation for all three of LSU Health Shreveport’s professional schools will take place in a combined ceremony held at Centenary College’s Gold Dome. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will give the keynote commencement address.
116 School of Medicine students learned where they will be going for their residency training.
Dr. Bailey comes to Shreveport from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and specializes in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease.
The white coat ceremony marks the start of the students’ transition from the classroom to clinical training.
Dr. Keith White, Professor of Clinical Surgery, Director of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Vice Chairman of Surgery, has been named Chairman of the Department of Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport.