Dr. Anthony Sin has been awarded the Donald and Kathryn R. Smith Endowed Chair in Spinal Treatment.
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.
The Louisiana Orthopaedic Association is a statewide, professional membership organization comprised of orthopaedic surgeons, orthopedic residents and affiliated healthcare providers.
Dr. Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald has been elected to the American Psychiatric Association's Assembly to serve as the Recorder.
Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, was recently inducted as the President of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings in Austin, Texas.
John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Pediatric Research, received the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Science at LSU Health Shreveport’s graduation ceremony on May 25.
Navdeep Samra, MD, FICS, FACS, Tenured Associate Professor of Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, has been elected as a member of the Society of University Surgeons (SUS).
Dr. McPherson played a major role in alerting Congress to the conditions in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) family residential centers.
Dr. Kenneth Abreo honored as a Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN).