Faculty Members

Leadership

Director of the CCDS

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

Professor and Director of the Research Division for Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

Assistant Directors of the CCDS

Paari Dominic, MD

Paari Dominic, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Clinical and Translational Research
Karen Stokes, PhD

Karen Stokes, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Scientific Excellence

Faculty

Director of the CCDS

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

Professor and Director of the Research Division for Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

Vascular Biology and Inflammation Faculty

Vascular Biology and Inflammation Faculty

Yufeng Dong MD, PhD

Yufeng Dong MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Norman Harris, PhD

Norman Harris, PhD

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Sushil Jain, PhD

Sushil Jain, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Jeremy Kamil, PhD

Jeremy Kamil, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Christopher Kevil, PhD

Christopher Kevil, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research, Dean of School of Graduate Studies
Gopi Kolluru, PhD

Gopi Kolluru, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research in Pathology
David Krzywanski, PhD

David Krzywanski, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Kevin McCarthy, PhD

Kevin McCarthy, PhD

Chairman of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
A. Wayne Orr, PhD

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

Professor and Director of the Research Division for Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
Christopher Pattillo,  PhD

Christopher Pattillo, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Brent Reed, PhD

Brent Reed, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Xinggui Shen, PhD

Xinggui Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research in Pathology
James Traylor, MD

James Traylor, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
Chiranjiv Virk, MD

Chiranjiv Virk, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Robert Walter, MD, MPH, FCCP

Robert Walter, MD, MPH, FCCP

Associate Professor of Medicine; Bryn Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Program Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Yuping Wang, MD

Yuping Wang, MD

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
R. Keith White, MD, FACS

R. Keith White, MD, FACS

Chairman and Professor of Surgery, John C. McDonald, MD Endowed Chair of Surgery
Matthew Woolard, PhD

Matthew Woolard, PhD

O'Callaghan Family Endowed Professor in Microbiology, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Professor and Carroll Feist Endowed Chair of Viral Oncology and Department Vice-Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

Cardiac Biology Faculty

Cardiac Biology Faculty

Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine
MD Shenuarin Bhuiyan, PhD

MD Shenuarin Bhuiyan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Diana Cruz, PhD

Diana Cruz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Horacio D'Agostino, MD, FACR, FSIR

Horacio D'Agostino, MD, FACR, FSIR

Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Anesthesiology
Paari Dominic, MD

Paari Dominic, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Clinical and Translational Research
Pavan Katikaneni, MD

Pavan Katikaneni, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Sumitra Miriyala, PhD

Sumitra Miriyala, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Manikandan Panchatcharam, PhD

Manikandan Panchatcharam, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Pratap Reddy, MD, FACC

Pratap Reddy, MD, FACC

Professor of Cardiology

Neurovascular Biology and Stroke Faculty

Neurovascular Biology and Stroke Faculty

Jonathan Alexander, PhD

Jonathan Alexander, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Connie Arnold, MD

Connie Arnold, MD

Professor of Medicine
Terry Davis, PhD

Terry Davis, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FACS, FAANS

Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery
Kevin Lin, PhD

Kevin Lin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Xiaohong Lu, PhD

Xiaohong Lu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Hyung Nam, PhD

Hyung Nam, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Karen Stokes, PhD

Karen Stokes, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Scientific Excellence
Hai Sun, MD, PhD, FAANS

Hai Sun, MD, PhD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy Surgery
Hong Sun, PhD

Hong Sun, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy

Staff

STAFF

Danielle Hartman, MBA
Academic Coordinator

Mrs. Danielle Hartman works with the CCDS Director and Assistant Directors in the daily management of the center, as well as the implementation of the mission and overall goals of the center. Mrs. Hartman’s responsibilities as the coordinator includes; facilitating the intramural grants/fellowships through documentation, tracking and review, coordinating guest travel and advertisement for the CCDS seminar, keeping the CCDS website updated, promoting cooperative efforts between CCDS staff and outside groups, and helping all CCDS staff in their efforts to obtain their personal goals as well as the center’s goals. Mrs. Hartman will also be enhancing and coordinating CCDS events, community outreach and fundraising efforts.

Angela Bennett
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Angela Bennett prepares and submits proposals for research to the Institutional Review Board and interacts with the Human Research Protection Program office to prepare and submit budgets and contracts for the Industry Sponsored clinical trials. In addition, she recruits and consents patients for individual clinical and translational research projects. She also handles the regulatory paperwork for the CCDS clinical studies. Finally, Ms. Bennett coordinates the activities of LA CaTS on the LSU Health Shreveport campus.
 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Christopher Kevil, PhD

Christopher Kevil, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Research, Dean of School of Graduate Studies
Ghali Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)

Ghali Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)

Chancellor
Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP

Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Paari Dominic, MD

Paari Dominic, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Clinical and Translational Research
Norman Harris, PhD

Norman Harris, PhD

Professor and Chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Kevin McCarthy, PhD

Kevin McCarthy, PhD

Chairman of Cellular Biology & Anatomy
Glenn Mills, MD

Glenn Mills, MD

Director of Medical Service at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
A. Wayne Orr, PhD

A. Wayne Orr, PhD

Professor and Director of the Research Division for Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
Pratap Reddy, MD, FACC

Pratap Reddy, MD, FACC

Professor of Cardiology
Karen Stokes, PhD

Karen Stokes, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of the CCDS in Scientific Excellence
R. Keith White, MD, FACS

R. Keith White, MD, FACS

Chairman and Professor of Surgery, John C. McDonald, MD Endowed Chair of Surgery
Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Andrew Yurochko, PhD

Professor and Carroll Feist Endowed Chair of Viral Oncology and Department Vice-Chair of Microbiology and Immunology

CCDS Faculty

Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences