We offer Two fully accredited Fellowship Programs.

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery fosters two fully accredited fellowship programs to advance the scope of the standard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practice. Each fellowship program offered accepts One fellow per year. All fellows must have completed an accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program prior to matriculation into the fellowship.

Head & Neck Oncologic/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

This 2-year fully-accredited fellowship was established in 2006, and has graduated 12 fellows. The fellowship training is provided at LSU Health Shreveport, as well as both the Willis-Knighton North and South Campuses. We have been able to provide continued care for patients from Northwest Louisiana, West Mississippi, South Arkansas, and East Texas with expertise in all aspects of head & neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction.

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Current Fellows

Fawaz H. Alotaibi, DDS
Senior Fellow 
  • DDS: King Saud University - College of Dentistry (2003-2009)
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Intership: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital Miller School of Medicine (2013-2014)
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Hospital Miller School of Medicine (2014-2018)
Ricardo Lugo, DDS, MD
Junior Fellow 
  • DDS: University of Michigan School of Dentistry (2008-2012)
  • MD: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2013-2017)
  • General Surgery Intership: University of California San Francisco (2017-2018)
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: University of California San Francisco (2013-2019)

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery
Fellowship

This 2-year fully-accredited fellowship began in July 2011 and recently graduated its seventh fellow in June 2019. The bulk of the fellow's training takes place at LSU Health Shreveport, Willis-Knighton South Campus and Shriner's Hospital for Children in Shreveport.  Shriners Hospital for Children provides the opportunity for additional advanced cleft and craniofacial care for patients from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

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Current Fellows

Curtis Schmidt, DDS
Senior Fellow
  • DDS: Indiana University School of Dentistry (2000-2004)
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: San Antonio Uniformed Services HSC (2005-2009)

Fellowship Graduates

Year

Graduate

Fellowship Program

Practice Location
2019

Paul Covello, DDS, MD

Stavan Patel, DDS, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery / Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Scranton, PA

Reno, NV

2018

Christopher Galea, DDS, MD

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Reno, NV

2017

Andrew T. Meram, DDS, MD

Jason Dashow, DDS, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Shreveport, LA

Anchorage, AK

2016

Rabie Shanti, DMD, MD

David Yates, DMD, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Philadelphia, PA 

El Paso, TX 

2015

Ryan Smart, DMD, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

El Paso, TX 

2014

Nathan D. Lenox, DMD, MD

George M. Zakhary, DDS, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Bend, OR

Fresno, CA 

2013

Beom-June B. Kim, DMD, MD

Jennifer E. Woerner, DMD, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Tulsa, OK

Shreveport, LA 

2012

Melvyn S. Yeoh, DMD, MD

David M. Montes, DDS

Head & Neck Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Lexington, KY 

Indianapolis, IN

2010

Daniel Petrisor, DMD, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Portland, OR 

2009

Brian M. Woo, DDS, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Fresno, CA 

2008

David M. Montes, DDS

Head & Neck Surgery

Indianapolis, IN

2007

Christopher M. Harris, DMD, MD

Head & Neck Surgery

Wichita, KS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowships