Our Mission at LSU Health Shreveport

The primary mission of LSU Health Shreveport is to TEACH, HEAL and DISCOVER, in order to advance the well-being of the state, region, and beyond. LSUHS encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Allied Health Professions in Shreveport. 

We are committed to preparing learners for careers in health care service, teaching, and research using state-of-the art curricula, methods, and facilities; achieving distinction and international recognition for basic science and clinical research programs that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice of science and medicine; utilizing research and knowledge to support economic growth and prosperity of the region and state by engaging in productive partnerships with the private sector; and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes mutual respect for all.  

School of Medicine

LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. A medical school is a tertiary educational institution teaching medicine resulting in a professional degree for physicians.

School of Allied Health Professions

Offering degrees in Cardiopulmonary Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Physician Assistant, Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Rehabilitation Science.

School of Graduate Studies

Offering Graduate Degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience.

Graduate Medical Education

GME stands for "graduate medical education" more commonly referred to as residency.  This is the training physicians must complete to practice following medical school.


The goal of medical research at LSU Health Shreveport is to improve our health and extends from basic science discovery to the development of treatment protocols and new diagnostics. Learn about our COVID-19 research efforts.


LSU Health Shreveport is home to four designated Centers of Research Excellence, three Louisiana Board of Regents and LSU Board of Supervisors approved Centers, and three National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). 

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