We are educating and training the next generation of health care professionals and scientists who will continue our proud legacy of innovative and lifesaving healthcare and cutting-edge medical research. As one of only one hundred forty academic medical centers (AMC) in the nation, LSU Health Shreveport is a revered treasure in a community that fought decades for its creation.  

Healthcare remains a key sector that drives the economy in our community. LSU Health Shreveport provides a direct economic impact of $600 million in the Shreveport region. Combined with the economic impact ($2.4 Billion) of its practicing alumni, LSUHS has a total economic impact of over $3 billion on North Louisiana. Over 70% of the physicians and allied health professionals in our community received a portion or all their training at LSU Health Shreveport.

Our primary teaching hospitals are located in Shreveport and Monroe and are managed by the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.  Additional teaching sites include the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health and Rapides Medical Center.

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The primary mission of Louisiana State University 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.

To implement its mission, LSUHS is committed to:

  • Prepare learners for careers in health care service, teaching and research using state-of-the-art curricula, methods, and facilities.
  • Provide a growing, diverse regional patient population with state-of-the-art clinical care, including a range of tertiary special services.
  • Achieve distinction and international recognition for basic science and clinical research programs that contribute to the body of knowledge and practice of science and medicine.
  • Utilize research and knowledge to support economic growth and prosperity of the region and State by engaging in productive partnerships with the private sector.
  • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes mutual respect for all.



Our Vision is to be a preeminent academic medical center that transforms health and health care for a diverse population through compassionate and patient-centered care, technologically advanced education, and transformative research.

⇒ Message from our Chancellor



COLLABORATION: We work together to serve our institution, state, nation, and global community.
COMPASSION: We treat others in a caring, empathetic manner and aim to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
EXCELLENCE: We foster a lasting spirit of inquiry and creativity, leading to outstanding evidence-based health care, impactful research and scholarship, and superb teaching.
INNOVATION: We cultivate an ongoing, cooperative process of discovery and translate knowledge for the benefit and service of humanity.
PROFESSIONALISM: We act in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior, and exemplary moral character.
RESPECT: We nurture free and open discourse, listen to new ideas, and value diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and talents.


LSU Health Shreveport is comprised of three professional schools:


LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs. More than 5,000 residents and fellows have trained at our institution over the years. Upon completion of postgraduate training at LSU Health Shreveport, residents and fellows will have received the best possible training and be able to successfully provide exceptional patient care.




Our Research Efforts

Faculty, staff and students at LSU Health Shreveport are actively engaged in research in a variety of biomedical areas, with concentrations in cancer, cardiovascular sciences, virology and neuroscience. It is a core part of our institution's mission. Research on campus ranges from traditional in the lab to translations research and testing of the latest treatments in clinical trials. Our School of Graduate Studies helps to train future scientists and our Centers of Excellence (Cardiovascular, Brain, Rheumatology and Cancer) further elevate our institution's research portfolio. 

Learn more about Research at LSU Health Shreveport


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Center for Medical Education

Since our first graduating class of medical students in 1973, LSU Health Shreveport has seen many changes, experienced significant growth and achieved many successes. This new facility is accelerating the educational growth necessary to address the healthcare workforce shortage. Expanded hands-on opportunities and study spaces that reflect the learning style of today’s students are integral in the centers’ design along with mandated student wellness space. This $79 million project reflects a public-private funding model. TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR >>




Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier has so much to offer that you have to experience it. Enjoy this video from the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. We hope you will choose LSU Health Shreveport as your place for learning, working and living!

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