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Career Day for Medical Students
Career Day at LSU Health Shreveport gives medical students the opportunity to learn about the different specialties available to them. Each department had the chance to pitch their specialty to the students and students were able to talk with practicing doctors in order to learn more about the lifestyle and requirements for each profession
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LSUHS Associate Professor, Dr. Paari Dominic, Performs First Phrenic Nerve Simulation Procedure in Louisiana

Dr. Paari Dominic performed the first phrenic nerve simulation in the state of Louisiana and the second in the Ark-La-Tex on November 10, 2021. The procedure, also known as diaphragmatic pacing, uses a surgically implanted device to contract the diaphragm rhythmically leading to improved breathing function in patients with respiratory insufficiency.

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LSUHS Faculty Physicians and Residents Perform  the First Microvascular Surgery at Rapides Regional Medical Center

The surgery performed by Dr. Fawaz Alotaibi, DDS, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Celso Palmieri Jr., DDS, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was an outstanding training opportunity for two Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents who assisted with the procedure.

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Demand for respiratory therapists increases as COVID-19 cases rise

KSLA - LSU Health Shreveport is looking for students to meet the need for respiratory therapists. Dr. Tim Gilmore, Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science, shared “We need more good, qualified applicants therefore we can have larger classes to fulfill the community need. Currently the need for respiratory therapists is unprecedented.”

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