Chancellor Ghali shares, "I am pleased to announce that Dr. Wanda Thomas has been selected as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine replacing Dr. Scott Kennedy who recently retired to begin enjoying his well-deserved retirement. I extend my deepest appreciation to Dr. Scott Kennedy for his forty-four years of dedicated service to our institution. He began his career at LSUHS as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology before becoming Coordinator of Student Admissions in 1987. He retired as the Associate Dean of Student Admissions."
Dr. Thomas received her undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University in New Haven, CT and her medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans followed by a pediatric residency at LSU Health Shreveport. She joined our faculty in 2003 and is currently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center. She has served as the AHEC Program Director for LSU Health Shreveport since July 2013.
Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Academic Minority Physicians, Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society, National Association of Minority Educators and a Gold Humanism Society Member. She is actively serving our health sciences center as a Pediatric Interest Group Faculty Mentor, on the Pediatric Junior Clerkship Curriculum Committee, Internal Medicine/Pediatric Resident Promotion Committee and the LSU Health Shreveport Professionalism Committee. Dr. Thomas is very active in our community speaking at dozens of community events and serving on numerous community boards.
Please join us in congratulating and supporting Dr. Thomas on her appointment and wishing Dr. Kennedy well in his retirement.