The Office of Graduate Medical Education serves as the central contact point for all residents and fellows (house officers) in training programs at LSU Health Shreveport. That point of contact begins at the time of their selection to a residency or fellowship training program and continues throughout their training period until completion of that educational program. The house officer's permanent record remains in the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Leisa Oglesby, BS, RN, MBA, CPHQ

Leisa Oglesby, BS, RN, MBA, CPHQ
Executive Director of Medical Services/DIO

Residency is the training physicians must complete to practice or specialize following medical school. A resident is a physician (who holds the degree of MD, DDS or DO) in a GME program under the direct or indirect supervision of an attending physician. A fellowship is the period of sub-specialty medical training in the United States and Canada that a physician or dentist may undertake after completing a specialty training program (residency). LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs. Under the supervision of our faculty, residents and fellows see patients at partner hospitals such as Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Willis Knighton. 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.

   

RESIDENCY & FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

MEET OUR 2019-2020 RESIDENT COUNCIL

President

Aaron Bogart
PGY 5

Radiology

Vice President

Kirandeep Chahal
PGY 3

Internal Medicine

Secretary

Ayesha Tabassom
PGY 4

Emergency Medicine/ Family Medicine

Treasurer

Ammar Husan
PGY 3

Family Medicine

Members at Large

Caleb Dupre
PGY 3

Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics

  Abhishek Haritha
PGY 4
Radiology
 

Spencer Reynolds
PGY 2

Emergency Medicine/
Family Medicine

GME Staff

Leisa Oglesby
Executive Director of Medical Services/DIO

Russell Crews
Administrative Program Specialist

Cailynn Finley
Associate Coordinator of Academic Area

Kim Hunter
Project Manager, GME

Christine Cheney
Project Manager, GME

Office Location:
1st floor of the Medical School
Room 1-201

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Phone: (318) 675-5053
Fax: (318) 675-5069
Closed on LSU Health Shreveport holidays.

Postgraduate Verifications 

The Office of Graduate Medical Education handles post graduate training verifications for LSU Health residencies and fellowships.
Verification requests can be submitted to the GME office.

Please include the full name, dates of training, and department/specialty when sending a request.
Verifications can be submitted via fax or mail: 
Fax:  (318) 675-5069

Mailing Address:
Attn:  Graduate Medical Education
1501 Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Please allow 7 to 10 days for processing of most verifications. Verifications prior to the year 2000 may take additional time.

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