A select number of academic programs earn the designation as a Center of Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Centers of Excellence must demonstrate statewide leadership in their area of designation and be a hallmark for the institution. The selected centers share a strong performance record, concentration on an area relevant to the state’s needs, a range of academic, training and research opportunities, engagement with the greater community, and a focus on issues and opportunities that improve the quality of life of Louisiana citizens. Three LSU Health Shreveport centers have earned this distinction: Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence, the Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology, and the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences.

Centers of Excellence

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center team is committed to bringing life-saving discoveries about cancer to all of Louisiana and beyond. Collaboration between cancer researchers and treating physicians fosters a more comprehensive understanding of cancer.


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Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology

The Center engages in a multidisciplinary clinical, research and education mission to provide patients with cutting-edge care, advance the science of inflammatory and immunology diseases and to educate physicians.


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Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

The Center's mission is to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators.


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Center for Brain Health

The Center for Brain Health expands neuroscience-related education, provides comprehensive care for brain disorders, and attracts young specialists and pioneering clinical trials to North Louisiana, and competes for large scale research funding.


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Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

CTERM focuses on the development of cell-based and tissue-engineering therapies to combat tissue inflammation, damage, and loss associated with complications of metabolic syndrome or trauma injury. 


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Louisiana Addiction Research Center

LARC is committed to increasing knowledge and advancing research related to Substance Use Disorders to create a better quality of life for the citizens of our area.


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Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.


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Centers News

Focus Fund and MD Anderson Launch Investment Fund to Support Investigational Cancer Therapies

The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is excited to be a part of the Cancer Focus Fund to bring the latest new cancer clinical trials to our community," said Dr. Chris Kevil, Vice-Chancellor for Research at LSU Health Shreveport. "We are confident our clinical trial facilities, coupled with expanded patient access to clinical trials across north and central Louisiana in partnership with Ochsner Health, will yield promising results for all citizens of Louisiana.

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American Heart Association Announces Dr. Steven Bailey as 2021 Northwest Louisiana Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Dr. Steven Bailey, MD, MSCAI, MACP, FACC, as chair of the 2021Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) Heart Walk. He has been extremely active with the AHA as an advocate, educator, and fundraiser locally and in San Antonio prior to his move to Louisiana. 

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Dr. Suzanne Tinsley and patient in neurorehab therapy

CBS Evening News celebrates the recovery of Dr Bill Whyte who received the first convalescent plasma therapy through a LSU Health Shreveport clinical trial. LSUHS leadership quickly brought this life saving therapy to our community and School of Allied Health Professions Outpatient Faculty Clinic is leading Dr Whyte’s physical therapy.

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Photo of Center of Brain Health team viewing screens of brain for evaluation

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