Mission Statement: The Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology (CEAR) engages in a multidisciplinary and interdepartmental clinical, research and education mission. The CEAR strives to provide patients with cutting-edge care, to advance the science of inflammatory and immunology diseases and to educate new physicians on these diseases and their treatments. Together the CEAR promotes the treatment and prevention of immunological and inflammatory diseases, provides a research platform to investigate novel aspects of these diseases and brings new discoveries to the patient, and engages the community as it educates the next generation of doctors.


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For over 10 years, the Center has sustained and expanded programs of excellence in
clinical patient care, medical education and research.


The Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport was established and funded as an Academic Administrative Unit and budgetary cost center by the Louisiana Legislature in 1990 for the development and expansion of multidisciplinary, interdepartmental clinical programs, research, and education. The development of these comprehensive programs related to arthritis and other rheumatic diseases has established the Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology as one of the country's exemplary rheumatology programs.



Center of Excellence for
Arthritis and Rheumatology

LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport LA 71103

(318) 675-5930
(318) 675-5935


Center of Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology