The Anesthesiology Residency program consists of four years of training as recommended by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA).  During residency, trainees will have the opportunity to interact with numerous specialties and subspecialties who staff all of our participating institutions, which includes Ochsner LSU Health ShreveportWillis-Knighton Health System, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital for Children and the VA Hospital.



Dept. of Anesthesiology
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

Residency Program
Ben Strickland
Phone: (318) 626-4041

Shilpadevi Patil, MD

Program Director’s Message

Welcome to the Anesthesiology Residency program at LSU Health Shreveport

I am honored and privileged to be the Residency Program Director at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. My keen interest is, residency education and caring for resident’s wellness while focusing on strong clinical anesthesia training.  I take pride in being residents’ advocate. My goal is to make their training experience as worthy and enjoyable as it can be while fulfilling all the training requirements.

Our anesthesiology residency program is a mid-sized categorical program. We accept 8 residents per year and currently have a total of 32 residents. Our main affiliation Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport (OLHS) is a level 1 Trauma Center and Stroke center. This hospital provides us an opportunity to learn from a plethora of complex patients and a wide variety of cases. We focus on strong clinical care, education and research in a healthy environment as we prioritize our resident’s overall wellbeing.  We have scheduled didactics and simulation training to foster strong residency education. Most of our resident’s rotations are at OLHS. Residents also rotate through Ochsner - St Mary’s Medical Center for Women and Children, VA Medical Center, Shriners Hospital and Willis Knighton Medical Center.  Our interns/ PGY 1-year residents’ rotations mostly consist of rotations outside of anesthesiology service but they are constantly connected to our residents and faculty through scheduled didactics twice a week and social gatherings. The final year of PGY4 is more flexible with electives and didactics.

Our residents come from diverse background as is with our faculty.  We have faculty subspecialized in various fields of anesthesiology and take pride in teaching our residents in and outside of the operating room. We have Directors for each rotation who help residents meet their rotation goals. Each resident has faculty advisor who guides them throughout the residency training to successfully complete residency as well as help them accomplish their future goals.

Our goal of residency education is to train our residents to be excellent clinical anesthesiologists, educators, researchers and leaders in the field of anesthesiology.  Our program provides excellent opportunity for our residents to teach medical students as we are a part of LSU medical school. 

Shreveport/ Bossier is a mid-sized city located in Northwest Louisiana in an area referred to as the Ark-La-Tex due to our proximity to both Texas & Arkansas.  Shreveport-Bossier is filled with an abundance of culture and you don’t have to look far to find a good time. We celebrate many festivals such as, Mardi Gras, Red River Revel, & Mudbug Madness to name a few. We have great restaurants with great food and people. The weather is sunny most of the times. Click the link for more information about Shreveport-Bossier -

I completed my residency at LSU Health Shreveport's Department of Anesthesiology. As a graduate of this program I feel happy and grateful to help and give back to this program and make this program a better place for training residents. In the process, I have learned a lot as well from my wonderful residents who make this combined journey more worthwhile.

Please look through our webpage and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are looking for candidates who are hardworking, self-motivated, team players and resilient. 

Hope you join us, and I look forward to working with you!!

Best Wishes!!!
Shilpadevi Patil, MD
Program Director/Clinical Associate Professor​

Graduation Requirements


Core lectures are held every Tuesday morning from 6:15am-7:30am, with a delayed operating room start to allow for Faculty and Residents to attend.  In addition break-out lectures by class are held from 7:30a-8:30am.

A Summary of the Core Lectures includes:
•  Key Word Discussion
•  Faculty Lectures
​​​​​​​•  Grand Rounds
​​​​​​​•  Morbidity & Mortality Conferences
​​​​​​​•  Journal Club
​​​​​​​•  QI Project Presentations
​​​​​​​•  In-Training Review

Intern lectures are every Tuesday & Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Simulation Lab

The mission of the Simulation Lab is to support LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine's educational mission through the use of real-time interactive simulation systems. The lab works closely with departments, course directors, individual faculty and other health care organizations to develop education experiences which utilize simulation. A total of three simulation suites are available for use. Each suite contains state-of-the-art equipment including sophisticated computers and life-like mannequins. The specialized mannequins are anatomically accurate and demonstrate various clinical signs and scenarios, such as hemorrhage, respiratory and cardiac arrest. The computers are capable of a wide array of clinical scenarios and additional equipment is available to further enhance clinical training and skill development.

Why Train in Shreveport-Bossier?

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Education & Training

Anesthesiology Residency