The 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,
Willis-Knighton, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, & 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

Graduation Requirements


Core lectures are held every Tuesday morning from 6:30am-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:

  • Faculty Lectures
  • Grand Rounds
  • Morbidity & Mortatlity 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.

Education & Training

Anesthesiology Residency