Clinical Informatics

Clinical Informatics is defined by ACGME as the "subspecialty of all medical specialties that transforms health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship."

The Clinical Informatics fellowship at LSU Health Shreveport is a 2-year ACGME-accredited fellowship that is a combination of rotations with the listed participating sites and a core curriculum, including online courses offered through supporting universities. Participating sites include Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, LA, and Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, LA. 

Through the online courses fellows will have the opportunity to obtain a Certificate or Master of Health Informatics (MHI) degree from Louisiana Tech University. Following completion of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible for ABMS board certification. 

Graduates of the Clinical Informatics fellowship are in a unique position to bridge the gap between health professionals, healthcare leadership, and information technology professionals through collaboration to evaluate, design and implement information systems that improve patient and population health outcomes. By combining their clinical knowledge with an understanding of information systems, graduates can have significant impact on healthcare delivery in their communities.

Curriculum | FacultyApply


For questions and inquiries contact:

Fellowship Administrator
Ashley R. Dunn
Phone: (318) 675-5915

Program Leadership

Steven Conrad, MD, PhD, MS, MSE, MBA, MSST, MSc

Steven Conrad, MD, PhD, MS, MSE, MBA, MSST, MSc

Professor of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics; Ike Muslow Endowed Chair; Division Chief of Clinical Informatics; Director of Extracorporeal Life Support Program
Valerie Lockhart Welch, MD, MBA

Valerie Lockhart Welch, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Associate Program Director of Clinical Informatics Fellowship


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