Welcome to the LSU Health Shreveport Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division. Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.


Our aims are

  • To train competent and compassionate physicians capable of independently providing care to all patients with gastroenterologic and hepatic problems. 
  • To train physicians in all areas of endoscopic techniques and provide exposure to more advanced techniques/
  • To train doctors in a caring and collegial environment who are capable of succeeding in private practice or academic settings/
  • To maintain fellow wellness as a priority and to provide opportunities for lifelong wellness training
  • To foster the value of lifelong learning and evidenced based medicine.


Fellowship Program

Our fellowship program is a fully accredited three year training program with a primary emphasis on providing excellent training in clinical GI and Hepatology.  A robust exposure to patient cases at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport provides a comprehensive coverage of the national core curriculum in GI and Hepatology training. 

We believe that hands on supervised clinical exposure get the best results.  This builds confident physicians who are qualified to provide excellent patient care in an academic environment or clinical practice. We have formulated a three year curriculum that emphasizes the strengths of our faculty and patient population.  Fellows develop substantial exposure in the clinical management and treatment of a wide spectrum of digestive diseases through direct care to patients in both hospital and ambulatory settings.

There are three spots available for July 2020. We will be accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the AAMC. You can apply at https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program.
James Morris, MD
Program Director

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