We want to congratulate Dr. Sudha Pandit for her recent appointment to the ACG Women in GI Committee.
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 Program aims:
- 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.
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.
Several faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology have received new appointments at LSUHS and to various national academic organizations.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Samuel Igbinedion will join Harvard Medical School Hospital BIDMC in Boston, MA and Dr. Anush Vasikaran will join GI Associates, LLC in Milwaukee, WI.
We are excited to welcome new fellows: Maryam Mubashir, Shazia Rashid and Syed Musa Raza (L to R in photo) to the Division of Gastrenterology and Rheumatology at LSU Health Shreveport.
Dr. Qiang Cai, Division Chief of Gastroenterology, makes multiple presentations at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week conference.
Dr. James D. Morris, Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Gastroenterology Residency, was awarded the Allen A. Copping, DDS Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Medicine.
Please join in welcoming Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, our new Chairman of Gastroenterology, to LSU Health Shreveport. Dr Cai joins us from Emory University School of Medicine where he was Professor of Medicine, Master Clinician, and the Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship.
We are excited to announce that the paper "3D Printing for Bio-Synthetic Biliary Stents" is nominated for the 2020 Best Paper
Award from Bioengineering journal.
Dr. Samant’s award will support his work on developing esophageal stents and advancing them for future use in a clinical setting.