Our Department of Neurology is dedicated to high-quality patient care, resident and medical student education as well as our academic mission of research, presentations and publications.
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Dr. J. Dedrick Jordan, 
Professor and Chair

I would like to welcome you to the Department of Neurology at LSU Health Shreveport. Our department is committed to providing the highest quality of patient-centered care, educating the next generation of clinicians using innovative teaching methods, and performing transformative clinical and translational neuroscience research. These are exciting times for the field of neurology with many game-changing advances in diagnostics and treatments that are enabling improved clinical care for patients with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, and Alzheimer’s disease. As a leading academic center, our mission is to ensure that patients benefit from these advances in clinical care, that our residents and fellows are well prepared to be the next leaders in the field, and that our research drives innovation and discovery in the neurosciences.

Our partnership with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is enabling our department to grow rapidly to meet the needs of our communities in northern Louisiana and beyond. This alliance has also fueled the need and ability to expand our educational programs including our neurology residency and subspecialty fellowships. LSU Health Shreveport brings the highest level of advanced neurological clinical care to this region through its numerous subspeciality clinics and centers. Our centers include a comprehensive stroke center with a vascular neurology fellowship program, a certified sleep disorders center with a multi-specialty sleep fellowship program, and a level IV comprehensive epilepsy center with an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and an epilepsy surgery program. Our subspecialty clinics include vascular neurology, epilepsy, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, pediatric neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular, headache disorders, and general neurology. The ability to provide this level of neurological care is made possible through our extensive collaborations with colleagues across LSU Health Shreveport including Neurosurgery, Radiology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, and rehabilitation specialists in the School of Allied Health Professions.

The future of neurology will be driven by our ability to advance our understanding of neurological disease and the development of novel diagnostic tests and therapeutic treatment options. Our faculty are performing cutting-edge research in stroke, dementia, rehabilitation, and multiple sclerosis, and it is their discoveries that will enable us and others to develop breakthroughs leading to improvements in our current and future patients’ lives.

Please take the opportunity to explore our website and learn more about our clinical services, educational opportunities, and ongoing neuroscience research. I look forward to addressing any questions or suggestions that you may have. If you are interested in learning more about our team, services, or ways you can help, please contact us.


Department of Neurology
LSU Health Shreveport

Michelle Chauppetta
Administrative Assistant
(318) 675-7760

Vanessa Davis, MHA
Business Manager
(318) 675-7039

Darian Jones
Program Coordinator
(318) 813-1480


Neurology Clinic
To schedule appointments at the St. Mary campus, call 318-626-0528

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