September 30, 2022 was Sleep Medicine Day at LSUHS in honor of Dr. Andrew L. Chesson, Jr. which included a Grand Rounds lecture by Dr. Chesson followed by the Sleep Medicine Center naming ceremony.
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.
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.
318 Forum - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, professor of Neurology, and director of the Center for Brain Health at LSUHS, shares a "key issue in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease is accurate identification of the disease. Recent advances in Alzheimer’s disease testing reflect improved test performance and a reduction in the invasiveness of the tests."
KTBS3 - Dr. Roger Kelley, LSUHS professor and chairman of Neurology, shares, "We now have stronger imaging with PET scan, where we can actually image the plaques of Alzheimer's Disease and image the tangles of Alzheimer's Disease as the patient's just lying there."
KTBS3 - LSUHS and BRF’s Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy are partnering to bring a national Alzheimer’s disease study to the area. The study is for patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia with a focus on minority populations in underserved areas.
KTBS3 - The family of Hollywood action star Bruce Willis announced that he is “stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him” due to a diagnosis of aphasia. Dr. Roger Kelley, professor and chairman of neurology at LSUHS shares about the effects of Aphasia.
NPR Red River Radio - Health Matters: One-third of U..S adults do not get the recommended amount of sleep. Dr. Sheila Asghar, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at LSUHS talks about the importance of sleep and sleep disorders experienced by adults and children.
Information presented by our faculty, residents and fellows at the American Heart Association's International Stroke Conference on February 8, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.