WELCOME TO THE NEUROSURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery builds upon a proud and distinguished tradition of training future leaders and innovators in the field of neurosurgery by fostering excellence in both clinical neurosurgery and research. The curriculum fosters an environment in which residents build upon skills that enable them to care for patients from evaluation to post-operative care.
Our institution is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Gamma Knife, the Skull Base Lab, the Interventional Neuroradiology Suite, Neuro ICU, and PET Scan facilities. Our institution is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Gamma Knife, Skull Base Lab, Interventional Neuroradiology Suite, and Neuro ICU. Residents also present cases and instruct medical students, as well as publish papers and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals such as Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
2 RESIDENTS/YEAR - 7 YEAR PROGRAM
Our neurosurgical residents are exposed to high clinical volume, direct patient care, and are expected to gain mastery of clinical and operative skills under the guidance of experienced attending neurosurgeons. It is essential that our residents are exposed to each subspecialty in sufficient depth and breadth to become fully competent. Every trainee receives a focused experience in each of the main subspecialties, working in close conjunction with an expert senior attending physician who is a leader focused in such areas as neurovascular, functional neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, skull base neurosurgery, spine, and epilepsy.
Residents contribute to lectures, group discussions, and symposiums with leading national and international researchers and clinicians. Additionally, residents present at neurosurgery didactics, the Levy Lecture, the Woodard Symposium, the Smith Spine Symposium, and the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. Our residents frequently present at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, subspecialty section meetings, and at local and regional meetings.