The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is constantly expanding. We believe you will find the type of postgraduate education you are seeking right here where we have a tradition of excellence. The Department has been organized around four clinical divisions: Gynecology and Urodynamics, High-Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. This Department maintains tertiary and specialty care programs that are unique in Northwest Louisiana; we always use an integrated approach to health care with an interdisciplinary team of providers. Clinical services are provided in a highly competitive environment. 

The Department has important research efforts conducted by the faculty and residents that result in scientific publications each year. There is a constant effort on the part of the faculty to keep abreast of state-of-the-art advances in the specialty and to provide the student and resident staff with the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Our Vision

To be leaders and advocates in the pursuit of excellence in providing health care to women.

Our Mission

To promote and provide the highest quality patient care, educational programs, and medical research for the citizens of Louisiana.



35,000 outpatient visits
2,500 deliveries
1,000 major surgeries
600 minor surgical procedures


We Value Integrity, honesty, and compassion as principles of all personal and professional activities; Efficiency and cost effectiveness in providing the highest quality personalized care to all our patients; Creativity in providing innovative health care delivery.

Our Goals To provide the highest quality service to our patients; To continuously evaluate the results of our efforts by how effectively we meet the needs of our patients and students; To promote the involvement of all levels of faculty and staff in the identification and solution of problems; To use advanced informational technology to improve all aspects of productivity; To continue to develop a strong research program which results in the advancement of medical science; To be enthusiastic and think positively. 





Shannon Morgan
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (318) 675-5379
Fax: (318) 675-4671

Delores Brown
Phone: (318) 675-5380

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ochsner LSU Health
St. Mary Medical Center
1 St. Mary Place 
Shreveport, LA 71101

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Danielle B. Cooper, MD
Residency Program Director 


LDH reports alarming increase in Severe Pregnancy Outcomes due to COVID-19

KSLA12 - “What we tended to see with the Delta variant is it has impacted our pregnant populations very very hard, especially at the height of the Delta variant we had transfers from all over the state of pregnant woman who were in respiratory distress and significantly decompensating,” said Dr. Caitlin Busada, associate program director of residency of Obstetrics & Gynecology at LSUHS.

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Louisiana Department of Health recognizes OLHS St. Mary Medical Center for Louisiana Birth Ready Designation

Shreveport Times - Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, LDH Secretary said. “I’d like to congratulate the birthing facilities that have achieved these new designations, rising to meet the challenge of improving birthing outcomes and ensuring everyone has equitable opportunity to have a safe and dignified birth.”

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