The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a well-rounded four-year residency program. In July 2021, we increased to 7 positions at each level and by July 2024 we will have a total of 28 residents in training. Our residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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Our Mission

  • Educate residents to be competent and compassionate primary care providers for women’s health regardless of rural or urban environments.
  • Produce technically proficient pelvic surgeons capable of obstetric/gynecologic surgery.
  • Train individuals to function independently as obstetric providers in low and high-risk obstetrics.
  • Foster the valve of lifelong learning and physician well-being.

In addition to the broad scope of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, our residents receive training in high-risk obstetrics, obstetric ultrasound, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, laser surgery, LEEP, family planning, gynecologic pathology, sexual dysfunction, gynecologic endocrinology, pelvic, robotic and abdominal surgical techniques, breast pathology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, office gynecology, office management problems, and gynecologic oncology.

Obstetric Statistics

Average total per resident: 2021-2022
Spontaneous deliveries = 214, 34%  •  Operative vaginal deliveries = 11  •  Cesarean Sections = 154, 26%

Gynecologic Statistics

Average total per resident: 2021-2022
Abdominal Hysterectomy = 23  •  Laparoscopic Hysterectomy = 53
Vaginal Hysterectomy = 25, 83% nationally
Incontinence and Pelvic Floor = 27  •  Cystoscopy = 39  •  Invasive Cancer = 40
Total Robotic Procedures = 52, 60% nationally 


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Clinical teaching conferences, guided discussions, and case presentations, in addition to the basic science lectures, clinical science lectures, ward rounds, grand rounds, clinical correlation of gynecologic gross and microscopic pathology, and training in surgical procedures form the framework of the total instructional program. Visiting professors of national and international reputation often visit the program at regular intervals for resident education and consultation.

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The resident staff is encouraged to assist the faculty in research projects or to develop projects of their own under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Scientific paper presentations and/or publications often provide the resident staff the opportunity of attending additional scientific society meetings during their course of training.



Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Caitlin Busada, MD FACOG
Residency Program Director

Noelle Goodner, MSHA, C-TAGME
Residency Program Administrator

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



In addition to training in Shreveport, postgraduate resident training includes a rotation to the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport in Monroe, Louisiana for about nine months during the four years of the residency program. Apartments are provided for residents during this rotation.

Ochsner LSU Health
Monroe Medical Center

About 14,000 outpatients are seen each year with over 1,800 deliveries and 600 gynecologic surgical cases performed annually. The cesarean section rate is about 16%.

The Office of Diversity Affairs is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and assisting those who have traditionally been on the outside looking in.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Training that is Advancing Women's Health