Our residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Department 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. Categorical trainees will have preference in being selected for the more advanced years of training.


Delivering a broad scope of Resident Training experiences under the guidance of Leaders in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology.


In addition to the broad scope of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the 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.

Gynecologic Statistics

Average total per resident: 2020-2021
Abdominal Hysterectomy = 34, 64%
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy = 52, 43%
Vaginal Hysterectomy = 27, 79%
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy = 78, 58%
Incontinence and Pelvic Floor = 31, 11%
Cystoscopy = 53, 63%
Invasive Cancer = 39, 44%
Total Robotic Procedures = 52, 63%

Obstetric Statistics

Average total per resident: 2020-2021
Spontaneous deliveries = 227, 15%
Operative vaginal deliveries = 18, 36%
Cesarean Sections = 174, 21%

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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
Danielle B. Cooper, MD
Residency Program Director

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


Patient Population & Care

Patient care is almost entirely the responsibility of the resident staff under the supervision of the faculty. The resident staff gains surgical experience and responsibility of patient care in a graduated manner, according to the level of training, under faculty guidance. They also assist in the clinical training of medical students, interns, and junior residents.



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.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Training that is Advancing Women's Health