The mission of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine is to train primary care physicians in the comprehensive art of sports medicine with an emphasis on exercise promotion, injury prevention, sports / musculoskeletal ultrasound, primary care for athletes and the exercising population, and maintain active involvement in state, national, and international sports medicine organizations.
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Our Purpose is to train primary care specialists in the unique aspects of sports medicine. Trainees will maintain competence in their primary specialty but will have expertise in sports medicine as it applies to the exercising individual, this includes injury prevention, musculoskeletal injuries, visceral organ injuries, and other medical issues. They will be clinicians, consultants, teachers, and leaders of medicine. They will be knowledgeable about the unique needs of the athletic population and will approach their care from an individual, systems, and population-based directions.


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LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Family Medicine
Division of Sports Medicine

Director, Division Sports Medicine and Fellowship

Brooke McGaugh,MHA
Fellowship Program Administrator

Our Vision to be the number one sought after sports medicine fellowship in the country will be accomplished through:

Scholarly Work – We connect with the many research opportunities in the LSUHS and LSUS system. We will produce quality research publications from original research, systematic reviews, case presentations, and textbooks. Our faculty will be internationally known for sports medicine excellence and available as speakers.

Academics – Our fellowship will possess a 100% pass rate on the CAQ annually. In preparation for the CAQ our fellows will follow the sports medicine curricular reading and presentation list weekly. We will utilize the ITE in sports medicine and adjust our learning requirements annually. Our fellows will be sought after sports medicine experts leading them to premier opportunities around the country.

Service – We will become the standard of community service not only to LSUHS but also to AMSSM and ACSM. All faculty will become active on various committees within the national sports medicine organizations and will strive to become leading officers. We will serve our community as pillars of volunteerism by working with the local high schools, colleges, and other recreational facilities to establish safe play protocols across northern Louisiana, East Texas, and Southern Arkansas.

Clinical Enterprise – We will become fully self-sustaining financially, being the model training program for all others to follow. Our fellows will be experts in office and medical procedures and processes to help maximize patient care, as monitored by improved patient outcomes, but also in sustainability by financial proficiency.


Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Join our team and train to be a primary care specialist in the unique aspect of sports medicine. Our post-residency fellowship is a one-year training program open to two fellows who have completed a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Pediatric Residency.





  1. Osteopathic manual therapy
  2. Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation
  3. Gait analysis
  4. Comprehensive medical acupuncture
  5. Landmark based injectable therapy
  6. Diagnostic musculoskeletal, neurologic, and ocular ultrasonography
  7. Ultrasound guided interventional therapy
  8. Lower extremity compartment pressure testing for chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  9. Concussion management
  10. Fracture management


Injections of the Hip and Knee

Charles W. Webb, DO, Geoff McLeod, DO and Rathna Nuti, MD
Am Fam Physician. 2024;109(1):61-70



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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.


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