The Department of Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport has established itself over decades as a premier university-based training program for general surgeons and those preparing for a future in surgical subspecialties. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport adjoins our medical school and allows our surgical residents to experience and treat a vast array of surgical pathology.

Our Mission is to TEACH, HEAL and DISCOVER.


Our Level I Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center have over 2500 patient encounters per year. Surgical oncology, cardiothoracic, and vascular surgery are tertiary referral disciplines and our general surgery residents who rotate on these services are able to gain great experience in open, minimally invasive, and catheter-based technologies. Rotations at the Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center and Ochsner LSU Health Monroe help further the general surgery exposure. Transplantation, hepatobiliary, and pediatric surgical services are a part of our training program in addition to advanced abdominal and thoracic endoscopic and robotic surgery.

R. Keith White, MD, FACS

R. Keith White, MD, FACS

Chairman and Professor of Surgery, John C. McDonald, MD Endowed Chair of Surgery


Excellence in clinical care and patient service can only be achieved when a surgeon develops critical thinking, and learns to develop evidenced-based practices.  Importantly, research supports continued evolvement of our clinical practice, allowing for the highest level care and best outcomes. Learn more about our Resident Research opportunities.


Our History...Our Future

Our long-standing history of training successful surgery residents, along with our remarkable association with the Ochsner Health System, allows us to offer a very comprehensive and high volume surgery residency. We are proud of our history and look forward to the opportunity to train even more highly qualified and successful surgeons in the future. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to teach, heal and discover here at LSU Health Shreveport.

Learn more about our General Surgery Residency.


Divisions of Surgery


Department of Surgery
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103


(318) 626-0000

3rd Floor of ACC
(Ambulatory Care Center)

1606 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103-4128
(318) 626-0614
(318) 626-0617
(318) 626-0618

Burn Clinic
(318) 626-1151

Cardiothoracic Clinic
(318) 626-4753
(318) 626-4754

Surgical Oncology Clinic
(318) 626-0806
(318) 626-0807
(318) 626-0790

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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.



Premier University-Based Training Programs

Surgery Research

Improving Evidence-Based Care and Patient Outcomes


Fulfilling our Mission to Teach, Heal and Discover