Dr. Robert Rosenwasser is the Osterholm Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical School of Jefferson University and Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. Medical students interact with patients from their very first semester and learn from a combination of lectures, small groups, standardized patient exercises and clinical skills throughout their training.
For almost fifty years, we have been educating healthcare professionals who excel at the highest levels in academia, private practice and industry. Students consistently rave over experiencing a rigorous education in a family atmosphere where diversity and success are celebrated. Further strengthening the student experience are vibrant, safe communities in north Louisiana which offer an affordable cost of living.
We strives to provide students with a variety of tools to enhance their learning experience. To complement our outstanding faculty instruction, the School of Medicine offers Lecturio (www.lecturio.com) to first, second and third year medical students. Lecturio offers a video library, smart paced repetition to improve memory and a 4000+ question bank to aid in preparation for major tests. This excellent resource is available through a mobile app making on-the-go access to study materials readily available.
For those with a heightened interest in research, the school offers joint PhD programs with both the School of Graduate Studies and Louisiana Tech. Students can also opt to enroll in the Research Distinction Track to or apply to become part of the American Medical Student Research Journal, founded in 2013 by our medical students. The School of Medicine counts a Faculty of over 500 with a class size of 150 for fall 2019. Plans are underway to increase class size to 200 over the upcoming years. This expansion is being made possible due to the construction of the Center for Medical Education and Wellness.
Departments & Divisions in the School of Medicine (A-Z)
The School of Medicine offers a four-year, system-based learning curriculum leading to the MD degree, but other degree options are available to address specific interests of students. We understand that the process of applying to medical school can be overwhelming, and we have tried to anticipate and address as many questions as possible.
FAMILY DAY AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit the LSU Health Shreveport campus for the annual Family Day event.
Family Day is an opportunity for friends and family members to get a first-hand look at what students experience during their four years in medical school. They tour campus and learn more about student life, academic programs and medical school curriculum, along with the various clinical skills labs and hands-on learning opportunities available to students.
MEDICAL STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
Each summer medical students work with a faculty mentor on a research project that is then showcased during the fall at our annual presentation fair. In addition to being able to share their work, there is also an opportunity to receive an award in each prize category. This program fosters research activity, inspires students to learn more about the research process and generates quality research evidence.
Dr. Michael Fleming is a past President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, and is the founding Chairman of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum.
Dr. Andra Blomkalns is a leader in medical device innovation and translational medicine, and was appointed the inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine in September 2018.
Dr. Karl LeBlanc is credited with the performance of the world’s first laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. He is a past President and a founding member of the Americas Hernia Society.
Dr. Kim LeBlanc is a Physician Executive at the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration administering over 35,000 examinations each year.
Dr. Stephan W. Morris is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Insight Genetics Scientific. He is an internationally recognized physician-scientist and translational investigator, focusing on molecular oncology.
Dr. Arthur M. Feldman is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Dr. Mark Grubb currently has a patent pending on a tympanocentesis tool, an ear device designed to treat ear infections without the use of antibiotics and has authored numerous research publications on ear infection prevention.
Dr. John Bundrick is the American College of Physicians’ Minnesota Chapter Governor, serving as the official representative of the College for the Minnesota Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level.
Dr. Richard Turnage is the Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He was recruited as Chair of the Department of Surgery in 2008.
Clinical research by Dr. Judy King, Professor of Pathology at LSUHS, is featured on the cover of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, regarding recent diagnosis and treatment of kidney ailment of a patient who tested positive for COVID-19.
LSU Health Shreveport announces the creation of three new endowed scholarships and two new endowed professorships. Private donations of $360,000 will be combined with $140,000 in matching funds from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund to create these endowments.
Chancellor Ghali shares, "I am pleased to announce that Dr. Wanda Thomas has been selected as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine replacing Dr. Scott Kennedy who recently retired to begin enjoying his well-deserved retirement."
"Developing a state-of-the-art temporal bone lab positions LSU Health Shreveport to invigorate residency training for our residents and fellows to hone their skills prior to operating on patients. I am grateful to Stryker for their commitment to resident education" shares, Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department Chair.
Chancellor Ghali shares, "I am pleased to share that Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD, MBA, DABR has been named the permanent Chairman of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Cuellar has served in an exemplary manner as the interim chair since October 1, 2019 demonstrating his passion, compassion and intellectual strength as an educator, clinician and researcher."
Congratulations to Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, Chair of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, for being selected as a 2020 American Cancer Association Society Champion of Hope. Dr. Nathan is a nationally recognized and respected leader in the field of head and neck cancer and is once again is making LSU Health Shreveport proud of her accomplishments as a clinician, scientist and educator.
LSUHS is excited to announce enhanced safety services and vehicles to support our employees, faculty and students.
Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!
Our September Gold Humanism Honor Society Student of the Month is Caroline DeGraw, MSII! Caroline was nominated due to her extensive work with the LSUHS COVID-19 Outreach Taskforce. Caroline spent the majority of her summer traveling to nursing homes in NWLA, swabbing residents for COVID, and teaching her fellow classmates to do the same. She travelled to Tallulah, LA and assisted in swabbing 300+ migrant workers on a sweet potato farm. As the majority of the workers only spoke Spanish, Caroline did her best to learn basic Spanish on the spot to better assist those she was testing. Caroline stated that, "it is important to me that I can connect with every person/patient I come in contact with and language is a huge part of that." Her enthusiasm and zeal for patient care is inspiring. Congratulations, Caroline!