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 strive 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 2021. 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.
Each school year family members and friends of medical school students visit our 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.
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.
Medical Students Against Addiction raise funds and awareness each year at LSU Health Shreveport to support local organizations addressing addiction in our community.
Oleg Chernyshev MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at LSUHS, and Washington University Sleep Center teammates were named the winners of the AASM Change Agent People’s Choice Award for their proposed creation of a “Mobile Sleep Medicine Model.”
Dr. Paari Dominic performed the first phrenic nerve simulation in the state of Louisiana and the second in the Ark-La-Tex on November 10, 2021. The procedure, also known as diaphragmatic pacing, uses a surgically implanted device to contract the diaphragm rhythmically leading to improved breathing function in patients with respiratory insufficiency.
Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan was inducted as the newly installed President of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery on November 13, 2021.
Dr. John Mercke, LSUHS Resident in the Family Medicine Residency Program in Alexandria is the recipient of the 2021 Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians “Resident Award of Excellence”. Only one resident is chosen statewide for the annual award.
Medical students who participated in the program shared their findings during a recent poster session. Twenty-two students spent their summer working with faculty mentors in either basic science labs or in clinical research. (watch the video)
NOVEMBER, 2021 - Amanda recently started a small program to visit local nursing homes and give manicures to the residents - a program she has named "Manicures that Matter.” She collected donations of nail polish and other supplies to make this project a reality. She specifically made sure to collect pre-made manicure sets that make it much easier to apply the nail polish to patients with arthritis or tremors, keeping in mind the difficulties these patients would have with regular nail polish. While there has been some difficulty in trying to visit different nursing homes due to COVID restrictions, she and a group of friends have gone to Magnolia Manor twice and plan on visiting biweekly as their schedules permit. Something that started as part of the MSII community service assignment became a passion project for Amanda, and she hopes that she can expand to visit more local nursing facilities in the future.