Our health sciences center is home to the School of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Allied Health Professions. More than 800 students are enrolled in the degree programs at any one time. Additionally, nearly 600 residents and fellows are trained each year.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to four distinct Centers that focus on diverse aspects of biomedical and clinical research involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and inflammatory disorders.
At the heart of it all is a strong faculty that includes a number of nationally and internationally-acclaimed physicians and scientists. More than 600-strong, they lead our research efforts, educate our students, and provide primary and specialty care to patients throughout the region.
As one of only one hundred forty academic medical centers (AMC) in the nation, LSU Health Shreveport is a revered treasure in a community that fought decades for its creation. Our primary teaching hospitals are located in Shreveport and Monroe and are managed by the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana. Additional teaching sites include the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, CHRISTUS Health and Rapides Medical Center.
LSU Health Shreveport has strong community support. The LSU Health Sciences Foundation raises money for campus initiatives. Educational partnerships include an MD/PhD program with Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, a Master of Public Health program with LSU Shreveport and joint Respiratory Therapy program with Bossier Parish Community College and two community colleges.