Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport is an integral part of the Louisiana State University System that is composed of public higher education and health care entities throughout the state.
The Health Sciences Center has served the health and well-being of Louisiana’s diverse population for over 50 years with innovative medical education and training programs, excellent patient care, and world-class biomedical research. As articulated in its mission statement, located elsewhere in this publication, the mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport encompasses delivery of healthcare services, healthcare education, biomedical research and community outreach. Each of its three professional schools and two hospitals combine these four integrated mission themes in service to the citizens of Louisiana. Approximately 70 percent of the physicians and other healthcare professionals in practice in the region were educated or trained at the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport.
In November 2000, the first independent chancellor for LSUHSC-S was appointed. In 2004, the School of Graduate Studies in Shreveport and the School of Allied Health Professions in Shreveport gained administrative separation from LSUHSC-NO and were placed under the leadership of the Shreveport chancellor. At the same time, deans were appointed for the two schools on the Shreveport campus. In July 2005, LSUHSC-S was legislatively authorized as a separate entity and in 2009, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded LSUHSC-S separate accreditation, which was subsequently reaffirmed in 2014.”
These individuals have served as permanent chancellor of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport since its present organizational structure was implemented in 2000:
John C. McDonald, M.D. (2000-2009)
Robert A. Barish, M.D., MBA (2009-2016)
G.E. Ghali, DDS, M.D., FACS, FRCS (Ed) (2016-2021) Interim Chancellor, David Lewis, M.D., MBA (2021)
Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Academic Medical Center, Monroe, LA
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Northwest Developmental Center, Bossier City, LA
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA
Christus Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Shreveport, LA
Willis Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, LA