Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management at LSU Health Shreveport.

Operating as usual

Photos from Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport's post 08/16/2021

The Dept. of Anesthesiology participated in the Pars for Peds golf tournament on Saturday August 14th and finished in 3rd place. Pars for Peds tournament was established to raise money to equip patient rooms with age-appropriate leisure options. Pictured L to R - Chris Galambos, Ben Strickland (Bus. Mgr/Res. Coordinator), Zach Lee, MD (PGY1), and Brook Girma, MD (PGY3).

Photos from Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport's post 06/28/2021

Dept. Of Anesthesiology Family Day at Gators And Friends, Greenwood La. Fun was had by all as we welcomed our newest Residents. Special thanks to Dr. Willett and family for graciously hosting.

Photos from Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport's post 06/22/2021

Boot camp Airway Simulation for the soon to be PGY2’s

Photos from Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport's post 06/07/2021

2021 Anesthesiology Residency & Pain Fellowship Graduation.


NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Dr Jibin Mathew, MD completed medical school and Anesthesiology residency from Jawaharlal institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry which is an institute of national importance in India. He subsequently worked for 4 years as a Critical Care Physician in Alexandra hospital (JHS), Singapore. Subsequently he moved to the US and completed Anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. He completed Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. In his spare time, Dr Mathew enjoys spending time with his family, playing Cricket, traveling and exploring different cultures and cuisines.


NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Varsha Allampalli received her medical school training from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college, Belgaum, India. She completed Anesthesiology residency from Jawaharlal institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry a premier institute in India. After a brief stint as a medical officer in the Department of Anesthesiology at Alexandra hospital, Singapore Dr Allampalli completed Anesthesiology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York in 2019. She stayed back at SUNY Upstate to receive subspecialty training in Interventional pain management. She enjoys traveling especially visiting close friends and family in India and Singapore and practicing yoga.

[10/12/20]   Behind the scenes look into the Anesthesiology Residency...

If you are a fourth year medical student and are interested in participating in the upcoming virtual open house held on October 20th, contact Ben Strickland at [email protected]

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NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Hong Le has joined as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. He completed his undergraduate degree at LSU-Baton Rouge and medical school at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Dr. Le completed his Anesthesiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid LSU fan cheering on the Tigers. Welcome to the department, Dr. Le.


Hectic schedules and a hectic start to the year delayed this photo... However congrats to the Chiefs for the 2020-21 academic year. Dr. Matthew Colontonio, Dr. Lauren Fisher, Dr. Daniel Zeichner.


NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT... Meeta Sheth, M.D. graduated from D.Y. Patil medical school in Mumbai India and completed her Anesthesiology residency at the University of Mississippi medical center in Jackson. She completed a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at University of Alabama, Birmingham and certified in Trans-esophageal Echocardiography. She serves as Director of Echocardiography and Co-director of cardiac anesthesiology. Dr Sheth is married to Dr Michael Sheth who is a Chronic Pain physician and they have three kids. In her free time, Dr Sheth enjoys traveling different countries, knitting and cooking.


Anesthesiology Residency - Lsuhsc Shreveport's cover photo 09/01/2020

LSU Health Shreveport - Anesthesiology Virtual Open House

Are you a 4th Med Student and interested in learning more about or Residency Program? Select the link below and sign up for one of our two open forums. There will be several current Residents available on the Zoom to answer questions and provide information about our program. So come join us! Event Timing: September 10, 2020 6:00pm CST & October 1, 2020 6:00pm CST Greetings from Shreveport, Louisiana! The LSU Shreveport Anesthesia Department is excited and looks forward to hosting an ALL virtual Anesthesiology Residency Interview Season. To kick off the season, we would like to invite yo...


Proud moment ! Our Chairman Dr. Fox received the Physician leader of the year award


Congrats to the PGY1 Interns on completing their 1st year. Now it’s time to do some Anesthesia. #1yeardown3togo


Best Covid - Airway and line placement team. The Residents and Faculty at LSU Health Shreveport have been doing amazing work. KTBS 3 News KSLA News 12 KTAL NBC 6


Happy Birthday to Chief Resident Dr. Brendon Hart


Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins

We are working with LSU Health Shreveport and Governor John Bel Edwards to raise awareness about the health risks associated with COVID-19 and encourage practices that help slow the spread and save lives.
🏠 Stay Home
6️⃣ Feet Safe Distance
👋 Wash Hands Frequently
🧼 Disinfect Regularly


LSU Health Shreveport

Photo of our LSUHS Strike Team volunteering in New Orleans today. From left to right: Dr. Wilson, Dr. Burkholder⁩, Dr. Chester⁩, Dr. McCalmont, Dr. Yang⁩, Dr. Waggenspack, Dr. Dotiwala⁩, Dr. Rosa and Dr. Cornelius⁩ 🩺


LSU Health Shreveport

National Doctors’ Day is observed every year on March 30. 🩺 Today, especially during this challenging time, we want to recognize and thank our LSU Health Shreveport residents, fellows and faculty physicians who have dedicated their life’s work to taking care of and saving the lives of others, as well as teaching the next generation of doctors.


Happy Birthday to CA-2 Dr. Lauren Fisher


Happy Birthday to our Chairman, Dr. Charles Fox.


NEW FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD, is Professor within the Department of Anesthesiology at LSUHSC Shreveport and also serves as Professor within the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neurosciences. He is the Provost, Chief Academic Officer, and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at LSUHSC Shreveport. Prior to his arrival in Nov, 2019, Dr. Kaye served for 15 years as Professor, Program Director, and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at LSUHSC in New Orleans. Before coming to LSU, he was Professor, Program Director, and Chairman for 6 years of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Anesthesiology in Lubbock, Texas. Prior, he was the Medical Director of the Greater New Orleans Surgical Center, the Director of Resident Recruitment, Program Director and an Attending Staff of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles and Tucson. Dr. Kaye received two BS degrees and a MD degree from the University of Arizona. He was a national finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, Honors Student of the Year, Who's Who, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior in his class. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Alton Oschner Clinic and trained in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tulane University where he served as chief resident and president of the Louisiana State Residents Component of the American Society of Anesthesiology. He also completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center under Dr. Gabor Racz, Dr. Prithvi Raj and Dr. Miles Day. He is Board Certified as a Consultant in Anesthesiology and has a special certificate in Pain Management for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Kaye completed his PhD in pharmacology in May 1997. His thesis title was "Pharmacology of Angiotensin Peptides and Nonpeptide Agonists in the Pulmonary Vascular Bed of the Cat and of the Rat." He was awarded first place in the National Student Research Forum as a resident and has authored or co-authored over 200 abstracts, 800 manuscripts, and 250 book chapters in the fields of pharmacology, pain medicine, and anesthesiology. He has had a lifelong interest in education and teaching medical students and residents. He serves on a number of national committees including as a National Board of Directors of ASIPP and ABIPP. He is editor-in-chief of the journals Pain Physician and Current Pain and Headache Reports, and is on the FDA Advisory Board on Anesthetics and Analgesics. He was previously an Associate National Board Examiner in Anesthesiology. He and his wife, who is a pathologist, have two children.

For more information about our department, see our website.


Happy Early Birthday (2/23) to PGY-1 Dr. Stephen Chester


We would like to introduce and welcome the newest member of our department, Dr. George Mychaskiw. Dr. Mychaskiw, Professor/Vice Chair and Director of Perioperative Services, is a cardiac and pediatric anesthesiologist, with nearly 30 years of experience in academic medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, ABA Pediatric Anesthesiology, American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology and has been certified in Transesophageal Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Mychaskiw completed medical school at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and anesthesiology residency and fellowships at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Mychaskiw has an extensive background in health policy and medical education and is a graduate of the AOA’s Health Policy Fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Mychaskiw has a research interest in high pressure biology and neurologic injury and has previously served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine for over a decade. He is one of the Founding Editors and serves on the Editorial Board of Medical Gas Research. For more information on Dr. Mychaskiw or our department, please go to our website at


Today (February 3rd, 2020) is National Women Physicians Day. It marks the 199th birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree in the US in 1849. The Dept. of Anesthesiology at LSU Health Shreveport is honored to have almost 40% of our department comprised of Women Faculty and Residents. So today we honor and recognize them. FACULTY: Dr. Debbie Chandler, Dr. Teniece Eubanks, Dr. Sonja Gennuso, Dr. Renae Griffin, Dr. Chizoba Mosieri, Dr. Tomasina Parker-Actlis, Dr. Shilpa Patil. RESIDENTS: Dr. Kate Hopper, Dr. Leslie Robichaux, Dr. Lauren Fisher, Dr. June Jesunathadas, Dr. Franciska Macieiski Dr. Naema Zarish, Dr. Caroline Carroll, Dr. Anusha Kallurkar, Dr. Prathima Anandi, Dr. Emily Barsley, Dr. Sasha Ridgell


Happy Birthday to CA-3 & Chief Resident Dr. Robert Donner.


Happy Birthday (1/20) to CA-1 Dr. Richard Rousseau


Happy Belated Birthday to Assistant Professor Dr. Treniece Eubanks (Jan 3rd)


Happy Belated Birthday to CA-3 Dr. Nicholas Darensburg (Jan 4th) and Happy Early Birthday to CA-3 Dr. Leslie Robichaux (Jan 11th)


Happy Early Birthday (Jan 1) to Pain Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Rinoo Shah.


Happy Belated Birthday to PGY1 Dr. Emily Barsley


Happy Belated Birthday (12/11) to CA-1 Dr. Anusha Kallurkar


Anesthesiology & OBGYN Holiday Party 12/7/19


Happy Birthday to our Residency Program Director Dr. Shilpa Patil.


Happy Belated Birthday (Nov 25) to CA-1 Dr. Luke Mosel

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Keeping in shape the Shrev way!
We take our health very seriously in the Anesthesiology Department!!
Goodbye party for Dr. Franklin! 😘
Our Chairman Dr. Fox does more than only work in the OR!!!! 😂
Dr. Sidhu's Last Call Dance
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