Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management at LSU Health Shreveport.
Operating as usual
Thank you to amazing people doing amazing work!
Join us in celebrating the residents of LSU Health Shreveport for the next 24 hours! Residency is the training physicians must complete to practice or specialize following medical school. A resident is a physician (who holds the degree of MD, DDS or DO) in a Graduate Medical Education program under the direct or indirect supervision of an attending physician. LSU Health Shreveport currently offers 43 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs. More than 5,000 residents and fellows have trained at our institution over the years.
We'll be sharing snapshots of our amazing residents all day. Join in the fun and celebrate your favorite resident or program by using the hashtags below with your message of thanks.
Today, LSU Health Shreveport hosted medical students to give them an opportunity to visit with leadership and residents from every clinical department at the 2021 Career Fair. This is the second year the event was offered with the purpose of providing students insight into anesthesiology directly from our Faculty and Residents
Great things happening with our Faculty
The anesthesiology department attended the Gingerbread House Partners for Prevention luncheon to support the great work they do for our community. Thanks to Drs. Shilpa Patil, Harish Siddaiah, Debbie A. Chandler, and Chizoba Mosieri for the invitation. Other attendees included CA-3 residents Drs. Pankaj Thakur, Pirthpal Kular, Jeff Chou, Luke Mosel, Caroline Carroll, and Bus. Mgr Ben Strickland
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4th year medical students wanting to learn more about our program. Complete the link to enroll in the virtual open house scheduled for 7-8pm Tuesday September 28th.
LSU Health Shreveport - Anesthesiology Residency 2022 Virtual Open House (Tuesday 9/28/21 7-8pm CST) Please complete the below form. To ensure we have an effective and informative open house, please submit questions. We will have residents from all classes available to discuss the program and answer questions.
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).
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.
Boot camp Airway Simulation for the soon to be PGY2’s
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.
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.
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!
LSU Health Shreveport - Anesthesiology Virtual Open House 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.
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
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 🩺
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.
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.
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