Formal Investiture Ceremony Held for Terry Lairmore, MD, FACS

Dr. Lairmore is the Inaugural Holder of the Donnie and Gail Juneau Chair in Surgical Oncology

September 12, 2023

Pictured left to right: Scott Mason, Andrea J. Mason, Gail Juneau, Dr. Terry Lairmore, Karen M. Lairmore, Ashley Lairmore

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, The LSU Health Sciences Foundation hosted the formal investiture ceremony for Terry Lairmore, MD, FACS, as the inaugural holder of the Donnie and Gail Juneau Chair in Surgical Oncology. Dr. Lairmore is the Division Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health Shreveport.

Donnie Juneau was a prominent businessman who owned B & J Floor Service, Inc. When he needed a liver transplant in 2002, he could have gone anywhere but chose to stay in Shreveport. He and his wife, Gail, expressed their gratitude to LSU Health Shreveport for outstanding care by establishing the Donnie and Gail Juneau Chair in Surgical Oncology. Donnie Juneau passed away in 2017, but thanks to his liver transplant, Mr. Juneau enjoyed 15 additional years with his family and friends.

Dr. Lairmore is the son-in-law of the late Dr. John McDonald, the former Chair of Surgery and the inaugural Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Lairmore graduated as Valedictorian from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Wash U, and then did a three-year research fellowship in genetics, studying the familial endocrine neoplasia syndromes. He contributed to work that ultimately led to the identification of the mutations that cause multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A.

Prior to his appointment in 2019 at LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. Lairmore previously held faculty positions at Washington University School of Medicine and at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

His current research focuses on the molecular genetics of endocrine tumors and the role of the tumor suppressor genes in cholangiocarcinoma and liver fibrosis. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical expertise in endocrine surgery and surgical oncology, has served on the Executive Council of the Association for Academic Surgery, and has been Vice President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

To learn more about endowed giving at LSU Health Shreveport, please call the LSU Health Sciences Foundation at 318-861-0855.