Formal Investiture Ceremony Held for Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD, MBA, DABR, FAHA
Dr. Cuellar holds the Medical Center Clinics Endowed Professorship in Radiology
October 2, 2023
On Friday, September 29, 2023, The LSU Health Sciences Foundation hosted the formal investiture ceremony for Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD, MBA, DABR, FAHA as the holder of the Medical Center Clinics Endowed Professorship in Radiology. Dr. Cuellar serves as the Chair of Radiology at LSU Health Shreveport and is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology, Director of Neurointerventional Surgery, and Director of Neuroradiology.
The Medical Center Clinics was formed in 1968 by a group of 11 local physicians. They were members of the visiting staff of the former Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport, now known as Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. The sole purpose of the Medical Center Clinics was to receive and donate funds to support the resident training programs at what is now LSU Health Shreveport. Since its founding, the Medical Center Clinics have provided grants to various residency programs at LSU Health Shreveport. By 2017, the Medical Center Clinics had funded 9 professorships, one for each of the original residency programs represented by the group.
The Medical Center Clinics Endowed Professorship in Radiology was established to enhance the quality and reputation of the residency training program in the Department of Radiology LSUHS by recruiting outstanding residents and providing them with educational and research opportunities.
About Dr. Cuellar
Dr. Cuellar serves as the Chair of Radiology at LSU Health Shreveport and is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology, Director of Neurointerventional Surgery, and Director of Neuroradiology. He is also Co-Director of the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, which is 1 of only 10 American Heart Association Stroke Certified Thrombectomy Centers in the US.
Dr. Cuellar completed his internship and residency at the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico, followed by fellowships at LSU Health New Orleans and Hospital Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Spain and an observership at John Hopkins Hospital in interventional neuroradiology. His advanced studies include a Master’s in Neuroscience from the University of Madrid, a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and an MBA with a healthcare concentration from UT Dallas.
His clinical interests include endovascular therapy in cerebral & spinal vascular malformations, brain aneurysms, stroke, brain, head, & neck tumors, as well as an interest in Percutaneous treatment of lumbago.
Dr. Cuellar has presented nationally and internationally and is a member of numerous national and international societies, including the Radiological Society of North America, the European Society of Neuroradiology, and the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology.
To learn more about endowed giving at LSU Health Shreveport, please call the LSU Health Sciences Foundation at 318-861-0855.