Ronald B. George, MD Memorial Endowed CHEST Award

The Ronald B. George, MD Memorial Endowed CHEST Award honors Dr. George’s legacy of dedication to the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the students, residents, and pulmonary fellows he trained as founder and chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at LSU Health Shreveport.

Dr. George was a beloved professor at the LSUHS School of Medicine and a nationally renowned pulmonologist known for diagnosing complex lung disease cases. 

The award will be bestowed each year to a current LSU Health Shreveport fellow who has exhibited excellence in patient care, research, and service to the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division. The award will fund the fellow’s attendance at the annual CHEST conference.

Dr. George was a firm believer in the benefits of attending the annual CHEST conference. In 1993, he was elected president of CHEST. In 2001, he was selected as a Master Fellow of CHEST, an elite honor that has only been given to forty CHEST physicians in the past 42 years.

Gifts to this endowment will benefit pulmonology fellows for years to come.