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LSU Health Shreveport is holding its Fall Mini Medical School session starting September 4, 2018. This four-week program is held from 5:30-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays through September 25, 2018.  

Cost for the Mini Med School is $40 for new participants, which includes a white lab coat and all four sessions. The fee for returning Mini Med alums is $20. 

For questions, please email Megan Strecker at or call her at 318-675-8789.


Session Information:


September 4: So You Think You Want To Be A Brain Surgeon?

LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeons will talk about the rigorous training required to be a neurosurgeon, which includes a 7-year residency, and the various neurosurgical specialties.


Dr. Brian Willis: Interim Chairman of Neurosurgery


September 11: How Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials Impact Cancer Treatment

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport is on the cutting-edge of precision medicine to help individualize cancer treatment for patients. Mini Med participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at labs, and learn about the importance of clinical trials and biobanking.


Dr. Glenn Mills: Director of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Dr. Ellen Friday: Scientific Director of the Center for Precision Medicine Genomic Lab

Dr. Terry Davis: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the LA CaTS Health Literacy Core


September 18: Let’s Talk: Spotlight on the Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing

LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only comprehensive Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing in the ArkLaTex, and the only fellowship-trained laryngologist in 250-mile radius. Learn more about this highly-specialized, multi-disciplinary center that attracts patients from around the country. 


Dr. Paul Weinberger: Director, Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing and Associate Professor, Laryngology


September 25: Follow Your Heart: Cutting-Edge Cardiology Procedures & Technology

LSU Health Shreveport cardiologists will share about new procedures and technology involved in treating common heart conditions. Mini Med participants will get an up-close look at the cutting-edge equipment and technology, and learn how to prevent common heart health issues.


Dr. Paari Dominic: Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory, and Assistant Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

Dr. Pavan Katikaneni: Assistant Professor Interventional Cardiology, Associate Program Director of Cardiology, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory