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On behalf of the LSU Emergency Medicine Program in Baton Rouge, I want to welcome you to learn more about the amazing training program we have in Baton Rouge.


Our program was established in 1992 and has graduated more than 300 board-certified emergency medicine physicians that now practice throughout the United States, as well as internationally. I first became involved in the program as an adjunct faculty when the primary training site was located at the beloved Earl K. Long Charity Hospital.  In 2013, with the closure of EKL Hospital, our program transitioned to our flagship hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.  This transition allowed for an elevation in the training of our residency program as it provided an increase in patient volume and acuity within a well-endowed facility with more available resources.  Our program now boasts a unique clinical environment, as we are an academic program functioning within the walls of a private institution.  We serve a blend of county and community patients with a large variety of pathologies.

Over the years, we have recruited a diverse group of clinical and core faculty that allows our residents exposure to a variety of different practice patterns during their training. With leaders in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, Simulation Education, EMS/Disaster Medicine and Global Health, our program offers exposure to many avenues for specialty training.  This amalgamation of state-of-the-art facilities and resources with an energetic faculty and diverse patient population provides an outstanding learning environment for our residents. Our program is dedicated to serving both our residents and the Baton Rouge community.  We are immensely proud to consistently graduate competent, passionate physicians who are well prepared to practice in any clinical setting. 


Thank you for your interest in our program.  We look forward to seeing you in Baton Rouge!

Geaux Tigers,

Shannon Alwood, MD

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