Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology

Shreveport, Louisiana
commensurate with experience
December 27 2018
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport has an opening for Department Head of Pathology.  The new chair will provide strategic leadership to the department through a measurable vision shared with the Dean and other Department Chairs in the ongoing evolution of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.  The position is responsible for overseeing faculty, staff, and residents in the department, and will continue advancing educational, clinical, and research missions which align with the department, school, and hospital partner visions.  The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine and will work closely with hospital leadership of the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana.  The incumbent will also work collaboratively with other clinical and basic science department heads and directors to enhance the overall mission.

The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology is composed of an outstanding 28+ faculty members, 12 residents, 3 fellows, and nearly 200 administrative and laboratory staff.   The faculty members are boarded in the various subspecialties of pathology, leading to subspecialized sign-out.  The department provides diagnostic services to patients within the Ochsner LSU Health System, and numerous patients regionally, nationally, and internationally via the ever expanding Pathology Outreach Services program.   The Outreach Program is centered on genitourinary and neuromuscular specialties and comprises a significant portion of the department’s work and revenue.  It is supported by a knowledgeable sales and administrative staff dedicated to continued growth.   The department also has a Research Division that is one of the best extramurally funded divisions in the institution.  It is widely recognized for contributions to science in the goal of continuous improvement of quality patient care both diagnostically and therapeutically.

The ideal candidate must be: MD or MD/PhD, Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, or other pathology  subspecialty, eligible for State of Louisiana Medical License, and demonstrate a successful record of leadership with experience in administration, education, research, and quality health care delivery.  The candidate must be able to effectively provide high quality clinical services in addition to leading educators and researchers to grow the scholarly and research activities of the department.  Additionally, the incumbent must continue to support and grow the Outreach Program.

Interested candidates may e-mail their curriculum vita to Pathology Chair Search Committee    Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

LSUHSC-S is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.