Dr. John OwingsDirector of Trauma Services to lead Department of Surgery.

Owings named Surgery Chairman

Dr. John OwingsDr. John Owings has been named Chairman of the Department of Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport.

Owings joined LSU Health in 2013, serving as a Professor of Surgery, Director of Trauma Services and Chief of Trauma and Critical Care. He was instrumental in assisting LSU Health Shreveport’s primary teaching hospital partner, University Health, in regaining its Level One Trauma Center designation.

“Dr. Owings brings a wealth of valuable experience, as well as passion, to this new leadership role,” said Chancellor Dr. G.E. Ghali.

Owings received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his surgical residency and research fellowship at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, where he went on to serve for more than 20 years.

He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and as an Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider and Instructor. In 2015, Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Owings to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board of Directors where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board.