G. E. Ghali, DDS MD FACS, FRCS (Ed) was named Chancellor & Dean October 7, 2016 by LSU President F. King Alexander as the interim chancellor and dean of LSU Health Shreveport. He has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Health Sciences Center since 2004 and continues in that role. Dr. Ghali holds the Jack W. Gamble Chair in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is director of the cleft and craniofacial surgery fellowship program. He is also the senior partner in WK Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Institute.
He earned his dentistry degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas and his MD degree from LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport , serving an internship in general surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas and an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the same institution. He held a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, joining the LSU Health Shreveport in 1993 as a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the Department of Surgery.
In 2015, he was selected for Fellowship ad hominem into the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, one of the oldest surgical organizations in the world.
Dr. Ghali and his wife, Hope, have four children. The family lives in Shreveport.