Radiology Residency

Alberto Simoncini, MD
Professor
Director, Radiology Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport.  Our program offers a combination of resident-oriented clinical training with supporting didactic teachings.  We are committed to providing every resident educational and practical experience in all aspects of radiology during which the resident receives a balanced series of rotations through all subspecialties.  Our program is 35+ years old and supplies qualified Radiologists to our region and around the U.S.

Residents from the last 5 years have gone to fellowships at the following institutions:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Brigham and Women’s
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering
  • MD Anderson
  • Mallinckrodt
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of Houston
  • University of Utah
  • UT Houston
  • UT Southwestern

ESIR Designation:

We are proud to announce that our program has received the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Designation from the ACGME! We are excited to offer this opportunity to prospective residents interested in pursuing interventional radiology.

Application & Selection Process:

Residency positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). All applications and supporting documents are completed and transmitted through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our program offers categorical residency positions and includes a preliminary internal medicine internship for the PGY 1 year prior to beginning Diagnostic Radiology in the PGY 2 year. 

Resident selection is a comprehensive process involving a Committee appointed by the Chairman of the Department of Radiology and the Program Director to include faculty members as well as the Chief Resident(s). Factors such as their level of scholastic achievement, strength of letters of recommendation, and success during interviews are incorporated into the resident selection process.

Teaching Facilities:

The patient care facilities at our primary teaching facility, University Health Shreveport, consist of 459 active teaching beds.  This, in concert with the outpatient clinics, generates approximately 173,000 diagnostic imaging procedures annually.  University Health Shreveport is a Level 1 Trauma Center and a primary stroke center, and  serves as a tertiary referral center for patients from the region known as the “Ark-La-Tex." This region consists of southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana, and eastern Texas.  Patients with a large variety of diseases are regularly seen, including a number of unusual or complicated conditions and, in particular, those presenting diagnostic problems. Our residents receive training in all required sub-specialties of radiology and have the option to train in neuro-interventional radiology, interventional nephrology, OB/US, PET/MRI, and participate in research rotations. 

Our residents also rotate at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, which offers a broad range of radiology and nuclear medicine disciplines and exposure to the special patient population of veterans.      

If you need additional information please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Winkler, at 318-675-6483.