Radiology Residency

Alberto Simoncini, MD  

Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Chaitanya Ahuja, MBBS   

Program Director, Interventional Radiology-Integrated

Diagnostic Radiology & Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Programs:

Thank you for your interest in Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport.  We now offer residencies in both Diagnostic Radiology and integrated Diagnostic Radiology/Interventional Radiology (IR/DR). Our programs offer 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 sub-specialties.  Our department is 35+ years old and supplies qualified radiologists to our region and around the U.S.

Residents from the last 5 years have gone on to fellowships in both diagnostic and interventional radiology 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 also excited to offer the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) program for DR residents interested in pursuing interventional radiology. 

Application & Selection Process: 

Residency positions for both programs 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 or IR/DR in the PGY 2 year. 

Resident selection is a comprehensive process involving a committee composed of the Program Directors, faculty, and residents. Factors such as 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, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, consist of 459 active teaching beds.  This, in concert with the outpatient clinics, generates approximately 173,000 diagnostic imaging procedures annually.  Ochsner LSU Health 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 diagnostic, interventional, 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.