22 LSU Health professors promoted, awarded tenure

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LSU Health Shreveport strives to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty, which includes providing every opportunity to faculty to achieve promotion and tenure.

The following LSU Health Shreveport faculty were recently promoted and/or awarded tenure. T

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hose promoted to Associate Professor have reached a senior level as a faculty member. The promotion to Professor is a level of recognition that few academic health center scientists and teachers achieve nationwide.

Promoted to Associate Professor:

  • Chaitanya Ahuja, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • Mary Ashley Buffington, MD, JD – Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Oleg Y. Chernyshev, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine with Tenure
  • Paul Danner Cooper, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD – Associate Professor of Neurology with Tenue
  • Albert Edward Glasscock, PhD – Associate Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy with Tenure
  • Montie’ Dobbin, MLIS – Associate Liberian/Associate Professor with Tenure
  • Caiping Dong, MD – Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Part-Time
  • Felicity Gavins, PhD – Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology with Tenure
  • Tim W. Gilmore, PhD, RRT-NPS-ACCS, AE-C – Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiopulmonary Science
  • Ryan Christopher Jones, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Seong K. Kim, PhD – Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology-Research
  • Manikandan Panchatcharam, PhD – Associate Professor of Cellular Biology & Anatomy with Tenure
  • Tomasina Parker-Actlis, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
  • Shilpadevi Patil, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
  • Arthur Saus, MD – Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
  • Gyanendra Sharma, MBBS, MSc – Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Promoted to Professor:

  • Arrigo Ricky De Benedetti, PhD – Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Julia Esparza, MLS – Librarian/Professor
  • Bharat Guthikonda, MD – Professor of Neurosurgery with Tenure
  • D. David Kim, MD – Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Richard P. Mansour, MD – Professor of Clinical Medicine