LSU Health-Shreveport Assistant Dean for Admissions announced for School of Medicine

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor G. E. Ghali MD has named Dr. Wanda Thomas as the Assistant Dean of Admissions for the School of Medicine. She assumed the position on August 1.

She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University in New Haven, CT and

a medical degree from the School of Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans followed by a pediatric residency at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Thomas joined the LSUHS faculty in 2003 and

is currently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Academic Minority Physicians, Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society, National Association of Minority

Educators and a Gold Humanism Society Member. She serves as the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Director, Pediatric Interest Group Faculty Mentor, and as a member of the Pediatric Junior Clerkship Curriculum Committee, Internal Medicine/Pediatric

Resident Promotion Committee and the Professionalism Committee. Dr. Thomas is active in the community as a speaker and through service on numerous community boards.