Monday, May 27, 2024

LSU Health Shreveport Faculty Recognized Among Top U.S. Researchers

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, La. – Seven distinguished faculty members from LSU Health Shreveport have been honored with Healthcare Research All-Star Awards by Avant-Garde Health, a leading organization in providing health systems and physicians with specialized data-driven software insights. These awards recognize exceptional surgeons whose contributions to healthcare research significantly elevate the standard of patient care. The accolades are based on hospital-based procedures, with LSU Health Shreveport physicians conducting their procedures at Ochsner LSU Health hospitals in Shreveport or Monroe.

The prestigious Healthcare Research All-Star Awards are bestowed upon researchers ranking in the top 1-5% based on the quantity and quality of their published research across various medical specialties, including cardiology, neurosurgery, urology, and general surgery, among others.

The LSU Health Shreveport faculty members honored with the Healthcare Research All-Star Awards are:

  • Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, Chair and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery: Recognized in the Top 1% for Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery Research.
  • Brian Willis, MD, FACS, FAANS, Gratis Professor of Neurosurgery: Acknowledged in the Top 1% for Spine Surgery Research.
  • Ameya Asarkar, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Director of Robotic Head and Neck Surgery: Ranked in the Top 2-3% for Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery Research.
  • Alexander Gomelsky, MD, Chair and Professor of Urology: Acknowledged in the Top 2-3% for Urology Research.
  • Tarek Helmy, MD, Division Chief and Professor of Cardiology: Recognized in the Top 4-5% for Cardiothoracic Surgery Research.
  • Nazih Khater, MD, Associate Professor of Urology: Ranked in the Top 4-5% for Urology Research.
  • John Pang, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery: Acknowledged in the Top 4-5% for Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery Research.

The study conducted by Avant-Garde Health analyzed research from over 4,000 hospitals and 90,000 surgeons nationwide, underscoring the significance of this recognition within the medical community. Each awardee has demonstrated exemplary commitment and expertise in their respective fields, contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge and the improvement of patient outcomes.

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