LSU Health Shreveport faculty named top 1-5% of researchers

LSU Health Shreveport

Seven LSU Health Shreveport faculty members received Healthcare Research All-Star Awards from Avant-Garde Health, an organization that provides health systems and physicians with insight to their surgical care through specialized data-driven software. This award honors the outstanding surgeons whose contributions to healthcare research significantly enhance the quality of patient care. Healthcare Research All-Stars are based on hospital-based procedures. For LSU Health Shreveport physicians, these procedures occur at an Ochsner LSU Health hospital in Shreveport or Monroe.

The award’s study examined US research from more than 4,000 hospitals and 90,000 surgeons and includes only the top five percent based on the quantity and quality of their published research in the fields of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, urology, surgical oncology, and general surgery.

LSU Health Shreveport’s Healthcare Research All-Star Award recipients are as follows:

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

Photo courtesy of LSU Health Shreveport’s Facebook page.

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