LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

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LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
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Established 1931
Type Public
Chancellor Larry H. Hollier, MD, FACS, FACC, FRCS (Eng.)
Academic staff 649
Students 2,699
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Campus Urban

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the home of six schools (including one of two LSU medical schools), 12 Centers of Excellence, and two patient care clinics. Due to Hurricane Katrina, the School of Dentistry was temporarily located in Baton Rouge but has since returned to its campus in New Orleans.[1] It resumed operations in New Orleans in September 2007.[2] As a state school, it mostly accepts residents of the state of Louisiana with the exception of combined M.D./Ph.D. students and also children of alumni. As of the 2012 application cycle, up to 40 out-of-state applicants will be accepted.


The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine was founded in 1931 commissioned by Huey Long.[3] It was originally located at 1542 Tulane Avenue, adjacent to the then-rebuilt Charity Hospital building, which was completed in 1939.

The School of Graduate Studies was established in 1965, followed by the School of Dentistry in 1966, the School of Nursing in 1968, and the School of Allied Health Professions in 1970. The School of Public Health was founded in 2003.[4]

Because of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, LSUHSC-NO has suffered the drastically lowered capacity of its two teaching hospitals, Charity Hospital, and University Hospital. LSUHSC-NO went 15 months without the use of either hospital, forced to set up a trauma center in a vacant shopping center. University Hospital was reopened November 20, 2006, after extensive renovation; however, the fate of Charity Hospital is a very controversial issue. Grassroots groups tried to restore the Charity Hospital building after it was deemed by an arbitration panel to be more than 50% damaged.

State and LSU officials are moving forward with the construction of a $1.0 billion teaching hospital in the Galvez-Tulane area of New Orleans. This new facility will be one of the anchors of BioDistrict New Orleans[5] which plans to attract new bioscience industry investments to the area.



LSUHSC Teaching Hospitals[edit]

LSUHSC Clinics[edit]

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