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Physician - Forensic Pathologist - Full Time Academic

Ochsner Health
Shreveport, Louisiana
Closing date
Dec 13, 2024

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Full Time
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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport & LSU Health Sciences Center -Shreveport seek a full-time Forensic Pathologist to join our subspecialized practice at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology.


The applicant must have an MD or DO degree, be board-certified or board eligible in Anatomic Pathology and/or Clinical Pathology and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted medical license in Louisiana. Applicant must have completed a Forensic Fellowship and become subspeciality board certified within 1 year of employment.

Job Summary:

The faculty position is to serve as a clinical (or higher rank) assistant professor. The faculty will perform forensic medical evaluations and analysis involved with determining the cause, manner and circumstances of death and injuries sustained by deceased persons. Duties include, but are not limited to: performing autopsies and postmortem examinations; performing all dissections of internal organs; interpreting all laboratory, ancillary and consultative reports; developing forensic evidence for use in legal proceedings; testifying and serving as an expert witness in criminal court; rendering the Final Autopsy Report, determining cause and manner of death; advising parish coroners; coordinating work of staff in the absence of the Director of Anatomic and Forensic services; and performing additional duties as required by the Department of Pathology; teaching of medical and allied health students, and pathology residents.

Additional Position Details:

  • Population base ~ 350,000
  • Provide forensic pathology services to several parish coroners offices in NW LA
  • Average departmental case load: 350-400 cases per year (to include hospital autopsies)

Highlights of the Position:

  • Physician leadership and input at all levels of administration.
  • Emphasizes teaching and provides vitally important leadership and guidance to medical students and residents
  • State of the art facility

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary starting at $290,000 and will be commensurate with experience and training
  • Generous Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Multiple Retirement Plan Options

Shreveport is in the northwest corner of Louisiana, 15 miles from Texas, and 185 miles directly east of Dallas on Interstate 20. Shreveport and its sister city across the Red River (Bossier City) have a population of just over 250,000. City amenities include a full-time symphony orchestra, minor league sports, riverfront aquarium, the American Rose Center, a full calendar of riverfront arts and music festivals, and much more. We enjoy the ambience of a smaller city and the resources of many larger metropolitan areas. The low cost of living, pleasant climate, and excellent schools make Shreveport a wonderful place to raise a family.

J1/H-1B visa applicants are accepted and encouraged to apply.

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