New LSU Health Shreveport Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Named

Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP, has been named Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Seoane will work with the LSUHS Chancellor, Provost, Deans of each professional school, and the Office of Graduate Medical Education to support student and residency training.

“The role of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs is a valuable resource to our health sciences center that enhances our focus on academic excellence in each of our professional schools and graduate medical education. Dr. Seoane brings an exemplary skill set, attitude and experiences to this position having been actively involved in academic teaching and leadership along with dedicated patient care for over twenty years,” said Dr. G. E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport.

Dr. Seoane will continue in his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Ochsner Health System in addition to his new role as Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Seoane will work to align the academic missions of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport to train the next generation of physicians and grow medical research to improve the care of the patients in our communities. He has held numerous leadership roles to include Head of University of Queensland Ochsner Medical School, Senior Deputy Head of Ochsner Clinical School for Curriculum, Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine course and Medical Specialties, and Associate Program Director for the Ochsner Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Seoane earned a Doctor of Medicine from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and went on to complete an internship at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center and a Residency in Internal Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans. He completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine through a combined LSUHNO and Ochsner Medical Center program, and completed a research and clinical Fellowship in Lung Transplant at Ochsner Medical Center.


Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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