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Administration Basic Sciences Clinical Sciences Centers of Excellence


Dr. Keith Van Meter

Section Chief



2008 12:36:24 PM


LSU Emergency Medicine continues its tradition of clinical excellence and leadership as we conclude our successful 2014 match, which includes our inaugural class of combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Residents!  We offer exciting and comprehensive training opportunities with Level I Trauma Center, disaster medicine experiences, international opportunities, and our unique partnerships with regional, national, and international emergency medical services, to name a few. 

Please contact us for any questions or to arrange a visit.

Since 1973, the LSU Section of Emergency Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC) has offered accurate, compassionate, nonjudgmental care for all patients with urgent to emergent medical needs. The Emergency Medicine Section has a mission to deliver superior patient care, foster medical education and research, and provide service to the community, the LSU system, and the specialty of emergency medicine.

We currently offer fellowships in Hyperbaric Medicine, Ultrasound, and an International Emergency Medicine Fellowship in conjunction with Tulane University School of Medicine.  In partnership with the LSU Department of Medicine, we offer a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Program.  And, we are excited to have, in partnership with the LSU Department of Pediatrics, 1 of 4 combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Programs in the nation.

The Section is involved in various research activities. Large clinical trials are conducted in the Emergency Department and basic Emergency Medicine research can be performed at our dedicated AAALAC-approved research compound.  We will never alter our commitment to teach and lead our resident corps, research new and improved methods of Emergency Medicine and provide first-rate care for patients.

Given our institution's heritage to be founded on the "Spirit of Charity" and given our faculty's obligation to the people of Louisiana in rural and urban settings alike, we as a faculty and resident team are committed to perfecting ourselves in diversity. We do this by both who we are and what we give, in match to a diverse and rich assemblage of patients

Section Chief
Keith Van Meter, MD