Janis Gissel Letourneau, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology
Professor of Surgery

(504) 568-4647


Dr. Janis Letourneau is Professor of Radiology and Surgery. She is a diplomate of Stanford University’s undergraduate and medical school programs. While in medical school she was a fellow in the NIH-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), doing basic neurophysiology research with Donald Kennedy, PhD, an internationally renowned biologist. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology in 1983 at the University of Minnesota and subsequently stayed there on the faculty, specializing in ultrasound and related clinical research, particularly in the areas of solid organ transplantation and peripheral vascular disease. She has published over 175 scientific papers and chapters and has edited two books. Dr. Letourneau has been at LSU School of Medicine since 1993 and has been Associate Dean since 1996. She is responsible for all matters related to faculty and space. Her interests include faculty recruitment, retention and advancement, faculty and leadership development, faculty mentoring and advising, and planning. Dr. Letourneau continues to regularly interface with medical students, advising those interested in pursuing residencies in radiology each year. She was part of the extensive and multi-faceted institutional recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and led the recent School of Medicine Strategic Planning efforts.


Research Interests

Transplantation imaging
Vascular ultrasound