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Leaders making a difference
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Some leaders stand out through force of personality or high-profile jobs they've earned. Others can be unassuming, revealed quietly through their abilities, their willingness to tackle a job and the tenacity to persevere through adversity. For the sixth year, The Times Editorial Board thanks to nominations and discussions with readers and past
Dr. Anil & Laura Nanda
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Dr. Anil Nanda and wife Laura came to Shreveport in 1990 just "to try it out." Miles from their then-home of Philadelphia, where Anil was finishing his neurosurgery residency and Laura was finishing law school, they had never heard of Shreveport and had to look it up on a map when Anil accepted a job here. Fifteen years later, the Nandas are still
LSUHSC Welcomes New Neurosurgery Residency Program
Saturday, June 1, 2002
"We are not born to great things. We are born to do little things with great love." Dr. Anil Nanda quotes Mother Theresa to explain his feelings about having the opportunity to teach neurosurgery residents in the new program recently granted to LSUHSC. "To teach someone else means to be able to leave a legacy," Dr. Nanda notes, "and
Foster Aides Reveal Research Plan for Medical Centers, LSU
Monday, April 1, 2002
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Mike Foster's two top aides Monday reveals more the governor's plans to target specific areas for health research at the Shreveport and New Orleans medical centers and LSU. The governor also wants to replace dated lab equimpent at the state's public hospitals run by the LSU system, the second of a two-pronged approach to spur
New Residency Program OK'd
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
New doctors now can come to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to train as neurosurgeons in the first such program to be approved at any institution nation wide for at least five years. Dr. Anil Nanda, chairman of neurosurgery at LSUHSC, said this is a step toward establishing a brain and spine institute here and in time could mean more national
Gamma Knife Offers Hope
Friday, February 8, 2002
A procedure whose name sounds more like science fiction than scientific fact is becoming virtually a routine therapy after only two years in Shreveport. Gamma Knife radiosurgery, which debuted at LSU Health Sciences Center in early 2000, has exceeded expectations, both in numbers of patients and uses, said Dr. Anil Nanda, chairman of neurosurgery at
Health Research Plan Set
Wednesday, February 6, 2002
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Mike Foster's plans to boost the biotechnology industry in Louisiana could bring major new projects to Shreveport-Bossier City. Among them: an $11 million wet lab business incubator, and a 10-story treatment and research building for LSU Health Sciences Center, connected to the University Hospital and the Shehee Biomedical Research
LSU Health Sciences Center Gets Gamma Knife
Monday, May 1, 2000
Contrary to its name, the Leksell Gamma Knife doesn't cut at all. Instead, it delivers highly concentrated doses of radiation with scalpel-like precision, giving neurological surgeons an alternative to invasive neurosurgery for the treatment of patients with abnormalities in the brain. LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport has the only Gamma Knife in
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