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Lane R. Rosen, M.D. Receives 2016 LSU Shreveport Distinguished Alumni Award

June 06, 2016


Lane R. Rosen, M.D., Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Willis-Knighton Health System, was honored with the 2016 LSU Shreveport Distinguished Alumni Award June 2 at the Association’s Annual Meeting Party in the University Center Ballroom.

A Shreveport native, Rosen attended the University of Texas at Austin for three years before returning to Shreveport and graduating with from LSUS with a BS in Biology in 1989.  During his time at LSUS, he said he received an excellent education and personal support from caring professors who laid the groundwork for his years in medical school. “I believe the foundation I received at LSUS prepared me well for my career,” said Rosen. “This university is critically important to the future of Shreveport.”

Rosen attended LSU Medical School in Shreveport where he twice served as the Student Government President and received the Patty Van Hook Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medicine. During medical school, Rosen was also appointed by Governor Buddy Roemer to the LSU Board of Supervisors, and later by Governor Edwin Edwards to the State of Louisiana Board of Regents.

From 1996-1997 Rosen attended a residency in radiation oncology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he served as Chief Resident. 

After returning home in 1997, Rosen was named Medical Director of the growing Willis-Knighton Radiation Oncology Department. During his subsequent 19-year directorship, he has overseen the department’s transformation from a local, to a national, and now international leader in advanced cancer care. 

With the support of his excellent team at Willis-Knighton, Rosen has pioneered advanced radiation oncology technologies. He was the first physician in the world to deliver TomoTherapy Body Radiosurgery and the first oncologist to ever treat a patient with Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy on a compact proton unit.  Rosen said he is privileged to be a radiation oncologist having the opportunity to work daily with cancer patients with the goals of providing cure, prolonged life and comfort.

Rosen is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine through Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and the Department of Gynecology and Radiology at LSU Medical School in Shreveport where he also serves on the admissions committee. Rosen was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha for his accomplishments. 

He has received the Susan G. Komen Local Hero Award, 2003 American Cancer Society Cancer Awareness Award, 2005 P.R.I.D.E. Award by the Shreveport-Bossier Tourist Bureau, 2009 LSU Shreveport Circle of Excellence Alumni Achievement Award, and numerous selections as a Top Physician in Shreveport and Louisiana through SB Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine. 

Rosen has served on the Northwest Louisiana Jewish Federation Board, the LSUS Alumni Board, the B’nai Zion Congregation Board, the Independence Bowl Foundation Board, the American Cancer Society Leadership Advisory Committee, the LSUS Foundation, and the Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League. 

Rosen is involved in numerous educational endeavors with medical students and fellows, and visiting physicians. He and his group have welcomed international visitors from around the world interested in Proton Therapy, TomoTherapy, and Brachytherapy.

Rosen is married to Maurie Patterson Rosen, M.D., a practicing internal medicine physician at Willis-Knighton Pierremont. They have three children, Yale, Harrison, and Taylor. 

The LSU Shreveport Alumni Association is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that supports the mission of the university. Founded in 1977 shortly after LSUS became a four-year institution, the Alumni Association has played an important part in the growth of the university. For more information or to join the LSUS Alumni Association, visit www.lsus.edu/alumni .

 
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