Welcome to the website of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners


Due to implementing a new database, we are extending the September 30, 2015 renewal expiration date to October 9, 2015.
All September renewals will remain active during this time.
If you have any questions please contact LSBME at
lsbme@lsbme.la.gov .


Established in 1894, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) protects the health, welfare and safety of Louisiana citizens against the unprofessional, improper, and unauthorized practice of medicine by ensuring that those who practice medicine and other allied health professions under our jurisdiction are qualified and competent to do so.   In addition, the Board serves in an advisory capacity to the public and the state with respect to the practice of medicine.


ONLINE RENEWALS: We apologize for the inconvenience. We are still in the development process of the new renewal licensing portal. We hope to have it up and running by the end of the summer. Please continue to check our website for updates. As always, thank you for your patience.

Board Members

  • Mark Henry Dawson, MD (President)
  • J. Michael Burdine, Jr. MD (Vice President)
  • Kweli J. Amusa, MD (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Joseph Dewey Busby, MD
  • Roderick V. Clark, MD
  • Kenneth Barton Farris, MD
  • Christy L. Valentine, MD

Executive Staff

   Executive Director

   Executive Assistant

   Director of Licensing

   Director of I.T.

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