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

The board is closed, Thursday July 2nd at 3:00pm through Friday July 3rd.

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.


In order to serve you better, the Board will be temporarily suspending the online renewal feature of the LSBME web site on July 1, 2014. A new licensing portal will be brought online in the next few months that will provide an easier and more functional service. A pre-filled application packet will be mailed out instead of the “Notice of Renewal” form for licensees set to renew in July and forward.

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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