Qiang Cai, M.D., Ph.D, is the director of Gastroenterology at LSU Health Shreveport and Chief of Gastroenterology at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Dr Cai received his bachelor’s degree from Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, Jiangxi, PR China and master’s degree from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China. He pursued his Ph.D. at Cornell University. Dr. Cai performed his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph's Hospital, University of Wisconsin prior to engaging in his Fellowship in the Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine. He remained at Emory University rising to the rank of Full Professor.
Dr Cai is active in the many gastroenterology societies, such as American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American college of gastroenterology, etc and having served on many committees, such as the Annual Scientific Program Committee (ASGE), Research Committee (ASGE), Education Committee (ACG), Training Committee (ACG) and International Committee(AGC) among others. He was Chairman for the international committee of ACG. While he is active on many journals, he serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. His many teaching awards include the Mentor for Outstanding Research Award for Trainee—Interventional Endoscopy from American College of Gastroenterology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications, 3 books, and has a large number of presentations and abstracts.
Dr. Cai is an advanced endosocpist and brings focused and unique expertise in endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection, Per Oral Endosocpic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, Gastric Peroral Endoscopic Pyloromyotomy (GPOEM) for Refractory Gastroparesis, ERCP and EUS-guided and specialized pancreatic therapies.
Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, Jiangxi, PR China and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China
Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph's Hospital, University of Wisconsin
Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine