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Rishi Wadhwa, MD


Rishi Wadhwa, MD

About Dr. Wadhwa

Dr. Wadhwa returns to the Shreveport/Bossier area after five years of distinguished training and practice at the University of California at San Francisco, a US News Top Hospital. He was on staff as an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery after completing a combined neurosurgical and orthopedic fellowship in Minimally-Invasive and Complex Spinal Disorders. He also completed a fellowship in pain and functional neurosurgery while a resident. Dr. Wadhwa achieved Board Certification in Neurosurgery in May 2017.

His medical background includes an internship and residency at LSU Health Science Center Shreveport, where he was Chief Resident from 2012-2013, a Doctor of Medicine degree from LSUHSC, and a BS Degree in Microbiology from LSU Baton Rouge.

Dr. Wadhwa’s medical experience and expertise include diagnosis and surgical management of spinal disorders.

Dr. Wadhwa is married to Elizabeth Lindley Wadhwa, also a physician and they have 3 children. His hobbies include activities with his children, traveling and golf.


  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Degenerative Disease
  • Spinal Congenital Disease
  • Spinal Deformity and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine and Neurosurgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty (Artificial Disc)


  • LSU Baton Rouge- BS Degree in Microbiology (2002)
  • LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport – Doctor of Medicine (2006)
  • LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport – Neurosurgery Internship & Residency (2006-2012)
  • LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans – Functional/Pain Fellowship (2012)
  • University of California at San Francisco – Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Complex Spinal Disorders (2013-2014)


  • American Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Shreveport Medical Society
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
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