The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Pediatrics is committed to high quality care and progressive resident development in clinical and research skills in an environment that challenges students, residents, and faculty alike, while providing maximum opportunity for development.  Our faculty includes 14 full-time and 7 part-time General Pediatricians and 21 full-time subspecialists, including Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Abuse, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Neonatology, Neurology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. Within our group of instructors, we have 3 PhDs and 2 non-MDs, as well as Pediatric specialists in ENT, Neurosurgery, OMFS, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Surgery -including Burn Surgery and Trauma/SICU, and Urology. 

We are honored to provide highly specialized care for our community youth.

The University’s primary teaching hospital, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, serves as a tertiary care referral center for North Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. We have the only Pediatric certified trauma center in Louisiana.   The Department also works closely with the local Shriners Hospital for Children. Overall, the combined facilities provide extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient care, including well-child care, acute care, and pediatric subspecialty care.

LSU Health Shreveport provides the areas only:

  • Pediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Pediatric Rheumatologist
  • Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Pediatric Airway Specialist
  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist
  • Pediatric Sleep Surgery Specialist
  • Fellowship Trained Pediatric Laryngologist
  • Surgeons offering minimally invasive sialendoscopy for treatment of salivary glands

Pediatric Grand Rounds

The Department of Pediatrics hosts Grand Rounds every Thursday morning* from 8 am to 9 am in the Pediatric Classroom at our St. Mary's Medical Center campus. If you wish to be added to the invite list, email Sandra Philyaw, the coordinator for our Pediatric Chair, at
*Some dates and times may change for Special Grand Rounds



Department of Pediatrics
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103


Department News

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KSLA12 - Dr. Akhil Maheshwari, LSUHS Professor of neonatology, talks about the factors that contribute to stillbirths and miscarriages, noting that United States’ ranking in terms of the total number of babies lost has dropped from 6th in the world to 24th.

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Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.



Providing Highly Specialized Care for Our Community


Training Compassionate and Highly Skilled Residents


Treating More Than 20 Subspecialties


Only Certified Trauma Center in Louisiana