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, Nephrology, 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



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


Pediatric Grand Rounds

The Department of Pediatrics hosts Grand Rounds every Thursday morning* from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Room 3-322 of the medical school beginning in August and ending in mid-June of the academic year. Grand Rounds is free and open to area physicians and available for one hour of level 1 CME credit who attend.
 *Some dates and times may change for Special Grand Rounds.

***Due ot COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently offering virtual attendance options via ZOOM. If you wish to be added to the invite list, email our Program Coordinator, Jessica Lee, at***


Department News

FDA review of Pfizer data for child vaccinations could take weeks

KTBS3 - Dr. John Vanchiere, the lead investigator in the Pfizer vaccine study at LSUHS said, “We expect that to take at least four to six weeks of time. And Pfizer and Moderna are both starting additional enrollment in the pediatric studies in that 5- to 11-year-old age range, so that they can get more data under the research protocol to submit to the FDA when it’s appropriate.”

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