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.  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 Shiners 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.  Learn more about our Pediatric Residency Program.

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


LSU Health Shreveport provides the areas only:

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

Contact Us

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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Pfizer vaccine study for kids younger than 12 continues

KTBS - With children headed back to school during yet another COVID-19 surge, many parents of young children are wondering when those under age 12 will be able to get vaccinated. Dr. John Vanchiere, lead investigator on Pfizer vaccine trials at LSUHS, said the hospital is seeing an increase in vaccinations for the 12-18 age group. As for kids ages 5-11, the trials are ongoing and expanding.

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LSUHS Pediatrician on masks in schools debate

KSLA 12 - On Monday, July 19, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested all kids age 2 or older should wear a face mask. “The ages 12 and under, they are a vulnerable population and the argument from the AAP that wearing mask in schools will help lessen the risk of transmission and infectivity for those, I think is a very strong argument,” said Thomas.

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