Dr. John Vanchiere, professor of pediatrics and infectious disease at LSU Health Shreveport, stresses that now, more than ever, people should get a flu shot. Particularly if they are around children.
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, 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 and regional trauma center for North Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. 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.
- 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
Department of Pediatrics
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
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 to COVID-19 precautions and Social Distancing restrictions, all Grand Rounds are scheduled as Skype presentations until further notice and NO CME CREDIT is being given. If you wish to be added to the invite list, email our Program Coordinator, Jessica Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org***
Chancellor Ghali shares, "I am pleased to announce that Dr. Wanda Thomas has been selected as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine replacing Dr. Scott Kennedy who recently retired to begin enjoying his well-deserved retirement."
Marlene Broussard, MD, MBA, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at LSU Health Shreveport, is one of the country’s first board certified Pediatric Hospital Medicine Specialists.
In an article for the Washington Post, John Vanchiere, vice chairman for pediatric research at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport, said his team evaluates two to four babies per month for congenital syphilis.
John A. Vanchiere, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Pediatric Research, received the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Science at LSU Health Shreveport’s graduation ceremony on May 25.