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Reproductive Education +   Advocacy Louisiana (REAL)


General (Ambulatory) Pediatrics and

Adolescent Medicine

Mission: To address the health care needs of children, adolescents and young adults in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana and beyond through evidence-based culturally-sensitive care, the advanced education of health professionals, the conduct of relevant research, and translation of research and policy into practice.

The Division's diverse faculty provide care for thousands of infants, children and adolescents in community health clinics throughout Greater New Orleans. These patient centered community health clinics comprise the core longitudinal continuity clinic and adolescent health experiences for LSUHSC Pediatric residents as well as LSU Medical Students, Nursing Students, Dental Students and Physician Assistant Students. They also include Spanish speaking clinic. Faculty also provide care at the Touro Infirmary Nursery, the Children's Hospital Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit and Children's Hospital inpatient wards. Our Adolescent Medicine specialists staff a specialty clinic at Children's Hospital New Orleans, a referral and primary care Adolescent Clinic at Kids First Tiger Care Pediatrics and 3 School-Based Health Centers in local public secondary schools and provide comprehensive medical and behavioral health care to over 2000 adolescents- keeping kids in school and parents at work or home.

Faculty are engaged in various public health programs and research projects including pediatric nutrition, adolescent STI and reproductive health care, and clinical best-practices for adolescent parents and their children.


Fax:     (504) 896-2720

Faculty & Staff

Ryan H. Pasternak, MD, MPH, FAAP
Division Head
Section Head, Adolescent Medicine Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Nick Gagliano Professor of Ambulatory Pediatrics


Sue Berry, MD 
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Mark Dal Corso, MD 
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

S. Amanda Dumas, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Advocacy Rotation and Young Mother's - Teen Tot Clinic

Kyle Fulton, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director-Nursery Services

Corey Hebert, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (gratis)

Marcella Houser, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant- Director, Pediatric Continuity Clinics
Representative, Faculty Assembly
Clínica de habla española (Spanish Speaking Clinic), 1661 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112.  504-299-9980

Suzanne LeFevre, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Continuity Cinics
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Betty Lo-Blais, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

William Morgan, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical- Director, Kids First Tiger Care Pediatrics Clinic

Adolescent Health and School Based Health Center (SBHC) Staff and Collaborators

Colleen F. Bodet BSN, APRN
Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Gwen Collins, RN
Clinic Nurse, Immunization Program Director

Renette Jones, RN
Clinic Nurse

Brooke Q. Naranjo, MN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Mary Pendleton
Data Analyst and Administrative Assistant

Deidra Pierre, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Tabitha Washington, MHA
SBHC Coordinator

Armon Dauphin, LCSW 
SBHC Social Worker - Eleanor McMain Secondary School

Lauren Bono, LCSW 
SBHC Social Worker - New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School

Robin Brooks, DBH 
SBHC Social Worker and Doctor of Behavioral Health - McDonogh #35 Senior High and Middle Schools

Research/Program Staff

Ivy W. Terrell, MPH
Program Manager, Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana 
Dept. Research & Public Health Programs Coordinator

Partners and Collaborators

Children's Hospital of New Orleans and Adolescent Health Clinic

Children's Hospital Medical Practice Corporation (Children's Pediatrics)

CrescentCare, Family Care Services Center

Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center

Louisiana Office of Public Health-Adolescent School Health Program

Louisiana Public Health Institute - School Health Connection Program - Maternal and Child Health Program - Orleans Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project

Louisiana School Based Health Alliance

Louisiana State University Health Foundation