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The Pediatric Residency Program at LSUHSC-New Orleans is an exceptional program offering the enthusiastic student a challenging and rewarding training program. Our residents have the opportunity to participate in the care of children with a wide range of pediatric illnesses, preparing them for a successful future in pediatric practice or academic medicine.  

Our program, based at Children's Hospital, provides residents with superior clinical experience and active teaching, as well as supervisory responsibilities. The Department of Pediatrics is composed of outstanding faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. 

By sharing their knowledge, facts and feelings, the faculty prepare our residents for a lifetime of service to children.


Residency training can be a stressful time due to new and more intense responsibilities and duties as a physician. Here at the LSUHSC pediatric program, we focus on the individual resident, encouraging professional and personal growth in a friendly supportive environment. During the first few months of residency, each resident will be asked to choose an advisor from the faculty who will be available for counseling, guidance, advice or just as a sounding board.

Most students choose our program for the excellence in scholarship, complemented by a friendly environment. Students who visit our program will quickly note the strong and close friendships which develop among the residents, since teamwork is emphasized as an essential component of becoming a successful physician.

The city of New Orleans is a unique place to live. Our philosophy is to live life to the fullest. Many residents come here for residency, fall in love with the city, and never leave. We hope you will come and visit our program in person and are confident you will love it as well!

Bonnie Desselle, MD