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Joseph Ortenberg, MD

Professor of Clinical Urology

Academic Office:

LSUHSC Department of Urology
1542 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-2207

Clinical Office:

Department of Urology
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 896-9233





After graduation from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Ortenberg completed his Urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio where he was awarded the Crile Travel Fellowship to study Pediatric Urology in London, England & Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Ortenberg completed the ABU-accredited Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Ortenberg has received certification as a Diplomate from the American Board of Urology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. In addition to qualifying as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Urology, Dr. Ortenberg has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Ortenberg completed initial Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Urology by the American Board and most recently was recertified in 2016.

Dr. Ortenberg is a current member of multiple subspecialty societies, including the International Children’s Continence Society and the Society of Female Urology & Urodynamics.  He previously served as President of the Society of Fetal Urology as well as President of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ortenberg has been a fulltime faculty member of LSU School of Medicine for 34 years & holds the rank of Professor in the Departments of Urology and Pediatrics. In addition to serving as the Training Director for Pediatric Urology in the LSU/Ochsner urology residency training program, Dr. Ortenberg is the Director of Urology at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans where he has an active clinical practice with a special interest in perinatal urology and urogenital malformations.

In addition to delivering presentations at many national and international meetings, Dr. Ortenberg has served as a Guest Surgeon & Lecturer at meetings of the Asian Society of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Ortenberg has served as team leader for many volunteer medical missions, to provide clinical / surgical care and physician education in pediatric urology throughout the Caribbean area. He has published many scientific articles and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for urologic journals.