Kevin E. McLaughlin, MD, DABSM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sinus Surgery & Sleep Medicine
Dr. McLaughlin was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from UMS Preparatory School as its valedictorian and senior class president. He was recruited to play Division 1 football and was offered academic scholarships to several schools including Tulane, Rhodes, Vanderbilt, Sewanee, University of Alabama, Birmingham-Southern, Davidson College, Duke, Washington and Lee, Georgetown. He elected to attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on a full tuition academic scholarship. While at Emory College, Dr. McLaughlin distinguished himself as president of the study body. He also participated in Residence Life, Honor Council, SAE fraternity, and Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated with honors with a degree in Philosophy, focusing on Existentialism and Phenomenology. He was accepted to Harvard and University of California-San Francisco medical schools and was offered academic scholarships to Vanderbilt and University of Alabama medical schools. He elected to accept a full tuition academic scholarship to the Emory University School of Medicine where he was a Woodruff Fellow. While in medical school, he met and married his wife, Lisa, from Louisiana.
Following medical school, Dr. McLaughlin completed a surgical internship and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine. He received the Resident Research Award on two occasions and presented over a dozen papers at national meetings. Following his residency, he was awarded the Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Fellowship position at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He trained under Dr. David Kennedy and Dr. William Bolger. Dr. Kennedy is the “Father of Sinus Surgery”. Dr. Kennedy coined the term “functional endoscopic sinus surgery” and created the minimally invasive technique that we now use to perform sinus surgery.
After his fellowship training in Philadelphia, Dr. McLaughlin and his family returned to Louisiana. Dr. McLaughlin is assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the LSU School of Medicine. He is responsible for medical student and resident education as it pertains to sinus surgery, rhinology, smell and taste disorders, sleep medicine, and obstructive sleep apnea surgery. In 2005 Dr. McLaughlin became the 13th otolaryngologist in the entire United States to be both Board certified in the medical and surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. McLaughlin is one of only a dozen physicians that serves on the national subcommittee for sleep disorders as well as sinus disorders for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. These committees are responsible for setting the national standards as set forth by the American Academy of Otolaryngology for the management of obstructive sleep apnea and sinusitis. In addition to medical education and patient care, Dr. McLaughlin is active in clinical research. He recently published a paper looking at the safety and efficacy of the use of minimally invasive balloons to open sinuses in children suffering from chronic sinusitis. Current ongoing research projects include evaluation of new techniques in performing better sinus surgery.
Dr. McLaughlin maintains two active practices. His academic/medical school practice is located in Baton Rouge where he sees patients referred by other ENTs around the state of Louisiana and from around the country for complex sinus disorders and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. McLaughlin and his family live on the North Shore. Dr. McLaughlin maintains a private practice in Mandeville where he sees both children and adults with any and all ear, nose, and throat problems.
Dr. McLaughlin is a member of the house staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Pontchartrain Surgery Center, and Fairway Medical Center. It is Dr. McLaughlin’s honor and privilege to be a member of this community, and he looks forward to being your doctor.
Dr. Mc Laughlin is board certified by the American Board Of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. McLaughlin sees patients at the below location:
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center