The LSU Pediatric Alumni Association–New Orleans is comprised of all pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists who received undergraduate or postgraduate training with the Department of Pediatrics in New Orleans. The organization serves to unite alumni in support of the clinical and educational activities of the department. The William H. Stewart MD Distinguished Pediatric Alumni Award is given to an outstanding alumnus annually. Alumni contribute to the Pediatric Department via clinical referrals, educating medical students and residents in private office settings, and financial assistance with the establishment of departmental professorships.