School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

“Laissez les bon temps roulez!”


Situated on the Mississippi River 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is a unique city
bursting with history, culture, and opportunity.

jackson_squareThe city's natural beauty as well as its musical and architectural heritage have been marveled over for centuries. As a cultural destination, New Orleans is unparalleled. Our famous food, nightlife, and hospitality are internationally renowned. Events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest bring visitors from around the globe. Other cultural offerings include the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoological Gardens, New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Opera and the Essence Festival. The region is famous as a sportsman's paradise with limitless recreational opportunities. New Orleans also hosts the Saints and Pelicans professional sports teams, and the Zephyrs Triple-A baseball team.