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General (Ambulatory) Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Mission: To address the health care needs of children, adolescents and young adults in Greater New Orleans, Louisiana and beyond through evidence-based culturally-sensitive care, the advanced education of health professionals, the conduct of relevant research, and translation of research and policy into practice.

The Division's diverse faculty provide care for thousands of infants, children and adolescents in community health clinics throughout Greater New Orleans. These patient centered community health clinics comprise the core longitudinal continuity clinic and adolescent health experiences for LSUHSC Pediatric residents as well as LSU Medical Students, Nursing Students, Dental Students and Physician Assistant Students. They also include Spanish speaking clinic. Faculty also provide care at the Touro Infirmary Nursery, the Children's Hospital Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit and Children's Hospital inpatient wards. Our Adolescent Medicine specialists staff a specialty clinic at Children's Hospital New Orleans, a referral and primary care Adolescent Clinic at Kids First Tiger Care Pediatrics and 2 School-Based Health Centers in local public secondary schools and provide comprehensive medical and behavioral health care to over 2000 adolescents- keeping kids in school and parents at work or home.

Faculty are engaged in various public health programs and research projects including pediatric nutrition, adolescent STI and reproductive health care, and clinical best-practices for adolescent parents and their children.


Faculty & Staff

Ryan H. Pasternak, MD, MPH, FAAP (He, Him, His)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Vice Chair, Pediatric Community Health and Advocacy                                                                                              

Division Head / Section Head, Adolescent Medicine Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Nick Gagliano Professor of Ambulatory Pediatrics


Sue Berry, MD 
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Mark Dal Corso, MD 
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Gratis

S. Amanda Dumas, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Advocacy Rotation and Young Mother's - Teen Tot Clinic

Ashley Farge, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Continuity Clinic Director

Corey Hebert, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (gratis)

Marcella Houser, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant- Director, Pediatric Continuity Clinics
Representative, Faculty Assembly
Clínica de habla española (Spanish Speaking Clinic), 1661 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112.  504-299-9980

Suzanne LeFevre, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Continuity Cinics
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Betty Lo-Blais, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Nathalie Medeiros, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical Director - Nursery Services

William Morgan, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical- Director, Kids First Tiger Care Pediatrics Clinic

Alexis Morvant, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Adolescent Health, REAL Program and School Based Health Center (SBHC) Staff and Collaborators

Carleigh Baudoin, MPH
Program Manager, Adolescent Medicine and REAL Program

Colleen F. Bodet, BSN, APRN
Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (SBHCs, CHNOLA ER, REAL Program)

Gwen Collins, BSN, RN
Clinic Nurse (SBHCs)

Renette Jones, BSN, RN
Clinic Nurse and Immunziation Program Director (SBHCs)

Brooke Q. Naranjo, MN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner (REAL Program)

Mary Pendleton
Data Analyst and Administrative Assistant

Deidra Pierre, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner (CHNOLA Adolesceent Med/ REAL Program)

Jody Schlesinger, BSN, RN
Nurse Coordinator (CHNOLA Adolescent Med/ REAL Program)

Kathleen Stevens, LCSW
SBHC Social Worker at N.O. Charter Science & Math High School (CHNOLA)

Tabitha Washington, MHA
SBHC Coordinator

Research/Program  Staff 

Carleigh Baudoin, MPH
Program Manager, Adolescent Medicine and Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana  (REAL Program)

Partners and Collaborators

Children's Hospital of New Orleans and Adolescent Health Clinic
http://www.chnola.org  http://www.chnola.org/adolescenthealth

Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana

Children's Pediatrics (Lakeside Pediatrics, Kids First Westbank, Kids First Tiger Care)

CrescentCare, Family Care Services Center

Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans 

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies

LIFT Louisiana

Living School New Orleans

Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center

Louisiana Office of Public Health-Adolescent School Health Program 

Louisiana Public Health Institute 

Louisiana School Based Health Alliance  

Louisiana State University Health Foundation  

New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School