School of Medicine

Department of Urology

Pediatric Urology Services ranked #32 by U.S. News & World Report


The Pediatric Urology Services at Children's Hospital has been ranked #32 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report! Children’s Hospital New Orleans has been ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the country including Top 50 national ranking in two pediatric specialties, Urology and Nephrology.

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Faculty News & Highlights

Dr. Jessie Gills

Appointed to the NCI Bladder Cancer Task Force
SWOG (South West Oncology Group) National Top Accrual to SWOG GU trials 2019

LSU Urology Champions Robotic Surgery at Children's Hospital

Our pediatric urologists are proud to announce the availability of robotic urologic surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans.  After several years of performing pediatric robotic surgery at our partner institution, Touro Infirmary, the pediatric urology faculty championed the purchase of a DaVinci robot dedicated to the sole use of robotic surgery in children.  Through this acquisition, Children's Hospital has the only pediatric-dedicated robotic program in the state of Louisiana and the Gulf South.  Our surgeons perform a wide array of robotic cases including pyeloplasty, ureteral reimplantation, partial and heminephrectomies, and creation of catheterizable channels.  We look forward to expanding this service to meet the region's needs.

Letter From the Chairman


Dr. Chris Winters

Welcome to the Department of Urology website. Over the last several years we have expanded our faculty as well as added clinic locations to better serve our patients. Our faculty includes specialists in pediatric urology, infertility, erectile dysfunction, urologic oncology as well as female urology and voiding dysfunction.  We are currently providing inpatient and outpatient care at the following clinical locations: University Medical Center-New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, Touro Infirmary, and Children's Hospital. Our department continues to partner with our community medical centers to enhance urological clinical care pathways in all areas of urology. We have embraced the LSU mission of having a strong presence in the community, and we will continue to expand these programs.

Our competitive ACGME accredited residency program includes two residents per year for five years.  While the depth and diversity of our clinical experience is very strong, our program is unique in the educational structure and faculty support/participation.  Our residents have become active participants in state, regional, and national meetings as our research programs continue to grow.  Upon completion of their residency, our residents pursue a mixture of fellowship training or private practice.  

As we continue to grow, we will remain focused adhering to the mission of education, research, and patient care, which is the essence of the LSU School of Medicine.

Please come back often and visit the site to monitor our progress. I would love to hear from all interested faculty and alumni on how we can grow to serve your needs. This is an exciting time for all of us as our department continues unprecedented growth. I am honored to represent the outstanding urologists of LSU into a model of care, which embraces the extension of complex urologic care to the unique communities of New Orleans.

Chris Winters
Professor and Chairman
LSU Health Department of Urology


Department of Urology 2023 Resident Graduation



Contact Information:

LSU Health New Orleans
Department of Urology
2021 Perdido St., #4425
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-2207
Fax: (504) 568-2307



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