2020 10:12:44 AM

Joseph Ortenberg, MD

Clinical Professor of Urology

Professor Emeritus

Academic Office:

LSUHSC Department of Urology
2021 Perdido Street, Ste 4425
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-2207

Clinical Office:

Department of Urology
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 896-9233





MDCM - McGill Uriversity, Montreal Canada


After graduation from McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Ortenberg completed his Urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio where he was awarded the Crile Travel Fellowship to study Pediatric Urology in London, England & Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Ortenberg completed the ABU-accredited Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Ortenberg has received certification as a Diplomate from the American Board of Urology as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. In addition to qualifying as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Urology, Dr. Ortenberg has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Ortenberg completed initial Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Urology by the American Board and is currently recertified.

Dr. Ortenberg is a member of multiple subspecialty societies, including the Societies of Pediatric Urology, the International Children’s Continence Society and the Society of Female Urology & Urodynamics.  He has been a member of the scientific committee of various organizations.  He previously served as President of the Society of Fetal Urology as well as President of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ortenberg was a fulltime faculty member of LSU School of Medicine for 40 years & holds the rank of Professor in the Departments of Urology and Pediatrics. In addition to serving as the Training Director for Pediatric Urology in the LSU Urology residency training program, Dr. Ortenberg was the Director of Urology at Children’s Hospital, New Orleans where he has an active clinical practice with a special interest in perinatal urology and urogenital malformations.

In addition to delivering presentations at many national and international meetings such as the European Society of Pediatric Urology, British Association of Pediatric Urologists and World Congress of Pediatric Urology, Dr. Ortenberg has served as a Guest Surgeon & Lecturer at meetings of the Asian Society of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Ortenberg has served as team leader for many volunteer medical missions, to provide clinical / surgical care and physician education in pediatric urology throughout the Caribbean area. He has published many scientific articles and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for national and international journals of different medical and surgical specialities .  In recogntion of his service to the children of Louisiana, Dr Ortenberg received the Bettina Hilman award from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Ortenberg retired in 2022 and remains an active member of the Urology department as a Gratis professor and Professor Emeritus.

Clinical Interests

Congenital malformations of the urinary tract & genitalia

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Children’s Healthcare Network- Louisiana – Board Member

Pediatric Physicians Network - Louisiana – Board Member

Selected Publications

Stewart CA, Yamaguchi E, Teixeira Vaz J, Gaver DP, Ortenberg J, Flow Characteristics of Urethral Catheters of the Same Caliber Vary Between Manufacturers. J Ped Urol. 13(4): 377.e1-377.e6 2017

Felipe D, Ortenberg J, Gomez R, Martin A, Ortenberg R, Marble M, Newborn Screening for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Review of Undetected Cases in Louisiana.  JLSMS 170 (1) 15-17 2018


Additional Info

Dr Ortenberg also sees patients at the St Tammany, Baton Rouge & Lafayette clinics of Children's Hospital