Mary Beth Westerman, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical


Administration Office

LSUHSC School of Medicine
2021 Perdido Street, Ste 4425
New Orleans, LA 70112
phone (504) 568-2207
fax (504) 568-2307

Clinical Office

LSU Healthcare Multispecialty Clinic
3601 Houma Blvd. Suite 302
Metairie, LA 70006
phone  (504) 412-1600
fax (504) 412-1626


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Dartmouth College, BA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MD


Internship, General Surgery – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Residency, Urology – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship, Urologic Oncology – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 


Dr. Westerman is originally from New York. She studied chemistry at Dartmouth College and worked in finance in Texas before returning to medical school at The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. 

After graduating she completed her urology residency at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and fellowship training in urologic oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. During this time she was the resident representative for the Urology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.

Dr. Westerman joined the LSU New Orleans practice in 2021. She sees patients with every type of urologic cancer. She develops a treatment plan for each patient based on the best available evidence and discusses clinical trials when appropriate. For patients who need surgery, Dr. Westerman offers both open and minimally invasive approaches. She has extensive experience with robotic surgery and has been an invited panelist at multiple robotic surgery conferences.

Dr. Westerman has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on a range of urologic topics and is a peer-reviewer for 5 major urologic journals. She has received numerous research awards, including the Harold C. and Mary L. Dailey Endowment Fellowship, awarded for her potential for excellence and unique contribution to biochemistry, experimental therapeutics, and/or molecular/cellular oncology in cancer research. In medical school she was inducted as a junior member in AOA, the medical honor society.

Clinical Interests

Urologic Cancers (prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, penile, urethral, ureter)

Retroperitoneal sarcomas

Robotic surgery

Clinical Trials

Research Interests

Locally advanced kidney cancer & non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma

Improving outcomes for women undergoing radical cystectomy

Techniques for surgical education and residency training

Quality Improvement/Process Improvement

Teaching Activities

Residency Program Director – LSU Urology Residency

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Society of Urologic Oncology, Young Urologic Oncologists – Board Member

Additional Info

Society Of Urologic Oncologists

Southeast Section of the AUA – Associate Member

American Urologic Association – Associate Member