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Physician - Adolescent Medicine

Ochsner Health
New Orleans, Louisiana
Closing date
Dec 19, 2024

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Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

We re seeking a Board-Certified Adolescent Medicine Physician for an exciting opportunity to join Ochsner Hospital for Children in New Orleans, Louisiana. The successful candidate will develop an adolescent medicine program within Ochsner s Health s regional health system, the largest not-for-profit academic health system in the Gulf South.

This position will include work with:

  • Gender Medicine Care:

    • Integrate into a multidisciplinary pediatric gender medicine team within a larger gender medicine clinic serving children, adolescents and adults and provide consultation and follow-up care to adolescents.

  • Consultation:

    • Provide consultation to general pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and family medicine physicians to help in the management of adolescents. Those consults will include, but are not limited to:

      • High-risk teens: High-risk sexual behavior, drug use, gang/juvenile justice, mental health, and chronic medical conditions with poor adherence

      • Complex medical conditions: Conditions that have combined medical/psychosocial etiologies (e.g., chronic fatigue, autonomic disorders, somatization)

      • Solid-organ transplants

      • Oncology

      • Congenital heart disease

      • Transgender/gender-expansive youth

      • Reproductive health: Contraceptive care, menstrual concerns, sexually transmitted infections/prevention, provision of PrEP

      • Substance use and treatment

      • Transition from pediatric to adult-based medicine

  • Leadership and Education:

    • Training and education for medical students and pediatric residents

    • Provide consultation and teaching for outpatient and inpatient pediatrics teams regarding the care of adolescents and conditions that present frequently in adolescence

    • Provide leadership for and education in adolescent health locally and throughout the Gulf South

Our comprehensive Pediatrics Program including primary care pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists (Ochsner Children s ) represents over 230 physicians. The group is the region s leading integrated provider of multispecialty care for newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We offer a full range of pediatric complex specialty services including congenital heart surgery and cardiac transplantation, liver and bone marrow transplantation, a comprehensive surgical sub-specialty group, and the region s only comprehensive multidisciplinary developmental center.

We recently announced the building of a new separate, comprehensive, dedicated Children s Hospital on our main campus, with expected opening in 2027.

We currently care for patients in an expanding 67-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 14-bed PICU, a 12-bed pediatric CV-ICU, and a 44-bed pediatric acute unit, with a dedicated pediatric emergency room, and full-time, region-wide in-house pediatric and neonatal transport teams.

In addition to patient care, Ochsner Children s Hospital has an ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program and is responsible for teaching pediatric residents from the Tulane-Ochsner Pediatric Residency program as well as medical students from both Tulane and the University of Queensland. Ochsner Health and Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced an agreement to establish a joint College of Medicine.

About Ochsner Children s

Ranked #1 Children s Hospital in Louisiana for the third year in a row and as a top children s hospital nationally for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24. Ochsner Children s Hospital was also recognized as a national leader in the most recent rankings in two specialties: Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopedics. Ochsner Children s Hospital continues to be a top destination for pediatric care in the Gulf South region through an unwavering commitment to always putting patients first.

Ochsner Children s offers a full range of pediatric care from primary to quaternary care, with services offered in all subspecialties, including Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Advanced GI and Hepatology, Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Cleft Palate/Cranio-Facial Surgery, as well as heart, liver, and bone marrow transplant. Ochsner Children s is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to complex conditions. Ochsner Children s Hospital is the top congenital heart program in the state (both in volume and outcomes) and has the largest and most comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program in the Gulf South.

Ochsner also maintains 28 primary care locations across southern Louisiana and 30 subspecialty locations (Including the Shaquille O Neal Pediatric Super Clinic in Baton Rouge); and the Boh Center for Child Development, a dedicated multidisciplinary developmental pediatrics center.

If you would like more information about our program or would like to discuss this position with Dr. William Billy Lennarz, System Chair of Pediatrics, and Dr. Ryan Himes, System Associate Chair of Pediatrics, please contact Courtney Lawhun, Physician Recruiter, at

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