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Stewart T. Gordon, M.D.
Louisiana Healthcare Connections

Dr. Gordon is a pediatrician having worked as a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics at the LSU Health Sciences Center / Earl K. Long Medical Center for 18 years. A graduate of Louisiana State University, LSU Medical School in New Orleans, Dr. Gordon completed his training in Pediatrics with LSU Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics at Charity Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

He is the Chief Medical Officer for Louisiana Healthcare Connections, one of Louisiana’s Bayou Health Plans. With a deep regard for his home state, he brings a keen understanding of the challenges Louisiana faces with regard to healthcare. Dr. Gordon is a staunch advocate for children’s health issues—focusing on early brain and child development, children’s public policy, prevention of child abuse and neglect and prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. He currently serves as a board member for the Capital Area United Way, Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families and March of Dimes.

He is married and the father of three children.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.

“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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