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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.

Current Topic


04/16 - Opiates & the Bayou State

How is Louisiana tackling this serious addiction epidemic?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges face our returning veterans?

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How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?

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