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Stewart T. Gordon, M.D.
FAAP, President, Louisiana Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Gordon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics at the LSU Health Sciences Center / Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been a practicing pediatrician there since returning home to Baton Rouge in 1994.

He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, LSU Medical School in New Orleans and completed his training in Pediatrics with LSU Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics at Charity Hospital and Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gordon is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

He is currently the President of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Chairman of the Louisiana Obesity Council.

Dr. Gordon’s areas of interest include early brain development, child advocacy / children’s public policy, juvenile justice reform, prevention of child abuse and neglect and prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

Current Topic


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

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

Coming Soon!


07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?

Recent Topics


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?


03/15 - Cancer in Louisiana

Why is Louisiana’s cancer death rate so much higher than the rest of America?


02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

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