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Children's Hospital, New Orleans



Anesthesiology
Appointments:(504) 896-9456
Office Hours : 24 hours
Location:Children's Hospital, Main Campus

Physicians:
John Heaton, MD, Director
Brandon Black, MD
Christopher Broussard, MD
Lorena Dumas-Guntner, MD
Stanley Hall, MD
George Koclanes, MD
Sheryl Sawatsky, MD
Louis Shenk, MD
Donald Smith, MD
Patrick McCarty, MD


The Anesthesiology Department provides services for patients undergoing surgery or diagnostic studies. This includes consultations with surgeons and appropriate medical subspecialists; preanesthetic evaluation and preparation; intraoperative anesthesia; monitoring; and life support and postanesthetic care, including airway management, respiratory care, and other forms of physiologic support. Services are available 24 hours a day for care during emergency surgery, for technical assistance in the Intensive Care Unit and during emergency situations such as cardiopulmonary arrest anywhere in the hospital or clinics. It is the only exclusive pediatric anesthesia department in the state of Louisiana.

John Heaton, MD
Director, Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Anesthesiology with Additional Specialized Training in Pediatrics,
Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric anesthesia, cardiovascular anesthesia, transplant anesthesia
Brandon S. Black, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric anesthesia

In Area Since: 1995
In Practice Since: 1995
Christopher Broussard, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Tulane University HSC, New Orleans


Lorena Dumas-Guntner, MD, JD, MPH
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

In Practice Since: 2006
Stanley Hall, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Physiology
and Cardiopulmonary Services, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Charity Hospital, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric anesthesia
George Koclanes, MDGeorge Koclanes, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Pediatric anesthesia
Sheryl Sawatsky, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital


Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Specialty Training:
Anesthesiology
Louis Shenk, MDLouis Shenk, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Specialty Training:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Anesthesiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Pediatric Anesthesia

Special Interests:
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia

In Area Since: 1988
In Practice Since: 1984
Donald E. Smith, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans - Pediatric Anesthesiology

Special Interests:
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia, pediatric anesthesiology

In Area Since: 1979
In Practice Since: 1979
Patrick McCarty, MD
Anesthesiologist, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
University of South Alabama

Specialty Training:
Saint Louis University Hospital
Arkansas Children's Hospital

Special Interests:
Pediatric anesthesiology