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Children's Hospital New Orleans welcomes nationally known Craniofacial and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Delora Mount, to lead Plastic Surgery Program

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Children's Hospital New Orleans welcomes nationally known Craniofacial and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Delora Mount, to lead Plastic Surgery Program

Dr. Mount, who specializes in craniofacial surgery, will provide leadership as the Service Line Chief for plastic and reconstructive surgery at Children’s Hospital and professor of clinical surgery at LSU Health New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital New Orleans, the first and largest full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South, welcomes Dr. Delora Mount, a national expert in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, as service line chief for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Mount will also serve as professor of clinical surgery at LSU Health New Orleans.

“While the investment of $300M in our campus transformation has been impressive, Children’s Hospital understands the most important aspect of growing programs is to recruit and retain the best talent. Dr. Mount adds to a strong group of nationally recognized physician leaders from across the country that have chosen to join our mission,” says John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Mount to our team where we’re combining new perspectives of these extraordinary leaders to tackle the health challenges our kids and communities are facing.”

Nationally known for her expertise in craniofacial surgery, Dr. Mount recently completed her term as President of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. She has also held leadership positions at the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association and the AO Craniomaxillofacial Educational Foundation North America, and has served on several esteemed committees including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the international plastic surgery nonprofit, Interplast-ReSurge. Additionally, she has served on the FDA’s General Plastic Surgery Panel of the Medical Devices and the advisory committee for their Center of Devices and Radiological Health.

Prior to joining Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Dr. Mount served as Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin. A native of Illinois, Dr. Mount completed her undergraduate and medical training at the University of Illinois, followed by training in General Surgery at Indiana University. She completed her training in Plastic Surgery at UCSF and training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Washington University in St Louis.

“Dr. Mount is an accomplished leader in the field of craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. She will add considerable experience to our talented interdisciplinary team,” said Ellis Arjmand, MD, PhD, MMM, Surgeon-In-Chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “We are thrilled that she has chosen to contribute her talent and passion to the children and families of Louisiana and the Gulf South.”

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery program at Children’s Hospital New Orleans’ treats a wide variety of both common and complex surgical needs, including congenital deformities, craniofacial anomalies, plagiocephaly, trauma-related surgeries and more. The team is passionate about providing patients with the highest quality care to restore function, quality of life, and long-term outcomes. All members of the plastic and reconstructive surgical team are fellowship trained and utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to treat the unique challenges presented by certain conditions that require plastic surgery.

To learn more about Children’s Hospital New Orleans plastic and reconstructive surgery program, visit


About Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Children’s Hospital is a 257-bed, non-profit academic pediatric medical center that offers comprehensive healthcare services, including over 40 pediatric specialties, delivered just for children. With more than 600 pediatric providers trained in more than 40 pediatric sub-specialties, Children’s offers a comprehensive array of pediatric healthcare services in Louisiana and the Gulf South. In addition to its main campus located in New Orleans, the hospital operates a network of specialty clinics across Louisiana, including in Covington, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, and Bay St. Louis, MS. Children’s offers primary care services at 12 convenient locations and remotely via its Virtual Care for Kids program. Children’s is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system which also includes New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center New Orleans, West Jefferson Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. Learn more at