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National leader in pediatric healthcare, Dr. Dedrick Moulton, returns to New Orleans to lead pediatrics at LSU Health and serve as Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's Hospital New Orleans

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National leader in pediatric healthcare, Dr. Dedrick Moulton, returns to New Orleans to lead pediatrics at LSU Health and serve as Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children's Hospital New Orleans

New Orleans, LA -- Dedrick Moulton, MD, has been named Head of the Department of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

Dr. Moulton previously led the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Section and Fellowship Program and served as Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in LSU Health New Orleans’ Department of Pediatrics. He was also the Gastroenterology Service Line Chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program.

“We are delighted that Louisiana’s children and families will once again reap the benefits of Dr. Moulton’s extensive expertise,” says Richard DiCarlo, MD, Interim Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. “His demonstrated academic excellence in clinical service and program development, education and clinical and translational research will improve the outcomes for patients. As an exceptional mentor with leadership development skills, Dr. Moulton will also contribute to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce of physician leaders.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Moulton back to New Orleans to lead the Department of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans and to serve as Children’s Hospital’s Pediatrician in Chief,” said John R. Nickens IV, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “Dr. Moulton brings vast pediatric expertise, hands-on experience, and passion to his work. We look forward to advancing the health of children together with his leadership and the continued commitment of the entire department of pediatrics.”

Dr. Moulton is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He also previously served on the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was Associate Medical Director of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Moulton earned his medical degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He completed his pediatrics residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC and both clinical and research fellowships in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He has received NIH and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation grants and industry contracts to conduct clinical trials, perform genetic analysis of children with inflammatory bowel disease, and to evaluate a multianalyte biomarker for distinguishing ulcerative colitis from Crohn’s disease in children.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine has based its Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital New Orleans since 2005 when the flooding following Hurricane Katrina inundated its downtown New Orleans campus. The strategic move ensured the continuity of care through such a devastating time, and the close partnership has grown and flourished ever since.

Dr. Moulton will begin his new role in February 2023.


LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans educates Louisiana's health care professionals. The state's flagship health sciences university, LSU Health New Orleans includes a School of Medicine with campuses in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, the state's only School of Dentistry, Louisiana's only public School of Public Health, and Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. LSU Health New Orleans faculty take care of patients in public and private hospitals and clinics throughout the region. In the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas in a worldwide arena, the LSU Health New Orleans research enterprise generates jobs and enormous economic impact. LSU Health New Orleans faculty have made lifesaving discoveries and continue to work to prevent, advance treatment, or cure disease. To learn more, visit,, or

Children’s Hospital New Orleans 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, 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 Diamondhead, 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