Familiar name to lead pediatrics at LSU School of Medicine


Dr. Dedrick Moulton returns to New Orleans to lead the Department of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.

Moulton will also serve as chief pediatrician at Children’s Hospital, according to a news release.


LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine has based its pediatrics department at Children’s since 2005, when post-Hurricane Katrina flooding inundated its downtown campus.

Moulton will begin his new role in February, according to the statement.

Moulton previously led the department’s gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition section and fellowship program and served as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. He was Head of the Gastroenterology Service Line at The Children’s and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program.

Moulton is currently a professor of pediatrics at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was also on the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he served as Associate Medical Director of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

Moulton received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, and clinical and research fellowships in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. .


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