For Providers

For Providers

At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, we want to serve not only as a resource for our patients and families, but also for our fellow physicians and providers. Your work in the community is essential to pediatric wellness in our state and as a community we can help improve the medical landscape of the state for our children.

Below you will find several resources of interest to you. Click through to see how you can connect with our medical staff and specialists, hear the latest research spotlights or visit us during our next Grand Rounds.

Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds are offered to physicians on a monthly basis to hear from top specialists about trending healthcare topics.

Rounds are held at 7:30 am in the Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute Lecture Hall. Breakfast is provided. Please see below for the upcoming schedule.

Contact Ashlyn Comeaux at for questions.

  • October 23, 2015 (7:30AM)- Dr. Barry Myones; Rheumatology
  • November 20, 2015 (7:30AM)- Dr. Karen Simpson; Adolescent Medicine 
  • December – No Grand Rounds Scheduled
  • January 22, 2015 (7:30AM)- Dr. Chris Woodward; Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Lunch Lecture Series
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing education for physicians. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit only commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

September 2015
Dr. Rafael Cilloniz presenting: “Exercise Induced Dyspnea in Children and Adolescents”

Overall Goal: The goal is to increase awareness of misdiagnosis and treatment for exercise induced asthma.

Activity Objectives: Overview of exercise physiology; Review differential diagnosis of exercise induced dyspnea, including pathophysiology of exercise induced bronchospasm; Discuss diagnostic approach, workup and treatment of exercise induced dyspnea based on clinical presentation

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August 2015
Dr. Sandhya Mani presenting: “Acute Urticaria, Angiodeme and Anaphylaxis, Oh My!”

Overall GoalThe goal is to increase awareness of proper management of acute urticarial, angioedema and anaphylaxis by understanding the definition and etiology.

Activity Objectives: Recognize causes of acute urticaria; Recognize need for aggressive treatment of hives; Note possible etiologies of angioedema; Recognize the importance of treating anaphylaxis with epinephrine early; Recognize the role of adjunct therapies such as antihistamines in the treatment of anaphylaxis

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July 2015
Dr. Steven Felix presenting: “A Case of Pediatric Carotid Artery Dissection”

Overall GoalUnderstand the role of outpatient therapy in the treatment of children with neurologic injury.  Understand the role of a multidisciplinary team in providing such treatment for children with neurologic injury.  Understand the importance of a team being located at the hospital to provide such services.

Activity Objectives: Understand the presentation, management and long-term outcome of carotid artery dissection in children; Understand the outpatient management of embolic stroke in children; Understand the services available at the Pediatric Development and Therapy Center/Outpatient Physical Medicine of Our Lady of the Lake

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June 2015 – Pediatric Quality and Innovation Quarterly Conference
Drs. Sandy Franz and Chris Funes presenting: Quality Transformation: The Journey from Volume to Value”

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June 2015
Dr. Lauren Haddad presenting: “Pulse Oximetry Screening and Critical Congenital Heart Disease” (49 minutes)

Overall GoalThe purpose of this lecture is to discuss pulse oximetry screening as part of the newborn screen and to become aware of the critical congenital heart diseases targeted by newborn screening and those diseases that can easily be missed. 

Activity Objectives: Understand and be able to perform pulse oximetry screening if necessary; Understand the anatomy and physiology of the 7 targeted cyanotic congenital heart lesions; Understand the congenital heart lesions that may or may not present with cyanosis and therefore may not be caught by pulse oximetry screening.

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May 2015
Dr. Dwayne D. Henry presenting: “The ‘Normal’ and Some ‘Abnormal’ Pediatric Sleep” (1 hour, 9 minutes)

Overall GoalTo understand what is considered normal sleep for age and how to evaluate and address abnormal common sleep issues in pediatric patients. 

Activity Objectives: Understand normal sleep in pediatrics; Review the common sleep abnormalities in children; Discuss treatment options for common sleep abnormalities in children

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April 2015
Dr. Mark L. Kantrows presenting: "LaPOST - A Resource for Any Age” (54 minutes)

Overall GoalTo educate the attendees about the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document.  It's use, benefit and how it was developed.

Activity Objectives: Understand the uses of the LaPOST documents for adults and pediatrics; Describe the evolution of LaPOST; Communication tips related to goals of care; Review and understand the document content.

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March 2015
Dr. James H. Wood presenting "Global Pediatric Surgery: Obstacles and Opportunities" (1 hour, 2 minutes)

Overall Goal: Participants will understand the current state of pediatric surgery globally and will better appreciate the role of pediatric surgery in meeting the basic needs of children in low and middle income countries.  Participants will also begin to discuss possible ways to address the lack of surgical care in these settings.

Activity Objectives: Understand the global burden of pediatric surgical disease; Identify obstacles to meeting the surgical needs of children; Describe strategies for addressing global deficiencies

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January 2015
Dr. George Zakhary presenting "Evaluation and Management of the Abnormal Infant Head Shape (47 minutes)

Overall Goal: To teach participants how to diagnose and manage positional plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis.

Activity Objectives: Discuss how to recognize and treat plagiocephaly. Discuss how to recognize and treat craniosynostosis

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