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Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Appointments:(504) 896-9436 (Dr. Edell)
(504) 896-9438
Office Hours:8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Location:Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge

The Pulmonology Department provides inpatient and outpatient pediatric pulmonary consultations, available for evaluation, diagnosis and therapy. Common disorders include asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, stridor, pneumonia and many other acute and chronic respiratory disorders. The department also offers modalities including intensive care, acute, chronic and home ventilation, pneumograms, sleep studies and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. The Pulmonology Department utilizes the most modern computerized pulmonary function, metabolic and stress test equipment.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Asthma Home
  • Ventilation preparation for families whose child is dependent on a mechanical ventilator
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic cough
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
The Pulmonology Department is located in the Ambulatory Care Center at Children’s Hospital. Patients are also seen at the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge.

Dean S. Edell, MD
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Children’s Hospital
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Specialty Training:
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Special Interests:
Lung injury, Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy ,Bronchoscopy, Critical Care
Boarded in Pediatric Pulmonary since 1994

In Area Since: 1993
In Practice Since: 1987

Stephen Levine, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Autonomous University at Guadalajara at Stony Brook
State University of New York School of Medicine
Specialty Training:
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Special Interests:
Pediatric critical care, pediatric pulmonology
Board certified in Pediatric Pulmonary

In Area Since: 1981
In Practice Since: 1976

Derek Pepiak, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Pulmonology

Professional School: LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Speciality Training:
Bio Residency, Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2003-2006
Primary Care Pediatrician, Westside Pediatric Clinics, Marrero, LA, 2006-2007
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Allergy/Immunology, 2007-2010
Certification American Board of Pediatrics
Special Interests:
Effects of Aspiration on the Respiratory System