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L’Issa L. Gates, MD, FAAP

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Ochsner Health System

Dr. L’issa L. Gates is a celebrated pediatric specialist, social justice advocate and community servant from New Orleans Louisiana. She practices pediatric medicine at Ochsner for Children which is a unit of Ochsner Health System. Dr. Gates was is formally an Attending Physician and first African American Partner at Westside Clinics, AMC which ultimately became Ochsner. She earner her Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Aside from her practice, Dr. Gates routinely takes an active role in mentoring youth and educating the community about healthy lifestyles. She champions the causes of such organizations as the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Susan G. Komen Foundation and the March of Dimes. Dr. Gates also gives selflessly to local initiatives that directly impact the community as a whole.

Further, in just a short period of time, she has become a very powerful voice in New Orleans healthcare and has amassed a bevy of awards and distinctions from a litany of prominent organizations that attest to her unwavering commitment to her city and its citizenry. Dr. L’Issa L. Gates is truly a gifted and respected doctor for the people.