The Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society re-established in 2011-2012. Drs. Margaret Crittell, Dr. Emily Hobson and Dr. Megan Gardner worked hard to bring this vital organization back to our local pediatric community. Our organization has continued to thrive since that time. We have made the local pediatric community the envy of other specialties as we continue to work TOGETHER to improve the health and well being of the children of Northwest Louisiana. Our local pediatricians, pediatric specialists and pediatric allied health professionals truly know what it means to be a TEAM! We have been honored multiple times as the Louisiana Pediatric Society of the Year. We most recently created a school excuse for the COVID-19 pandemic that has been picked up to be used statewide.
Meet Our Officers:
MEGAN GARDNER MD
ARK-LA-TEX CHILDREN'S CLINIC
When Dr. Gardner isn't busy seeing patients, she's busy advocating for local children and spending time with her beloved dachshunds.
JENNIFER COCKRELL MD
MID CITY PEDIATRICS
Dr. Cockrell has been in private practice since 2007 & has seen countless local children. She is the proud mom of 3 beautiful kids.
RANDALL WHITE, JR, MD
WK PREFERRED PEDIATRICS
Dr. White became an officer his 1st year in private practice in 2019. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, who will be completing her pediatric residency this year.
SASIKUMAR KILAIKODE, MD
OCHSNER LSU HEALTH
Dr. Kilaikode stays busy in not only his pediatric pulmonology practice but also as the assistant director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center
DR. JOSEPH BOCCHINI, JR, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Director of WK's Children's Health Services
Dr. Bocchini is a much beloved legend in this area and nationwide for all his work to help improve the health of all children.
RYAN JONES, MD,
Ochsner LSU Health
When Dr. Jones isn't busy keeping the hearts of children in Northwest Louisiana healthy, he is spending time with his beautiful wife and 4 daughters. We are so thankful to have him in our community!