Juan J. Gershanik, MD has a long and distinguished record of service to his community and surrounding area, which includes obtaining his medical degree in Argentina in 1963 and coming to the United States for his training in pediatrics/neonatology and to head the Neonatology Section at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1971 where he developed the first neonatal intensive care unit with an organized transport system for sick newborns. He moved to New Orleans in 1979 and served as the Director of Neonatology at Southern Baptist Hospital until 1993. In 2005, when Katrina struck New Orleans, he assisted in evacuating NICU babies to Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. Currently he serves as the Medical Director of Newborn Services and is Vice-Chair of the Pediatrics Department at West Jefferson Parish Medical Center. He also serves as a clinic professor of pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and his community service activities are highlighted by: his service on the Louisiana State Early Identification of Hearing Impaired Infants Advisory Council, the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund, the Latino Commission of the Louisiana Advisory Committee on Midwifery and serving as a member of the Advisory Council to the Deal of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; serving as President of the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Greater New Orleans, being a member of the Bring Back New Orleans Cultural Committee, is a member of the March of Dimes, and acted as leader of medical teams that participated in trade commissions to Honduras, Panama, and Costa Rica; has received numerous awards by both Hispanic and Louisiana medical societies for his involvement in the community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE , March 22, 2017
Orleans Parish Medical Society appoints Jim Pittman as Executive Director NEW ORLEANS
In recognition of his dedicated service in both elected and appointed positions that uniquely contributed to the welfare
Juan J. Gershanik, MD has a long and distinguished record of service to his community and surrounding area,
Orleans Parish Medical Society Doctors Day was on March 16, 2014
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