Russell Steele, MD
Division Head, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Steele graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine in their 6 year combined undergraduate/MD program. He is a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. Following a rotating internship at Walter Reed General Hospital and pediatric residency at USA Tripler General Hospital, he completed a fellowship in both infectious diseases and immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Before coming to Ochsner in 2005 he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Professor of Pediatrics with tenure at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Professor of Pediatrics with tenure at LSU Medical School. Awards include the Ogden Bruton Research Award, 14 Teacher of the Year and 4 Golden Apple awards, and most recently a Lifetime Contribution to Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been named one of "Americas Top Pediatricians" and "Top Doctors in New Orleans" repeatedly. He has published over 300 journal articles.