Dr. L'Issa L. Gates is one of the preeminent physicians in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area. She is a native New Orleanian who practices pediatrics and preventive medicine and is the first African American Partner at Westside Clinics, AMC where she delivers outstanding healing services with a caring, nurturing approach. Dr. Gates is an alumna of the Committee for a Better New Orleans/Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum and has been named to the Delgado Community College Care & Development of Young Children Board of Advisors because of her keen expertise in child care and commitment to quality, affordable healthcare. In actuality, her influence extends far beyond medicine because she makes a difference in the lives of countless young people by being a staunch advocate for children and abuse prevention, serving as a positive and visible role model in the community; participating in the American Medical Association Doctors Back to School Program; her commitment to lifelong learning and social justice; serving as a Junior Achievement Volunteer and her willingness to educate our youth about healthy lifestyles and choices. Because of her efforts and philanthropy, she was a recipient of Jefferson Parish Presidential and New Orleans Mayoral, Louisiana House and Senate as well as congressional commendations and Data News Weekly named her a 2013 Trailblazer. New Orleans City Business Magazine also listed her in their Ones to Watch highlights and lauded her as a Healthcare Hero.
Dr. Gates is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree Magna Cum Laude in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She earned a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. She is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical and Alpha Kappa Mu Scholastic Honor Societies. Further, Dr. Gates is also a member of the American Medical Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and her name is synonymous with all things medical.
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