Lutifat Kashimawo, MD

  • Sr Physician-Section Head, Southshore Region
  • 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA, 70121
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  • Dr. Kashimawo earned her medical degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. She completed her internship and practiced at the Massey Street Childrens Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, before immigrating to the United States. She completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in general pediatrics as well as pediatric critical care medicine and has been on staff at Ochsner since August of 2001 as a pediatric intensive care provider. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Kashimawo is the section head and medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Ochsner Hospital for Children. She has been very instrumental in the growth of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and have built a solid team of specialists caring for critically ill children with complex needs and their families. She believes every child should be cared for with respect and compassion.

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