“If I can help provide a child with a better start in life by delivering better care, then I’m going to do it. That passionate belief is what drives me.”

Dr. Steven Spedale, M.D. FAAP

Life Saver. Problem Solver.

As a leader in his field, Dr. Spedale has long been a champion for his patients both in and out of the NICU.  Whether as an educator, patient advocate with governmental agencies, EMR developer or clinician, he is committed to discovering and sharing new and better ways to care for critically ill newborns.  Perhaps more than anything, Dr. Spedale is a compassionate physician.

Current Positions

  • Chief of Neonatology, Woman’s Hospital Baton Rouge
  • Chief of Neonatology, Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge
  • NICU Medical Director, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
  • President, Infamedics
  • President, Tecurologic, LLC

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Advocacy & Government

  • Chairman, MedicineLouisiana
  • Louisiana Department of Health
    • Member, Medicaid Quality Committee
    • Chairman, Neonatology Subcommittee
    • Emergency Support Function-8, Health and Medical Response – Subject Matter Expert for NICU Evacuation
  • Vice Chair, Louisiana Commission on Perinatal and Infant Mortality

Recognition

University of Colorado Health Science Center
Denver, Colorado

Instructor
Department of Pediatrics
1988-1991
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
1991-1993
Earl K. Long Hospital
LSU Hospitals Health Care Services Division

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Medical Director
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
July 2007-October, 2008
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Denver, Colorado

Pediatric Residency Program Committee
1987-88
Louisiana State University/Woman's Hospital
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Director
NICU Rotation
LSU OB Residency Program
2008-2015
Woman’s Hospital
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Site Director and Director NICU Rotation
Pediatric Residency
2009–present

Site Director and Director Newborn Rotation
Pediatric Residency
2014-2015
Charles M. Vanchiere Child Advocacy Award

Louisiana Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
2009
Spedale SB: Five Years of Changes on the Receiving End of a Disaster.

Pediat 128: Supplement 1 S18-S19
2011
Spedale SB, Fox JM: PediNotes™- Using Interoperability to Improve Care in the NICU.

Neonatology Today 12:3
2017
Neonatologist Dr. Steven Spedale built his reputation as the director of neonatology for one of the country’s largest birthing centers. In recent years, though, he found a way to bring his other passion, technology, into the NICU by developing an EMR software tool that works like doctors work. This cutting edge, intuitive technology works seamlessly with existing EMRs, including MEDITECH and Epic, to enhance system functionality and caretaker effectiveness.

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