Pediatric Pulmonologist Joins Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health welcomed Dean Edell, MD, MPH, a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with more than 30 years of experience, research, and practice to its team of providers serving children across Louisiana.

“It means a great deal for our children’s health network to welcome a physician with Dr. Edell’s experience and expertise,” said Trey Dunbar, MD, president of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health. “By expanding our team with experienced physicians, we can ensure we continue to provide exceptional care to our pediatric patients across the state. We’re excited that Dr. Edell will see patients not only in Lafayette, but in Baton Rouge as well.”

Edell earned a medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and went on to complete a pediatric residency at New York Medical College and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary at Duke University College of Medicine. He also earned a Master of Public Health with an emphasis on maternal and child health from New York Medical College. Edell is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. Edell has served in a variety of medical leadership roles over the last 15 years in and around the city of New Orleans, most recently serving as director of pulmonary and respiratory care at a children’s hospital in New Orleans.

He joins Jessica Brown, DO, and Andre Carrion, MD, in serving pediatric pulmonology patients as part of the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health statewide network.

Edell has special interests in chronic lung disease of infancy (CLDI) including bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which is long-term breathing and lung problems in premature babies, acute lung injury, recurrent pneumonia, noisy breathing, and recurrent chest infections.

Edell will see pediatric pulmonary patients at both Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health Pulmonary Clinics in Lafayette and Baton Rouge.