Foster Kordisch, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Kordisch received his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine in 1972. His Residency in Pediatrics was at New Orleans Charity Hospital. He has been with the Children’s Clinic since 1980.

Bruce Thompson, M.D.
Pediatrician

A 1978 graduate of LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Thompson completed his Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1981. Board Certified in Pediatrics, he has been with the Children’s Clinic since 1981.

David Wallace, M.D.
Pediatrician

Board Certified in pediatrics, Dr. Wallace graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1980. His Residency was at LSU School of Medicine in Baton Rouge. He has been with the Children’s Clinic since 1983.

Stuart Landry, M.D.
Pediatrician

Graduating from LSU School of Medicine in 1987, Dr. Landry did his residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  Board certified in pediatrics, he has been with the Children’s Clinic since 1990.

Edgar McCanless, M.D.
Pediatrician

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. McCanless earned his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. His Pediatric Residency was at Duke Hospital, Durham, NC. He had Fellowships at Willard Parker Hospital in New York (infectious disease) and at Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh (child development and child psychiatry). He served two years as a Captain in the USAF at Barksdale Air Force Base in 1955. Dr. McCanless has been in pediatric practice in Lake Charles since 1957, first at Lake Charles Medical & Surgical Clinic and then at the Children’s Clinic since 1981.

Bryan S. Karriker, M.D.
Pediatrician

Graduating from LSU School of Medicine in 1987, Dr. Landry did his residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  Board certified in pediatrics, he has been with the Children’s Clinic since 1990.

Jay R. Maust, II, M.D.
Pediatrician/Internist

Dr. Maust completed Medical School in 1990 at the University of Texas in Houston and his Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. His practice at the Children’s Clinic began in 1998.

Deborah Decker, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Decker completed Medical School in 1994 at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her pediatric residency was completed at LSU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans in 1997. Dr. Decker was in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1998 until she joined the Children’s Clinic in October 2001. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Anatole J. Karpovs, M.D.
Pediatrician

Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Karpovs was raised in New Orleans and graduated from LSU in 1997.  He received his medical degree from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans in 2001.  Dr. Karpovs completed pediatric residency at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2004.  Before coming to the Children’s Clinic in August, 2005, he practiced at VCU Children’s Medical Center in Richmond.

Kipp Ardoin, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Ardoin received a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from LSU in 2003. He received his medical degree from St. Matthews School of Medicine in Grand Cayman in 2007. His pediatric residency was completed at Tulane University School of Medicine/Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA in 2010. He joined the staff of Children’s Clinic the same year.

Juan M. Bossano, M.D.
Neonatologist

Dr. Bossano is a 1981 graduate of San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago where he also had a Fellowship in Neonatology. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology and serves as Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Children’s Hospital.

Jamal Saqer, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Specialist

Dr. Saqer received his medical degree from Garyonis University, Alarab Medical School in Beghazi, Libya in 1983. He finished his residency at Bowman Gray School of Medicine – Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 1993. He completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Florida, college of Medicine in Gainsville, FL in 1996. Dr. Saqer is board certified in pediatrics and is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist.

Susan E. Drez, M.D.
Pediatrician

Susan E. Drez, M.D. received a Bachelor of Arts in French from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia in 1986. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University in 1990. Dr. Drez completed a Pediatric residency at LSU in New Orleans and at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1993. Dr. Drez practiced previously at the Children’s Clinic from 1993 to 1994 and again from 2002 to 2007. Dr. Drez is board certified in Pediatrics.

Stephanie M. Treme, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Stephanie Treme. Dr. Treme received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from McNeese State University and her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas at Houston Pediatric Residency Program.  Dr. Treme will see patients in all Children’s Clinic locations.

Katie E. Price, M.D.
Pediatrician

Dr. Price received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from McNeese State University and her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. She completed pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and practiced pediatrics in New Orleans prior to joining the Children’s Clinic. Dr. Price is board certified in pediatrics.

Beth Savoie, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Beth received her BSN degree from McNeese State University in Lake Charles and her MSN degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is certified by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Associates as both a Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse. Beth has been with the Children’s Clinic since January, 2000.

Lauren Caraway, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Lauren received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 2009. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Lauren has been with the Children’s Clinic since 2013.

Shannon Boudreaux
RN, CPNP

Shannon received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Shannon joined the Children’s Clinic in 2014.

Megan Thibodeaux
RN, CFNP

Please welcome our newest nurse practitioner, Megan Thibodeaux, RN, CFNP! Megan received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in 2008 and 2018 respectively. Megan is now seeing patients in Lake Charles at our 1st Avenue location, and in our Sulphur and Moss Bluff offices.