John Heaton, M.D.
LCMC Health President of Clinical and System Operations
Dr. John Heaton is the President of Clinical and System Operations and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for LCMC Health. In this role, Heaton is responsible for driving, supporting, and modeling a healthcare delivery system focused on quality, safety, service excellence, and the consistent delivery of an exceptional patient experience at our hospitals. He will also continue to play a pivotal role in the success of Children’s Hospital and the continued enhancement of LCMC’s pediatric strategy. Heaton joined Children’s Hospital as Director of Anesthesiology in 2000, advancing to Associate Medical Director in 2013 and then to Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer in 2014. As a longstanding clinical faculty member of both LSU and Tulane Medical Schools, he has been a staunch advocate for Children’s Hospital’s role as the premier site for pediatric clinical education in the State of Louisiana. An alumnus of the LSU School of Medicine, Heaton is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.