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Brian M. Barkemeyer, MD

  • Primary Specialty: Neonatology
  • Languages Spoken: English

About Dr. Barkemeyer

Dr. Brian Barkemeyer is Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and has been a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital since 1993; he has served as head of the section of neonatology at LSU since 1998. He holds the Sheila Gottschalk Professorship of Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Barkemeyer is a New Orleans native who received undergraduate and medical degrees from LSU followed by a Pediatrics residency at LSU/Charity Hospital/Children’s Hospital and neonatology fellowship at the combined LSU/Tulane University program.

He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Barkemeyer became interested in the field of neonatology early during his residency training based on the acuity and complexity of vulnerable infants. He continues to be inspired by the challenges faced and resiliency shown by these infants and their families.

As a clinician-educator, Dr. Barkemeyer has enjoyed playing a role in the education of many medical students, residents, and trainees over his career.

As service line director for neonatology at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Barkemeyer oversees patient care and program development at several LCMC NICUs.

A little something extra:

“Raising five kids and sports have kept me sane and happy! I like to stay physically active and to cheer on our Saints or all things LSU Tigers!”

Affiliations Touro, West Jefferson Medical Center, Children's Hospital New Orleans
Location Information
Education and Experience
  • Medical School
  • Louisiana State University (MD) New Orleans, LA
  • Residency
  • LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
  • Fellowship
  • LSU School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). (Pediatrics)
    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
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