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Prathipa Santhanam, MD, Joins Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

July 26, 2022

Pediatric gastroenterologist specializes in treating patients with nutritional disorders and intestinal failure

BATON ROUGE, LA – Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health has welcomed Prathipa Santhanam, MD, to its group of providers.

A pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Santhanam treats patients with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting, eosinophilic esophagitis, IBD and more. She has a special interest in treating patients with nutritional disorders and intestinal failure.

Dr. Santhanam’s office is located on the 4th floor of the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Gastroenterology building at 8200 Constantin Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call (225) 765-2054.

Dr. Santhanam received her bachelor’s degree in biology, physics and chemistry from Anglo-Chinese Junior College in Singapore before earning her doctoral degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in India. She went on to complete her pediatric residency at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and her ACGME Fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Santhanam was awarded the 2022 Walter Tunnessen Award for Best Clinical Science Research at UNC. She is also a member of several societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and the American Gastroenterological Association.

About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health is a collaborative, coordinated, and child-focused health network that provides patients with more access to physicians and providers specifically trained to care for children. The network includes hospital-based services at the main campus of Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge, as well as St. Francis Pediatrics in Monroe, Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's Hospital in Lafayette and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Bogalusa. It also connects pediatricians, pediatric specialists and other health providers across our state with clinics in the Baton Rouge region, Hammond, Lake Charles, Lafayette and Monroe. This model of coordinated pediatric healthcare extends vital resources into more communities across Louisiana so families have greater access to expertise close to home. For more information, visit

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