Dr. Mahmoud Hamdan

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Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrinology


Medical School: Almustansiriyah College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

Residency: Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana State University

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana State University


Dr. Hamdan graduated from medical school ranking in the top 15% of his class. He practiced overseas as a pediatrician for years before moving with his family to the United States. During his training overseas, he was elected to be the chief resident of the pediatrics department at Jordan University Hospital. He was directly and heavily involved in teaching medical students and pediatric residents.

During his pediatric endocrinology training at Louisiana State University, he received a grant for research from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. He then presented his research about the racial disparity in Type 1 Diabetes management nationally and internationally and published this data in prestigious medical journals. He received an award for the best poster presentation by a fellow or postdoctoral researcher at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans two years in a row.

Dr. Hamdan also has an interest in weight management and obesity medicine, and is board certified in obesity medicine. Dr. Hamdan is one among few pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists in the country who have such training and certification to help patients who suffer from this common, yet complicated, medical problem. He is also board certified in clinical lipidology and manages kids and young adults with common and rare lipids (cholesterol) disorders. Dr. Hamdan is a certified diabetes care and education specialist.

He is involved with the National Lipid Association and has served on the Inter-Professional Continuing Education Committee since 2016.

In his free time, Dr. Hamdan loves to travel and spend time with family outdoors.

Clinical Interests
  • Obesity medicine
  • Clinical lipidology
  • Thyroid disorders

Dr. Hamdan's published research can be viewed at PubMed.