Dr. Arturo Gastañaduy was born in Lima, Peru. He is the proud father of 3 children and even prouder grandfather of 5.
“Dr. G”, as he came to be known early in his medical career, graduated from the San Marcos University Medical School, in Lima, Peru. He then came to the United States where he completed his Pediatric Residency at Baltimore City Hospitals/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following his Residency, Dr. G completed a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
After his training, Dr. G returned to Lima, Peru, and worked for the Nutrition Research Institute where he was appointed Associate for the Department of International Health of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. In 1992, Dr. G and his family returned to the United States, and Dr. G joined the Department of Pediatrics at Louisiana State University Medical School. Dr. G has practiced pediatrics, and taught many aspiring pediatricians at University and Children’s Hospitals in New Orleans for 25 years.
Throughout his career, Dr. G has pursued research, focused on pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric nutrition. He has published many medical articles and book chapters, and he has presented his research at national and international meetings. Dr. G has also has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization Diarrheal Diseases Control Program and the Applied Diarrheal Disease Research Project of the Harvard Institute for International Development. His work has advanced the clinical management of diarrheal diseases and malnutrition in children.
Given his background, training and experience Dr. G is convinced that “prevention is the best medicine.” He strongly supports breast feeding, immunizations, healthy diet and exercise, and regular doctor visits for children, so they can grow strong and healthy.
Dr. G is a compassionate pediatrician who strives to treat his patients as he would like his grandchildren to be treated.