John Heaton, M.D.

President of Clinical and System Operations

LCMC Health

Geo Area
Region 1

Dr. John Heaton is the President of Clinical and System Operations. Managing a variety of clinical and operational areas, he provides his considerable medical expertise and operational experience to such departments as Human Resources, Facilities, Quality, Case Management, and Population Health. Dr. Heaton also serves LCMC Health as its Chief Medical Officer. Prior to moving into his system-level leadership role, he was Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Children’s Hospital. He originally joined the medical staff at Children’s Hospital in 2000 as Director of Anesthesiology.

An alumnus of the LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Heaton is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Heaton is a passionate advocate for patient safety and the quality of our care delivery systems. A longstanding clinical faculty member at both LSU and Tulane medical schools, he is also a staunch supporter of Children’s Hospital – and the entire LCMC Health family – and works tirelessly to uphold the hospital’s reputation as the premier site for pediatric clinical education in Louisiana.