Stephen W. Hales, MD, Pro Bono Publico Foundation

TITLE: Grants Committee Chairman

FOCUS AREAS: Public education in New Orleans

CONTACT: info@probonopublicofoundation.org, 504-897-0744

PROFILE: Stephen W. Hales, MD, started Hales Pediatrics in 1982 as a single-physician practice. He also serves as the grants committee chairman for the Pro Bono Publico Foundation in New Orleans.

His professional bio shares:

Dr. Hales has practiced pediatrics in New Orleans since 1978. He started Hales Pediatrics in 1982 as a single physician practice. He is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Medicine. After completing his pediatric residency in Arizona he served for two years in the United States Public Health Service, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Immunology and Allergy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at LSU School of Medicine, where he teaches a course on doctor/patient relationships and medical ethics to first year students. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for Children’s Hospital, the Alliance of Not-for-Profit Hospitals, the Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, Metairie Park Country Day School, St. George’s Episcopal School, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Good Shepherd School. Post-Katrina he has worked to support educational reform in New Orleans as a founding Board Member of New Schools for New Orleans and the Pro Bono Publico Foundation. He is also a Director and member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank. He and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of six sons and grandparents of thirteen grandchildren (mostly granddaughters).

You can learn more about his background and personality in this New Orleans Magazine interview.