Stephens to address community for 2009 Juneteenth

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Currently, he serves on the clinical faculty of Xavier University, Dillard University, LSU Medical School and Tulane Medical School. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and has worked as a consultant to many local, state and federal agencies. Another position he has held was Women’s health Medical Director for the Office of Public health in the Department of health and Hospitals for the State of Louisiana.

Dr. Stephens is also known for his numerous publications, speaking engagements and media appearances, as he is a strong advocate for primary care. Speaking engagements and seminars included those of the Keystone Forum on National Obesity as health leaders come from around the country to help address the issue of obesity and working hand and hand with the CDC on many different health matters that may affect the community. He serves on the board of ACCLPP with the Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch, Emergency and Environmental health Services for the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. His media appearances include health segments for viewers of the BBC, CNN and CBS broadcast stations as he reaches out to those around the world about the importance of good health.

Dr. Stephens educational background includes being a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and an attorney specializing in Health Policy and Public Health Administration. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Southern University, an M.D. from LSU Medical School. His residency in Ob/Gyn was competed with Tulane University. He has also achieved a J.D. from Loyola University. Additionally, he is a fellow of ACOG and has been in practice for over 15 years.

Dr. Stephens is a native of Gonzales, Louisiana and resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is married to Dr. Cheryll Bowers-Stephens, a board certified child psychiatrist who presently serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Mental health, Department of health and Hospitals. They are blessed with three sons.