Dr. Desmond’s ultimate goal is to work collaboratively with your family to help your child reach their fullest potential. She seeks to anticipate your family’s needs to prevent problems. Dr. Desmond has two young children herself, so she understands the importance of developing a trusting relationship with your family's pediatrician. She wants you to feel comfortable approaching her with any concerns you may have about your child and looks forward to celebrating your child's successes together!
Dr. Desmond is a general pediatrician offering care for children of all backgrounds. She has a passion for preventative medicine and family education.
Dr. Desmond’s clinical interests include preventative medicine and patient/family education. She has researched parental educational sources across various platforms including social media. Dr. Desmond seeks to be a source of trustworthy health advice for her patients and families.
B.S., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2010
M.D., University of Queensland- Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, QLD, Australia and New Orleans, LA, USA 2018
Pediatrics, University of Southern California + Los Angeles County, Los Angeles CA 2019-2020
Pediatrics, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento CA 2020-2022
Best Scholarly Project Oral Presentation, Presented by Dr. Su-Ting Li, Residency Directory, at UC Davis Pediatric Scholarly Project Symposium, Sacramento, CA, 2022
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Ochsner Clinical School, Presented by Dr. Leonardo Seoane, Interim Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, New Orleans, LA, 2018
University of Queensland Summer Research Scholarship, Presented by the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, 2018
Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence, Presented by the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, Brisbane, Australia, 2015, 2017, 2018
Student Ambassador, Ochsner Clinical School, Presented by Dr. Leonardo Seoane, Head of Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA, 2018
Desmond LN, Steele RW. A Clear-Cut Case of Diabetes? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Aug;57(9):1129-1131. doi: 10.1177/0009922817748399.
Desmond LN, Fletcher MB, Warrier RP. Fever and Leg Pain: Consider ALL the Diagnoses. Ochsner J. 2019 May;19(3):260-263. doi: 10.31486/toj.18.0122.