Stephen W. Hales, MD

Stephen W. Hales, MD

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).

M. Nora Oates, MD

M. Nora Oates, MD

Dr. Oates joined Hales Pediatrics in September, 2000. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Stanford University School of Medicine, and she did her Pediatric Internship and Residency at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California. Prior to joining Hales Pediatrics she was a staff physician in the emergency room at Children’s Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Nora and her husband, Dr. Fred Lopez, are the parents of two children, Emma and Andrew. Dr. Oates sees both sick and well children in the office and shares hospital rounds and after-hours call. Dr. Oates was recently recognized as a “Healthcare Hero” by New Orleans CityBusiness.

Elizabeth Swanson Milvid, MD

Elizabeth Swanson Milvid, MD

Dr. Milvid joined Hales Pediatrics in July, 2005. She sees sick patients in the office, helps with hospital rounds, and shares after-hours call. She is a graduate of Isidore Newman School and Johns Hopkins University, and received her medical degree and pediatric residency training at Lousiana State University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She and her husband, Ken, are the proud parents of four sons – Will, Max, Harry, and Sam.

Kathleen E. Gorman, MD

Kathleen E. Gorman, MD

Dr. Gorman joined Hales Pediatrics in July, 2007. She sees well and sick patients in the office, helps with hospital rounds, and shares after-hours call. She is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, the University of New Orleans, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training with LSU, doing much of her work at Children’s Hospital. We are delighted that Dr. Gorman, a former patient of Hales Pediatrics, is a part of a practice she grew up in and knows so well.

Angela Kosarek, MD

Angela Kosarek, MD

Dr. Kosarek joined Hales Pediatrics in July 2013. She sees well and sick patients in the office, helps with hospital rounds, and shares after-hours call. A native of Columbia, Louisiana, she is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital. She and her husband, Dr. Logan Kosarek, are the proud parents of Drew and Harry. We are delighted to have Dr. Kosarek as part of our practice.

Charles A. Haydel, Jr. MD

Charles A. Haydel, Jr. MD

Dr. Haydel joined Hales Pediatrics in July 2014. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, where he played on the Jesuit basketball team that won the Louisiana State Championship. After graduating from Louisiana State University he earned his M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency with LSU doing much of his work at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, LA. He and his wife, Sarah (a dentist) are the proud parents of Madison Lea and Charles III (Tripp).  Dr. Haydel cares for both sick and well children in the office and helps with hospital rounds.


Each of our pediatricians is board certified. They are members of the medical staffs, and attend newborns, at Touro Infirmary and Ochsner Baptist Hospital. They are also active staff members of Children’s Hospital, where they admit children and infants past the newborn period.