Dr. Corey Hebert is a practicing physician, television and radio talk show host and is one of the most widely sought after professionals in his field of community inspired medicine and motivational speaking in the United States today. His travels across the country and around the globe have connected him to thousands of people as both a healer and a motivator, all the while practicing both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hebert is one of the most sought after speakers in his field. He is a highly regarded medical broadcast journalist, working as on-air medical editor for the NBC television affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, as well as a frequent contributor to the "Dr. Oz Show". Dr. Hebert is the host of an extremely popular weekly radio talk show on the Citadel Broadcasting Network, called "Doctor For The People" in which he answers health questions live on the air from people throughout the New Orleans metro area and across the country for those who hear his show simulcast on the internet.
Dr. Hebert has a very unique charm which allows him to talk to urban youth and chair the Board of Directors of many organizations with the same level of acceptance and respect. This is an extremely difficult balancing act, which is what separates him from so many others in his fields of pursuit. After leaving his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dr. Hebert attended Morehouse College, alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He took the campus by storm by becoming freshman class president of what was then the largest freshman class in the college’s illustrious history. Dr. Hebert always wanted to serve his fellow man and upon graduation from Morehouse he continued the pursuit of his goals at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. While at Meharry,
Dr. Hebert received many awards and held many leadership positions. He was the first student to sit on the Institutional Review Board of the college as well as the recipient of the awards of “Best in Surgery” and “Best in Pediatrics”; the latter discipline however, would soon become Dr. Hebert’s life’s passion. Also, while at Meharry, Dr. Hebert won the prestigious National Health Service Corps Scholarship which would finance his education but also allow him to foster his vision of serving the under-represented populations of America. Upon completion of his studies,
Dr. Hebert started his residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans La. where he honed his clinical as well as his leadership skills. He was elected to the National Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics during which he received a special National exemplary achievement award for leadership. Dr. Hebert was also the Chairman of the Louisiana State Medical Society Resident section, the first African American to hold this position.
Dr. Hebert’s clinical expertise earned him the position of Chief Resident of Pediatrics at Tulane University. Dr. Hebert was the first African American to achieve this honor in the renowned institution’s history. After residency Dr. Hebert continued to strive for excellence while fulfilling his obligation to the National Health Service Corps. As Director of Pediatrics for Excelth, Inc., Clinical Pediatrician for New Orleans City Health Dept, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tulane University,
Dr. Hebert saw the healthcare needs of the downtrodden of New Orleans, which were not being addressed. Talking to patients, one by one, was just not good enough to make sweeping changes in an underserved, ill educated community. Dr. Hebert took the bull by the horns and started to produce and host an informative TV show about pediatric health concerns unique to the inner city. The show was aptly titled “Urban Pediatrics” and is still very well received by the parents in the greater New Orleans area. Dr. Hebert has a very sincere charm which allows him to talk to a range of community members including urban youth and corporate executives with the same level of respect and admiration. Reaching out to people at their individual levels is an extremely difficult balancing act, and has what separates Dr. Hebert from so many others in the field of medicine. “I want to be able to talk to the janitor and the chief of staff so that both can understand what I am telling them, says Dr. Hebert, “This is what exemplifies a great communicator.” Dr. Hebert serves on many committees and boards and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the National Executive Committee for the National Health Service Corps. This very important board, overseen by the Surgeon General decides which areas in the US and US territories will be designated as underserved and underrepresented. Recognizing that the school children of New Orleans were some of the most unhealthy, overweight, stressed children in the United States; Dr. Hebert accepted the position of Chief Medical Director of the State of Louisiana Recovery School District. He will spearhead an innovative wellness concept in all of the more than 70 schools in the district to ensure the mental, physical and social health for all of school’s students as well as all faculty and staff. He developed the 1st annual “Fleur de Physicals” in New Orleans which allows all students in New Orleans Public Schools to obtain a free sports physical in preparation for the school year. This year alone the event served over 1000 children. Dr. Hebert has also secured free immunizations for the entire Louisiana Recovery School District, to ensure compliance for the totality of children in Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Since his appointment, the immunization rates have increased from 53 to over 93 percent. Most recently he has been appointed to Chief Medical Officer of Dillard University in New Orleans.
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