Women’s & Children’s Hospital recently welcomed Dr. Mario Cardinale, OB-GYN, to its expanding list of providers and specialists caring for the unique healthcare needs of Acadiana families.

Dr. Mario Cardinale, OB-GYN, joined Acadiana Women’s Health Group, which includes his father, Dr. Francis Cardinale, OB-GYN, a founding member of the long-standing practice located on the Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus.

“I watched my father and his partners over the years deliver excellent care to Acadiana women with unwavering dedication and compassion,” Dr. Mario Cardinale said. “It is an honor and a privilege to stand side-by-side with these incredible physicians and Women’s & Children’s Hospital as we continue that level of expert obstetrics and gynecological care for generations to come.”

Dr. Mario Cardinale graduated from UL Lafayette in 2006 with a degree in biology and earned a medical doctorate from LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport in 2013. He recently completed a residency at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport before joining Acadiana Women’s Health Group.

“I love the opportunity to bring life into this world, perform surgery and provide care to women throughout their lifetime,” Dr. Mario Cardinale said. “I am devoted to providing the most up-to-date care in women’s health and look forward to being a resource to women at all stages of their lives.”

Dr. Mario Cardinale’s expertise, experience and enthusiasm truly enhance the services Women’s & Children’s Hospital has provided for the area’s mothers, sisters, aunts, neighbors and friends for nearly 40 years, said Kathy Bobbs, FACHE, Women’s & Children’s Hospital president and CEO. “We are excited to welcome him to the growing team of specialists caring for area families,” she said.