Dr. Sharye Atchison grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended St. Joseph’s Academy for high school. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in international business and a minor in French. After working at Merrill Lynch in Atlanta, Georgia, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a pediatrician. She moved to Shreveport and returned to school. She then attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport and completed her medical degree in 1997. Dr. Atchison remained in Shreveport for her pediatric residency training at LSUHSC. She worked an extra year as a junior faculty member and Chief Resident at LSU. She joined Mid City Pediatrics in 2002. Dr. Atchison is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Atchison is married to Dr. Steve Atchison, an orthopedic surgeon. He also grew up in Baton Rouge. Steve and Sharye met while she was in high school. They were active members in Young Life, a Christian high school organization. They have been married for almost 25 years and have four children. Family activities fill her time outside work. The children are active in various sports, music, and dance. Dr. Atchison enjoys gardening, bird watching, and exercising.