Ochsner Welcomes Chief Medical Officer

Added on Apr 03, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Dr. Joseph Bisordi, M.D. Leads Expansion of Clinical Quality and Medical IT

NEW ORLEANS - As Ochsner continues to expand medical care and services throughout Southeast Louisiana, the health system is proud to welcome Joseph E. Bisordi, M.D., who has been named Chief Medical Officer for Ochsner Health System. As a Board Certified Nephrologist, Dr. Bisordi brings to Ochsner over 30 years experience in medicine and academia. At Ochsner, he will be responsible for overseeing clinical quality and performance improvement initiatives within Ochsner's seven hospitals and 33 health centers and will play an integral role in furthering the development of medical informatics and clinical data management.

"As an organization that provides community healthcare and physician education, Dr. Bisordi brings to Ochsner an impressive wealth of experience in both areas, which will help us increase our quality care and medical information technology," says Warner Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer for Ochsner Health System. Dr. Bisordi will report directly to Mr. Thomas.

Throughout his career, and his many roles and accomplishments, Dr. Bisordi has held key leadership roles in recruitment for senior clinical and administrative leadership and developed enterprise-wide electronic medical records systems. 

Most recently, Dr. Bisordi served as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Medical Center, a 437-bed tertiary care, academic referral hospital with 332 physicians.  He also served as Vice President for Clinical Research for nine years and was a professor of clinical medicine at Pennsylvania State University and Thomas Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bisordi received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School and attended Manhattan College for his undergraduate studies.

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