Joseph Guarisco, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

System Chair, Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Guarisco is currently System Chief of Emergency Services for the Ochsner Health System. He joined Ochsner as a staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine in August 1980. In July 1990, he pursued a fellowship in anesthesiology at Ochsner. In July 1992, he returned to emergency medicine as Chairman and Medical Director of the Emergency Department before becoming System Chair Emergency Medicine in 2007.

Dr. Guarisco has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and is board certified in emergency medicine. He is a fellow in both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In 2012, he was named Chair of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEM) Operations Management Committee.

Medical School

Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans


Louisiana State University Medical Center


Charity Hospital of Louisiana


Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

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