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Katherine Baumgarten, MD, is the medical director of infection prevention for Ochsner Health. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Baumgarten has been on staff at Ochsner since 2000, and has been the medical director of infection prevention at Ochsner since 2008. She also serves as vice president of medical affairs for St. Bernard Parish Hospital. Dr. Baumgarten is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and has expertise in infection prevention, healthcare safety and clinical infectious diseases. She attended college at Washington and Lee University, and earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University. She completed her internship and residency at the University of California at San Francisco and completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. Dr. Baumgarten is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She is also a member of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Dr. Baumgarten has been named Ochsner Health's Physician Leader of the Year, Ochsner Fellow Physician Teacher of the Year, Health Care Heroes City Business Award and named to the Top Doctors of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Medical Education

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Field of Study: Infectious Disease


University of California,S.F. Scl of Med
Field of Study: Internal Medicine


Ochsner Clinic Foundation - GME Office
Field of Study: Infectious Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine