Richard Vinroot, Jr, MD, MPH

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Dr. Vinroot earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree, with a focus on healthcare/prevention and global health, from the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health. Following graduation, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, where he was chief resident.

Dr. Vinroot has been on staff at Ochsner since 2009 and is a Senior Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Vinroot is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is involved in community service and relief work. He worked in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake. Dr. Vinroot is a member of Doctors Without Borders and spent a year in East Africa as an HIV/TB field physician in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Vinroot is a Senior Lecturer and is the course director of Medicine and Society at the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School of Medicine.

Dr. Vinroot is a commissioned officer in the US Navy and is a member of the US Navy Medical Corps. He has served with the military as a Trauma Team Leader during the Afghanistan War in Kandahar, Afghanistan and as an Expeditionary Emergency Physician at a counter-terrorism base in Djibouti, Horn of Africa.

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University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Louisiana State University School of Medicine

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