Dr. Cole began his role as System VP, Clinical Improvement for Ochsner Health in New Orleans in September 2019.
He is a primary care internistwith advanced degrees from LSU and Dartmouth, as well as executive training from Harvard School of Business.Prior to joining Ochsner Health, Dr. Cole was the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for Baton Rouge General Medical Center, where he was hired as the lead physician for the health system and led all strategic initiatives for transformation toward value-based care. Before that,Dr. Cole served as VP of Care Delivery and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. In this role, he was instrumental in building value-based, collaborative relationships with physicians and providers across the statewide network, focused on achieving better outcomes for its members. In addition, Dr. Cole was one of Baton Rouge’s first physician Lean Six Sigma Green Belt graduates.
Previously, he served as a private practice internist at Baton Rouge Clinic, where he also served as Chief Quality Officer, Chair of the Internal Medicine Department, and an Executive Member of the Board.
Speaking at these upcoming events:
- Benefit Design Strategies Summit
March 3 – 4, 2022 • Dallas, TX