Baton Rouge General Names Olinde Chief Medical Officer

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General today named vascular surgeon Andrew Olinde, MD, its Chief Medical Officer.

In this role, Dr. Olinde will be responsible for building positive relationships with the physician community and representing the General publicly on medical topics. In addition, he will continue to see patients at the Vascular Specialty Center located on the General’s Bluebonnet campus.

“Not only is Dr. Olinde a great physician and a great surgeon, but he is a great physician leader,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, acting CEO of BRG. “Over the years he has played a critical role in our clinical programs and now he will have the opportunity to work with his fellow physicians, with nurses and clinicians and with management with the goal of improving the health of the patients we serve. I am thrilled to have him as our Chief Medical Officer.”

Olinde is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon who has practiced medicine for 30 years. An LSU undergrad, he attended medical school at LSU-New Orleans and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Mississippi in Jackson and his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Olinde has served as BRG’s Chief of Medical Staff and is a member of the James Hardy Surgical Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery , the American College of Phlebology, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society and the board for the Gulf Coast Vascular Society. Olinde is a Fellow, American College of Surgery, serves as a Rotarian, and is a member of the board of directors for Baton Rouge General Medical Center and was first selected and has received the Best Doctors in America award since 2001.

“I’ve been involved with the General for many years and I’ve always been impressed with the care it provides its patients,” said Olinde. “I’m excited to take on a new role and look forward to ensuring our physician groups are providing the best possible care to our community.”

Andrew Olinde, MD

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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