Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP is the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Ochsner Health. In this position, he leads Ochsner’s continuum of education including undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs as well as all research initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Seoane oversees Ochsner’s continued academic partnership with the University of Queensland Ochsner Medical School, Xavier University of Louisiana, LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, and Loyola University of New Orleans.
Dr. Seoane is also the executive champion for Healthy State by 2030, Ochsner’s ongoing commitment to building a healthier Louisiana for all people. His work plays a vital role in supporting the priorities outlined to address the state’s top 20 drivers of poor health outcomes and is instrumental in leveraging academic partnerships with other educational institutions to spearhead workforce development initiatives within Ochsner. This vision and efforts to create health equity for the diverse communities Ochsner serves are professionally and personally meaningful for Dr. Seoane, who is a proud Cuban American.
Dr. Seoane graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, an elite designation recognizing excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. After medical school, he completed an internship at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center and residency in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans. He continued his education by completing a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine through a combined LSUHSC and Ochsner Medical Center program.
Since joining Ochsner in 2002, Dr. Seoane has won numerous teaching, community, and leadership awards. He has served in many leadership roles, including Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program, Associate Dean and Dean of University of Queensland Ochsner Medical School, and Medical Director of the Ochsner Medical Center Lung Transplant Program.
Dr. Seoane gives back to the community by serving on the Loyola University of New Orleans Board of Trustees and National Hispanic Medical Association Board.