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Laborde Yvens

Yvens Laborde, MD

Chief Community Medical Officer, Ochsner Health

As chief community medical officer, Yvens Laborde, MD is responsible for driving Ochsner’s comprehensive community strategy to promote health equity and further align Ochsner’s efforts with its Healthy State initiatives as an anchor institution in our region. He works with community outreach and community health partners to develop and implement programs focused on improving health and wellness in communities Ochsner serves. In addition, he oversees the education of medical students, residents and beyond by developing and integrating education on diversity, health equity, culturally aware care, and social drivers of health and wellness.

Dr. Laborde earned his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, School of Medicine, completed his internship at Tulane Medical Center and his residency at Ochsner.

Dr. Laborde joined Ochsner in 1995 as a board certified internal medicine physician. Most recently, he served as the medical director of Ochsner Global and Community Health where he led local, regional and global efforts focused on improving health outcomes around the world.