In that role, he is responsible for executive oversight and management for the rapidly growing, statewide network.  Dr. Carmouche joined Ochsner with 19 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in medicine and operations. Prior to joining Ochsner in August, he served as the Executive Vice- President of External Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in Baton Rouge where he designed and deployed a physician-friendly, comprehensive primary care population health program and several commercial ACO contracts.

Dr. Carmouche earned a Bachelor of Science from Tulane University, a Medical Degree from LSU-NO School of Medicine, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He also completed the Executive Program for Managing Health Care Delivery at the Harvard Business School.