Dr. Jeffrey Kuo: From LSU Purple and Gold to Ochsner Blue (and Saints Black and Gold)
April 05, 2021
New Colors, Same Stripes
From when he received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from LSU in 2000 and his MD from LSU Health New Orleans in 2004, Dr. Jeffrey Kuo has been busy. Though he still considers his primary gig being an emergency room physician at Ochsner, he admits it is hard for him to find the time for that job given his dozen-plus other jobs. When the Saints play in the Superdome, Dr. Kuo stands just off the field in his recognizable red cap, ready to run if a player is seriously injured. He also stands ready at concerts (Beyoncé, Elton John, Rolling Stones) and large New Orleans festivals (Jazz Fest, Voodoo, Essence, BUKU). And when he’s not there, Dr. Kuo manages the Ochsner helicopter program and their system-wide patient flow and referral system, connecting dots and facilitating patient transfers across the Gulf South.
“LSU prepared me exceptionally well for medical school and for my career as a physician and leader. Although my life and career have evolved considerably since my days in Baton Rouge, the lessons I learned at LSU have had a profound and transcendent impact on me, and my tiger stripes are still very much present.”- Dr. Jeffrey Kuo, medical director of five departments at Ochsner