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a One on One with

Vascular surgeon Andrew Olinde, MD, was named Chief

Medical Officer at Baton Rouge General in December. In this role,

Dr. Olinde is responsible for building positive relationships with

the physician community and representing the General publicly

on medical topics. In addition, he continues to see patients at the

Vascular Specialty Center located on the General’s Bluebonnet


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, member of the American College of Surgery,

serves as a Rotarian, 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.

Andrew Olinde, MD

Ch i e f Med i ca l Of f i cer, Ba ton Rouge Gener a l