Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Names Valerie Welch Chief Medical Information Officer

SHREVEPORT, La. –Valerie Lockhart Welch, MD has been named Chief Medical Information Officer for Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Welch, a Shreveport native, is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and clinical informatics. She earned her undergraduate degree at Emory University and her medical doctorate at LSU Health Shreveport – School of Medicine. Dr. Welch completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at LSU Health Shreveport where she served as Chief Resident. Following competition of her two-year clinical informatics fellowship at Geisinger in Danville, Pa, Dr. Welch returned to her hometown of Shreveport joining Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.