Fred Cerise, M.D. an associate clinical professor of medicine at Louisiana State University. Dr. Cerise has been with LSU for nearly 20 years, including five years as Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical Education. In this capacity, he oversaw LSU Health Science Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport and the LSU Health Care Services Division, which collectively operate 10 public hospitals and associated clinics.
Prior to rejoining LSU, Dr. Cerise was Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Prior to taking the job as Secretary, Dr. Cerise served as administrator of Earl K. Long, LSU’s public hospital and clinic system in Baton Rouge. He is an internal medicine physician and spent 13 years teaching medical students and treating patients in the state’s public hospital system.
Dr. Cerise received an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and a graduate degree in medicine from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his medical residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. Dr. Cerise later received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.