SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS

Chief Medical Officer, Louisiana Medicaid

State of Louisiana Department of Health

Baton Rouge, LA

SreyRam Kuy, MD, MHS, is the Medicaid Chief Medical Officer for the Louisiana Department of Health.  She most recently served as Director of the Center for Innovations in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Safety and was the first full time female General Surgeon at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.   She teaches as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University.  Dr. Kuy was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale, completing a fellowship in health policy, public health and outcomes research, and worked as a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Scholar for Senator Tom Harkin in Washington DC.

Dr. Kuy grew up in Oregon, graduated as Valedictorian from Crescent Valley High School, and attended Oregon State University where she earned dual degrees in Philosophy and Microbiology. She attended medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University, then finished general surgery residency.  Dr. Kuy earned her master’s degree in health policy and research at Yale University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Kuy has served in state and national leadership roles in healthcare and health policy.  She served as a Board Member on the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Federation of State Medical Boards’ representative on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  Dr. Kuy has served on several national committees on healthcare policy, quality and safety, including the Clinton Foundation’s Obesity Prevention Task Force, the AcademyHealth State Health Research and Policy Interest Group Advisory Committee, the Louisiana Commission on HIV, AIDS and Hep C; Commission on Opioids and Task Force n Telehealth, and the American College of Surgeons Diversity Committee.  Dr. Kuy has published extensively in JAMA Surgery, Surgery, American Journal of Surgery and other medical journals. Her first textbook, “Fifty Studies Every Surgeon Should Know”, will be released by Oxford University Press. She has also written for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Washington Post, The Independent, Salon and the Huffington Post. 

Dr. Kuy’s vision for Louisiana is to improve access to healthcare, strive for excellence in health outcomes, and promote quality healthcare. 

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