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Meet the People in Charge of Our New Orleans Hospital

University Medical Center New Orleans has become an important part of our community. Offering outstanding care, medical training, and advancements in research, our hospital continues to improve the lives of countless people throughout the area. Learn more about our leadership by reading below.

Emily Sedgwick, MD, President & Chief Executive OfficerTerrie-Sterling

Dr. Emily Sedgwick has had more than 20 years of healthcare experience and leadership in large complex nonprofit academic healthcare systems and for-profit hospital systems. She comes to University Medical Center from her role as Executive Chief Medical Officer at the University of Kentucky hospital system, a $2.98 billion organization comprised of four hospitals and more than 12,000 employees, serving patients from Kentucky, West Virginia, northern Tennessee, and southern Ohio. While in Kentucky, she led a multidisciplinary team to improve hospital throughput, reducing the inpatient bed turnaround time by 32%. In addition, she spearheaded a clinical documentation initiative to improve hospital quality ratings, revenue, and inpatient throughput. Emily began her career as a faculty member at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in 2001. She later moved to Houston, where she practiced at Houston Methodist as a diagnostic radiologist.

Lisa Miranda, Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Miranda began her career as a medical technologist in the Children’s Hospital Laboratory, and transitioned into several administrative roles, including Laboratory Supervisor, Assistant Director of the Laboratory, and Assistant Director of Quality Assurance/Infection/Utilization Review. Prior to joining University Medical Center, she worked for 27 years at Children’s Hospital New Orleans in several roles, including Administrative Director of Laboratory Services, Hospital Safety Officer, and Emergency Management Coordinator. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Nicholls State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Puneet Freibott, Chief Administrative OfficerDr. Puneet Freibott

Dr. Puneet Freibott, RN, FACHE, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, has extensive diverse experiences in hospital operations and a demonstrated success track record in achieving stellar patient outcomes through collaboration and patient centricity. She is passionate about developing and empowering teams to eliminate patient harm and to create effective and efficient sustainable models for high-quality healthcare delivery. Dr. Freibott has served in executive leadership positions in non-profit academic magnet Institutions and for-profit hospital systems. Her most recent executive leadership role was with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the adult teaching hospital for the Washington University School of Medicine. In 2022, the hospital was named one of the top twenty hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Christine Williams Bond, Chief Financial OfficerChristine Williams Bond

Christine Williams Bond previously worked at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, GA, in the role of Assistant Chief Financial Officer. She previously worked as Controller at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, GA, and Emory Dunwoody Hospital in Atlanta, GA. A native New Orleanian, Chris received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from the University of New Orleans.

Charlotte Parent, RN, MHCM, Vice President of Business DevelopmentCharlotte Parent

Charlotte Parent, RN, MHCM, has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President of Community Affairs and Network Development at LCMC Health. From 2014-2016, she served as Director of the New Orleans Health Department; for several months during that time, she led New Orleans East Hospital as interim CEO. While in her role as New Orleans Health Director, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the city’s smoking ban and initiatives related to homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Early in her career, she was the director of Maternal and Child Services at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, where she developed and oversaw services for expectant mothers and their families. A native New Orleanian, Charlotte received her Diploma of Nursing at the Charity Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University and a master's degree in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans.

Sherri Peavy, Vice President of Ambulatory & Physician ServicesSherri Peavy

Sherri Peavy hails from Chicago and brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. Sherri has held operational leadership roles in multiple specialties, including Internal and Family Medicine, Preventative Cardiology, Behavioral Health, Integrative Medicine and Oncology at community hospitals and academic medical centers. Most recently, she served as Senior Director, Oncology Service Line, for the University of Illinois Health Sciences System in Chicago. She also previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the University of Illinois Health Science System and Director of Operations for Northwestern Medicine. Sherri holds a bachelor’s degree in Science - Nursing, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Lewis University.

Dr. Jyotsna Fuloria, Vice President of Clinical ResearchDr. Jyotsna Fuloria

Dr. Jyotsna Fuloria serves as Vice President of Clinical Research for University Medical Center. An oncologist and researcher, Dr. Fuloria previously worked at the Ochsner Cancer Institute where she served as Director of Clinical Oncology Research. Prior to that she held positions in clinical oncology research. Dr. Fuloria received her medical degree from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Unity Health System Rochester, N.Y., and her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at St. Frances Hospital of Evanston and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.