W. Dore Binder, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer of Woman’s Hospital

W. Dore Binder, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Woman’s Hospital. In his role, Binder will serve as a liaison between administration, medical staff, and nursing leadership and will be responsible for employed physician practices, the LSU OB-GYN Clinic, graduate medical education, and medical staff services. 

As a board-certified OB-GYN at Woman’s for the past 34 years, Binder has held numerous state and national leadership positions in advancement of women’s health. He served in the leadership of the Louisiana Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and was president from 2012-2014. He was on the board of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care from 2009 to 2014. He also served on the Louisiana Maternal Child Health Coalition board, the Louisiana March of Dimes board, and the American Hospital Association Committee on Governance.

Binder is one of the founders of Louisiana Women’s Healthcare, an obstetrics and gynecology physician group. He joined Woman's in 2014 as chief quality officer/medical director of perinatal quality. He has served in multiple governance leadership roles at Woman’s, including chief of staff in 2001. He served as chairman of the board in 2008 and as a board member of Woman’s from 2004 through 2012.

He is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Tulane School of Medicine. He completed his OB-GYN residency through Tulane School of Medicine in 1984. While a practicing physician since 1984, he returned to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and earned a Master of Medical Management in 2004.