Baton Rouge General Names New Chief Medical Officer

Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that, after a national search, it has named William “Keith” Kellum, MD, its chief medical officer. Board-certified in internal medicine, Kellum will oversee medical services and clinical strategy at the Bluebonnet and Ascension campuses.

While working at BRG as a hospitalist since 2013, Kellum has taken on various leadership roles, including section chief of hospital medicine and chief medical information officer. He also serves as faculty for BRG’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and hospice medical director for Hospice Baton Rouge, located at BRG’s Mid City campus.

“As the senior medical member of our executive leadership team, we are excited about Dr. Kellum’s vision for clinical services at BRG,” said Edgardo Tenreiro, BRG’s president and CEO. “He is a respected physician and leader throughout both our system and the community, and we look forward to a new chapter with Dr. Kellum at the helm of physician leadership.”

He received a medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences in Shreveport, where he served as student body president, and completed an internal medicine residency at LSU Health Sciences in New Orleans.