UMC Leadership

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 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.

Bill Masterton, President and Chief Executive Officer of University Medical Center New OrleansBill Masterton is President and Chief Executive Officer of University Medical Center New Orleans. He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and an extensive background in hospital operations and finance. Mr. Masterton previously served as CEO of Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., CEO of Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, S.C., and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Atlanta Medical Center. Prior to Atlanta Medical Center, Mr. Masterton worked in a number of hospital financial roles. He began his health care career as a consultant with KPMG in the healthcare and life sciences division. Mr. Masterton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Peter DeBlieux, Chief Experience OfficerDr. Peter DeBlieux is the Chief Experience Officer. He is a professor of Clinical Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) and Director of Resident and Faculty Development for the LSUHSC Emergency Medicine department. Dr. DeBlieux previously served as Residency Program Director for LSUHSC. During Hurricane Katrina, he served as a physician at Charity Hospital in caring for patients, visitors and employees, helping direct emergency medical services during recovery efforts in New Orleans from a number of temporary care sites. Dr. DeBlieux received his medical degree at LSUHSC where he also completed internships in internal medicine and emergency medicine, and he completed a critical care fellowship at Charity Hospital.

Dr. Denise Danna, UMC Chief Nursing OfficerDr. Denise Danna is UMC's Chief Nursing Officer. She previously served as associate professor and associate dean in the LSUHSC School of Nursing, and has worked as a registered nurse for 40 years. Dr. Danna’s career includes more than 30 years in leadership positions at Memorial Medical Center and its precursors, Mercy+Baptist Medical Center and Southern Baptist Hospital. She has served as President of the Louisiana State Nurses Association and held leadership positions for the New Orleans District Nurses Association and Epsilon Nu. She has been actively involved with the United Way for many years. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from LSU Medical Center School of Nursing, a master’s degree and doctorate degree from the LSUHSC – School of Nursing. Dr. Danna has a lengthy research background and has been extensively published including co-authoring "Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina.”

Dr. Robin McGoeyDr. Robin McGoey is UMC's Chief Academic Officer. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology at LSU New Orleans School of Medicine, where she served as Residency Program Director for 7 years. She is a member of the LSU SOM Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Steering Committee for Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP). She serves on the Administrative Board of the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. Dr. McGoey received her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia and obtained a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas in Houston before completing medical school at LSU School of Medicine. She did her internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and then completed a four year Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at LSU School of Medicine. She joined the LSU faculty in 2005 where she remains active in autopsy pathology.

Christine Williams Bond, Chief Financial Officer

Christine Williams Bond is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of University Medical Center. Prior to joining UMC, Chris 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.

Lisa Miranda, UMC Chief Operating OfficerLisa Miranda is Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining UMC, Ms. Miranda worked for 27 years at Children’s Hospital New Orleans in a number of roles including Administrative Director of Laboratory Services, Hospital Safety Officer, and Emergency Management Coordinator. She 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. Ms. Miranda received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Nicholls State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Robert (Eli) Smith, Vice President, Business DevelopmentRobert (Eli) Smith serves as Vice President of Business Development for UMC New Orleans. Prior to joining UMC, Smith served in multiple leadership roles within the Carle Physician Group in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Most recently, Smith served as Vice President-Primary Care and Medical Specialties for the Carle Physician Group, where he led the clinical and budgetary operations of Carle Physician Group’s Champaign-Urbana-based primary care and medical specialty clinic site(s)—a $255 million enterprise comprised of 250 physicians and 75 advanced practitioners. Smith holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Jyotsna Fuloria, Vice President of Clinical ResearchDr. Jyotsna Fuloria serves as Vice President of Clinical Research. An oncologist and researcher, Dr. Fuloria joined UMC from 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