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.
Paolo Zambito is currently serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer at University Medical Center. He also serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Partner Affiliation for LCMC Health. In this role, he leads LCMC Health in business development, strategy implementation, and partnership affiliations including various LCMC joint ventures. With over 35 years of experience in healthcare, Zambito has focused his career on providing high-quality healthcare through both direct care and administrative leadership roles. Zambito joined the LCMC Health system in June 2013 as Senior Vice President of Operations at the Interim Louisiana State University Hospital (ILH), where he successfully streamlined operational efficiencies for the largest public hospital in the region. Zambito attended the University of St. Francis where he earned a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Arts. He earned his RN from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1983.
Dr. 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. He serves as Executive Director of the Spirit of Charity Foundation.
Dr. 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 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 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, Bond 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 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. 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.
Charlotte Parent, RN, MHCM, is Vice President of Business Development. She has more than 29 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, Parent 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, Parent received her Diploma of Nursing at the Charity Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University and a Masters in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans.
Dr. 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.