Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Sandra A. Kemmerly, MD, MACP, FIDSA has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She currently is the System Medical Director of Hospital Quality for Ochsner Health located in in New Orleans, LA. In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Kemmerly maintains an active practice at Ochsner Medical Center-Jefferson Highway as an infectious disease physician in the clinic and hospital. She is a past-president of the Medical Staff Executive Committee of Ochsner Medical Center.
Dr. Kemmerly is currently a member of the IDSA Leadership Development Committee and has served on several committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and was elected to the Board of Directors of IDSA from 2007-2010.
A former American College of Physicians Governor for Louisiana and member of the ACP Board of Governors for seven years, Dr. Kemmerly was recognized as a Master of the College in 2009 and received the Louisiana Chapter Laureate Award in 2011.
Kemmerly has completed the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Healthcare Delivery, a comprehensive course covering quality improvement theory, analytic methods and implementation techniques, in addition to obtaining a Patient Safety Practitioner Certificate from the Johns Hopkins Patient Safety Practitioner Workshop at the Armstrong Institute for Safety and Quality.
Shah S, Gupta T, White CJ, Jain S, Ramee E, Qamruddin S, Kemmerly SA. Optimizing cardiovascular imaging in Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis. Echocardiography. 2021 Apr;38(4):574-581. doi: 10.1111/echo.15022. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33704836.
Reed D, Kemmerly SA. Infection control and prevention: a review of hospital-acquired infections and the economic implications. Ochsner J. 2009 Spring;9(1):27-31.
Rao CY, Kurukularatne C, Garcia-Diaz JB, Kemmerly SA, Reed D, Fridkin SK, Morgan J. Implications of detecting the mold Syncephalastrum in clinical specimens of New Orleans residents after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Apr;49(4):411-6.
Reddy B, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Kemmerly SA. Splenic vein thrombosis presenting as Fusobacterium nucleatum bacteremia. J La State Med Soc. 2006 Jul-Aug;158(4):183-5. No abstract available.
Kemmerly SA. Diagnosis and treatment of west nile infections. Ochsner J. 2003 Summer;5(3):16-7.
Petrak RM, Sexton DJ, Butera ML, Tenenbaum MJ, MacGregor MC, Schmidt ME, Joseph WP, Kemmerly SA, Dougherty MJ, Bakken JS, Curfman MF, Martinelli LP, Gainer RB. The value of an infectious diseases specialist. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Apr 15;36(8):1013-7. Epub 2003 Mar 28.