PNHP Louisiana Leadership
ELMORE F. RIGAMER, M.D., MPA
Elmore F. Rigamer, MD, MPA, is currently Medical Director for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans where he currently directs several disaster relief programs for victims of the Katrina hurricane disaster. Rigamer received his training in psychiatry at The New York Hospital- Cornell University an Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He received his MPA from Harvard University.
Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Dr. Rigamer served the US Department of State as Medical Director advising the Secretary of State on international health issues while overseeing the health care of Foreign Service diplomats and their families. He also served the US Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Medical Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health, Director of Mental Health Services, and Regional Psychiatrist for Europe, the Soviet Union, and South Asia. Dr. Rigamer has also held positions with Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization and the Ochsner Clinic as well as served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Physician in Monrovia, Liberia.