Professor Leo Seoane

ATH - Professor

Ochsner Clinical School
Faculty of Medicine


Leonardo Seoane, MD, FACP

Dr. Seoane graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, an elite designation recognizing excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. After medical school, he completed an internship at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center and residency in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans. He continued his education by completing a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine through a combined LSUHSC and Ochsner Medical Center program. His pursuit of excellence further inspired him to complete a research and clinical fellowship in Lung Transplant at the Ochsner Medical Center where he has been a staff physician since 2002.

Dr. Leonardo Seoane became an Associate Professor with The University of Queensland, School of Medicine in 2009. He served as the Deputy Head of School for Curriculum, Clerkship Director for the Critical Care course, Clerkship Director of the Internal Medicine course, and Clerkship Director for Medical Specialties for The University of Queensland, Ochsner Clinical School located in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, he developed the disadvantaged youth rotation and the international Haiti rotation as a component of the Medicine in Society course. His passion for academic medicine and the advancement of medical discovery secured his rapid promotion to Senior Deputy Head of School in 2013 and to the Head of School Position in 2016.

Dr. Seoane was instrumental in implementing The University of Queensland School of Medicine curriculum at the Ochsner Clinical School, facilitating the achievement of accreditation from the Australian Medical Council, Californian State Board of Medicine, and recognition from the New York State Board of Education.

Dr. Seoane has won numerous teaching awards, including the Hurst B. Hatch Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year seven times from 2004 - 2013, the Ochsner Health System Spirit of Leadership Award for Teaching in 2006, and most recently, the Ochsner Health System Physician Academic Contributor of the Year in 2016. He is regarded as an expert in the management of sepsis and medical education and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. He has fostered a research partnership between the University of Queensland Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care Research Center and the Ochsner Medical Center Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Palliative Care.

Previous leadership roles held by Dr. Seoane include serving as the Associate Program Director for the Ochsner Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program from 2003 - 2012, Medical Director of the Ochsner Medical Center Lung Transplant Program from 2008 - 2012, and Chair of the Sepsis Performance Improvement Committee at the Ochsner Medical Center.

But most important he is a loving husband to his wife Michelle Seoane M.D. who is a pediatrician practicing in the Ochsner Health System and a proud father of Eddy and Leo.


View all Publications


Journal Article

Conference Publication