Dr. Chuck Fox was honored as Physician Leader of the Year at the Ochsner Spirit of Leadership Awards ceremony on June 25, 2020. He was recognized for leading one of the finest anesthesiology programs in the country, effectively implementing new safety protocols and in reducing opioid consumption. He was also recognized as being instrumental in quality improvements and in the recruitment of more than 170 physicians in less than two years.
As Head/Chairman of LSU Health Shreveport's Anesthesiology Department, Dr. Fox is regarded as a highly skilled professional with specialized training in pediatric anesthesia and considered one of the finest anesthesiologists in the country. Anesthesia has become safer and more efficient under his leadership. He has introduced Advanced Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols to reduce postoperative opioid consumption and directly mitigate the opioid epidemic in the region. Dr. Fox is a master recruiter, attracting approximately 140 physicians to the community over the past two years. As lead physician he has also improved all hospital quality metrics and contributed to the success of the partnership between Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport.