Dr. SreyRam Kuy's work has spanned from serving as Deputy Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, managing a $14.5 billion budget and 7,300 staff providing access to Community Care for the veterans VA serves nationwide, to leading state level efforts as Chief Medical Officer for Louisiana Medicaid in a $10.7 billion health system providing managed care for 1.6 million patients.
With two decades of experience in the VA, beginning as a medical student, and continuing throughout her career as a resident, fellow, VA staff surgeon, VA Medical Center Associate Chief of Staff, Deputy Under Secretary and Advisor to the VA Secretary, Dr. Kuy is passionate about serving our nation's veterans.
Dr. Kuy trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale, Presidential Leadership Scholar, Eisenhower Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation Health Policy Scholar in the US Senate, American College of Surgeons Health Policy Scholar at Brandeis and Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow. She has published widely on quality, safety and health policy in NEJM Catalyst, JAMA Open, JAMA Surgery and has written for the lay public in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Salon and Huffington Post.
As a practicing general surgeon, Dr. Kuy brings clinical experience from the bedside and the operating room to her leadership as a healthcare executive, educator and researcher.
Dr. SreyRam Kuy, also served as Chief Medical Officer for Medicaid in the Louisiana Department of Health. As CMO for Louisiana Medicaid, Dr. Kuy led the drive for improving healthcare quality, promoting cost effectiveness, and increasing health information technology adoption in a $10.7 billion health system serving 1.6 million patients. Under her leadership, Louisiana Medicaid was the first state to develop a Zika prevention strategy for pregnant Medicaid patients; enabled women with breast cancer to have access to needed reconstructive surgery and BRCA testing, led efforts to coordinate medical disaster relief efforts during Louisiana’s Great Flood, and is leading Louisiana Medicaid’s initiative to tackle the opioid epidemic as the first state in the South to implement a prescription opioid policy.
Dr. Kuy attended Oregon State University where she earned dual degrees in Philosophy and Microbiology. She attended medical school at Oregon Health & Sciences University, then finished general surgery residency. She earned her master’s degree in health policy, public health, and outcomes research at Yale University School of Medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.