HAMMOND — Dr. Brandon C. Cambre has been named medical director of North Oaks Medical Center’s Emergency Department with Dr. John R. Krieg serving as assistant medical director, effective Nov. 1.
Cambre succeeds Dr. Mark Haile in the position. Haile has been serving as interim medical director since the death of 22-year medical director Dr. Jay Smith on July 21, 2016.
Cambre is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and joined the emergency team in 2005. He has been emergency department assistant medical director since November 2016. As such, he represented the department on the Physician Informatics and Trauma Committees among his other duties.
On the state level, Cambre serves on the Regional Commission of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network for Region 9 as the representative for hospitals with more than 100 beds.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from LSU in Baton Rouge, Cambre obtained his medical degree from LSU in Shreveport. He completed an internship and residency through the LSU emergency medicine program at the former Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Krieg joined the North Oaks ED team in 2015 with five years of experience working in the emergency medicine field for hospitals and urgent care clinics across southeast Louisiana.
An undergraduate at Nicholls State University, Krieg earned his medical degree through the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed an internship and residency through LSU’s emergency medicine program at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. While interning in 2012, he gave of his time as a recovery volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac.
Before pursuing his medical degree, Krieg earned a master’s degree in physical therapy through the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Professionally, he belongs to the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and American College of Emergency Physicians.