Perry G. Rigby, MD

Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology

533 Bolivar, Room 511
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-8977
Fax: (504) 568-4460


Clinical Contact Numbers:

University Medical Center Cancer Center:      702-2837

General Information:                                     568-2370

LSU Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center


MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH


Dr. Perry Rigby is Professor of Medicine and former Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Rigby received his B.S. from Mount Union College and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia and Hematology Fellowship at Boston University. He was Director of the Division of Hematology at The University of Nebraska, later Dean of the Medical School there and then Dean at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Rigby was Chancellor of Louisiana State University Medical Center, and is now Director of Health Care Systems. He was chosen to be a Markle Scholar. He has published 147 scientific papers and abstracts.

Dr. Rigby is Chair of the Louisiana Medical Education Commission, and Vice Chair of the Louisiana Health Works Commission.

Research Interests
  • Physician supply and demand
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Healthcare reform
  • Economics and delivery
  • Myeloproliferative syndromes
  • Coagulation including Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura
Selected Publications

Perry Rigby on PubMed