Dr. Lori Caloia, Medical Director


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As the Medical Director at Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness, Dr. Caloia directs planning, development and implementation of clinical activities and is a medical resource for LMPHW and the entire community. Her passion for health education is evident in her frequent interviews with local news media and appearances at community events. Dr. Caloia is also committed to improving health equity through building and maintaining collaborative relationships with community partners.

Dr. Caloia earned an M.D. from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) in 2004. She completed a transitional internship at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium from 2004-2005 and a Family Medicine internship at Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency in 2010-2011. She finished a residency at Fairfax Family Practice (Virginia Commonwealth University) in 2013.

Before earning her medical degree Dr. Caloia joined the United States Air Force in 2000 shortly after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Dr. Caloia went on to serve in various Air Force supervisory roles as well as directing a Flight Medicine Clinic in Bagram Afghanistan during a deployment from 2007 to 2008. She eventually became the Chief of Flight Medicine at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. Read her feature article in Louisville Medicine Magazine about her time as a flight surgeon here.

She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University/Fairfax Family Practice and a Leadership Certificate in Public Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013 and is board certified in family medicine.

From 2013 to 2015, she was an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at University of Louisville, where she served in Campus Health Services and as the medical school Assistant Clerkship Director for Family Medicine and a family medicine residency core faculty member.

She subsequently worked as an outpatient a primary care provider in private practice before being appointed to her current position as Medical Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) in November 2017. She has been the medical advisor for the hepatitis A outbreak that began in Jefferson County, KY in 2018. Louisville’s response to the outbreak was called the “gold standard” by the CDC.

Dr. Caloia’ s many awards include the Outstanding Faculty Award from the U of L Family Medical Residency, the Top Resident Teacher Award from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Major John Gillespie Award for Excellence in Medical Knowledge, Clinical Judgement and Medical Ethics.

Dr. Caloia is married to Jeff Ray, a pilot and retired F-15E Weapon Systems Officer (WSO). They have a 10-year old son, Jacob.


Dr. Caloia Video Updates

Jan. 31, 2020 -- What you should know about novel coronavirus


Dr. Caloia in the News

Public Health and Wellness Continues to Monitor the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Louisville's chief physician urges public to get vaccinated after city's first flu-related death