School of Medicine Dean

Lee Hamm, MD, Senior Vice-President & Dean of the School of MedicineL. Lee Hamm, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr. Lee Hamm is Senior Vice President & Dean of the School of Medicine, and the James R. Doty Distinguished Professor and Chair, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Previously he had been Chair of the Department of Medicine and Executive Vice Dean for several years. He is also Co-Director of the Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence.

Dr. Hamm’s honors and awards include a Merit Award from the NIH, an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association Distinguished Service Award, the Donald Seldin Award of the National Kidney Foundation, and the Founders Medal from the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association (both the Kidney Council and the High Blood Pressure Research Council). He was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has been on the editorial board of Kidney International and the American Journal of Physiology, and has been a consulting editor for Hypertension.

His research has been funded by numerous research grants from the AHA, VA and NIH. He has authored more than one hundred twenty original articles and book chapters, and has co-edited a major reference book on acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Clinically, his interests are general nephrology focused on cardiovascular disease in kidney disease, metabolic causes of kidney stones, and electrolyte and acid-base disorders.