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Section Chief's Message

david mushatt mdThe Tulane University Adult Infectious Diseases Section is one of 9 internal medicine subspecialty sections within the Department of Medicine.  Our clinical faculty provide infectious diseases inpatient and outpatient consultations at the main teaching hospital, Tulane Medical Center, as well as at University Medical Center New Orleans (formerly known as "Charity Hospital"), and at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.  In addition, we sponsor two Ryan White-funded HIV clinics in New Orleans (Total Health Clinic @ Ruth Fertel Tulane Community Health Center, formerly Tulane T-Cell Clinic) and Alexandria, LA (Tulane CD4 Clinic).

Our Section has an ACGME-accredited ID Fellowship Training Program, accepting two new fellows every July 1.  The training program is two years in duration: the first 12 months are clinical, including a month in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, and the second 12 months are devoted to advanced clinical training, research or the Diploma Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health (or MPH).

We are proud of our reputation as excellent clinicians and educators, and strive to provide compassionate and cutting-edge care to our patients.

In the words of Francis W. Peabody, "One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."

For questions regarding our training program, research or clinical expertise, please contact us at 504-988-7316.


David Mushatt, MD, MPH&TM, FIDSA, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Tulane Adult Infectious Diseases Section
Director, Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program