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Chairman's Message

I came to New Orleans and Tulane University over 20 years ago. I trained and worked at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and looked forward to working at Tulane. After all, Tulane had a world-renowned reputation and I couldn't go wrong. I was somewhat skeptical moving to the South, but the charisma and warmth of New Orleans charmed me into staying a long time.

I was always proud that I practiced evidence based medicine and always had the latest techniques in patient care and research and I was able to teach these easily. In reality I don't consider myself a teacher or a professor even though I do have these titles. I think of myself more as a learning facilitator, a guide if you will. The most precious moments in my daily life is when a resident is able to deduce the most appropriate course of action as we discuss the pros and cons of a treatment plan. If had I just told him or her exactly what to do, it would have been forgotten. It is a joy to hear residents say, "Dr. Pridjian, you make it seem so logical and practical."

In Obstetrics & Gynecology the resident needs dexterity, practical deductive reasoning, a sharp intellect, and compassion. Many programs teach most of these skills. Our program at Tulane teaches all of them. Our residents are not only outstanding clinicians and surgeons, but excellent teachers and patient advocates.The Tulane Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology challenges residents to be the best they can in all arenas. Are you up to the challenge?

Gabriella Pridjian, MD, MBA
Obstetrics & Gynecology Chairman