Juan Duchesne, MD

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Trauma, Acute Care & Critical Care Surgery
School of Medicine

Education & Affiliations

MD: Ponce School of Medicine Ponce, Puerto Rico, Graduated in 1999
Internship & Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana General Surgery, 1999 - 2004
Clinical Fellowship: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana Trauma/Critical Care Surgery, 07/01/2004 – 06/30/2005
Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2005
Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 2005

Areas of Expertise

Trauma & Critical Care Surgery


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Dr. Juan C. Duchesne joined the full-time faculty in March of 2017 as a Professor of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to recently joining the full-time faculty at Tulane, Dr. Duchesne was a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Tulane, the Graduate Medical Education Director and Medical Director of the Shock Trauma Program at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Louisiana. He joined North Oaks Medical Center in June of 2013 and has been on Tulane's Department of Surgery faculty since December 2006. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico (Humacao, Puerto Rico) and his Medical Degree from Ponce School of Medicine (Ponce, Puerto Rico). Dr. Duchesne did his general surgery residency and fellowship training at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center (New Orleans, LA). Following his fellowship training in 2005, Dr. Duchesne was Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery/Trauma/Critical Care at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS). While there, he received the Outstanding Clinical Research Achievement Award. He currently serves as Chair of the Committee of Trauma for the Louisiana chapter with the American College of Surgeons and Critical Care Chair for Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization. He has presented his research results at national and international trauma and critical care surgical conferences. Dr. Duchesne is well published, having over 90 publications and more than 100 national and international guest speaker invitations. 


Critical Care Surgery
Trauma Surgery
General Surgery