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Program Overview



Program Aims

  • Provide the highest-quality, evidence-based and patient-centered care to patients from across the Gulf South, including those requiring complex care and underserved populations.
  • Successfully recruit diverse trainees and faculty from all populations and geographic regions so our impact reaches into every community.
  • Develop residents, graduates and faculty who are leaders in education for our patients, students and community and who foster a commitment to life-long practice-based learning and education, embodied in the motto “Each One, Teach One.”
  • Provide opportunities for our residents to conduct meaningful and unique research which translates to clinical practice, helps shape clinical guidelines and improves quality and efficiency of surgical care.
  • Intentionally promote physician well-being, professionalism and humanism through our espirit de corps in which the whole person thrives through a culture of mutual trust, commitment, and support.
  • Develop graduates who aspire to greatness and hold leadership roles at all levels, spreading our above listed cultural principals and aims and leading to a cascading impact to transform our profession.



Department of Surgery Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We, the members of the Tulane Department of Surgery, are committed to establishing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. We firmly believe diversity amplifies our strengths and fosters a thriving and sustainable community. We respect and embrace the rich distinctions present through race, gender, religious beliefs, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Through deliberate and transparent action, we seek to achieve our vision and successfully recruit diverse faculty, staff and residents including those who have been, historically underrepresented in medicine, in an effort to reflect the identities of all of the patients we serve. Persistent examination of our policies and processes provides the opportunity to improve their effectiveness and to minimize bias, prejudice, and discrimination.

Through education, we champion cultural competency and intentionally break down barriers to safe communication. As part of the department, our residency and fellowship programs value diversity and inclusion. They present a rich educational and multicultural experience through a whole-person nurturing environment.

As a department, we strive to create a safe professional community, which offers a sustainable sense of belonging for all staff, students, residents, fellows, and faculty.



More Information

Detailed information including salaries, benefits, and vacation and leave policies can be found in the Tulane University School of Medicine Resident and Fellow Policies and Procedures.



Webinars from the 2021-2022 Recruitment Season

Meet the Chair

Meet the Program Directors


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Meet the Residents



Contact our Residency Coordinator:
Grace Millsaps