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We are extremely proud of the deep and diverse educational opportunities offered by the hospitals affiliated with our surgery residency program.  Tulane surgery residents are exposed to a rich academic environment which is designed to foster careers as modern clinical investigators, teachers, and practitioners of the medical arts and sciences. In conjunction with our affiliated training institutions, our goal is to provide an excellent basis for postgraduate education by offering comprehensive clinical and research programs, didactics and supervision in the care of our patients.


In the general surgery residency at Tulane, residents develop skills which equip them for a lifetime of learning, professional advancement, and quality patient outcomes.  All hospitals with required rotations are located a short distance from each other within the New Orleans area, and residents are able to return to the main downtown campus twice weekly for a cohesive schedule of academic conferences.  Intern rotations are generally restricted to our main teaching hospitals in the downtown medical district corridor (Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center, and Veterans Administration Medical Center) within a 4-block area.



Tulane Medical Center

Tulane Medical Center is an acclaimed and award-winning teaching, research and medical facility located in downtown New Orleans and serving the greater New Orleans area. The medical center has more than 500 credentialed physicians who provide advanced medical care, ranging from primary to specialty care. Tulane Medical Center is a partnership jointly owned by HCA and Tulane University. A second story pedestrian bridge connects the Medical Center with Tulane University School of Medicine.  TMC is one of the major teaching hospitals for the Tulane General Surgery residency program, and our residents spend time here during every PGY year on a broad variety of rotations including surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and endocrine surgery, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, and acute care surgery. 

Website: www.tulanehealthcare.com
Address: 1415 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112

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University Medical Center of New Orleans

UMC proudly upholds a rich legacy dating back more than 275 years, from the beginnings of Charity Hospital and continuing with the transition from public to private management, and has played an integral role in the Tulane General Surgery Residency program since its inception as one of our major teaching hospitals.  The new University Medical Center, which opened in 2015 to replace Charity Hospital, is a state-of-the-art medical center where our residents and faculty provide compassionate and high-quality care that is on the cutting edge of medicine to all those who need it in the Greater New Orleans area, teaching future medical professionals and exploring new frontiers in health care.  UMC is the region’s only level 1 trauma center and is located in the downtown medical district, steps away from Tulane School of Medicine.  Tulane Surgery residents spend time here during PGY1, PGY2, PGY4 and PGY5 on rotations including trauma, surgical critical care, burn surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and general surgery. 

Website: www.umcno.org
Address: 2000 Canal St.., New Orleans, LA 70112

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Southeastern Louisiana Veteran's Healthcare System

Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Health Care System (SLVHCS) opened its doors in 2016, and is a new, state-of-the-art medical center constructed to replace the New Orleans VAMC which was devastated after Hurricane Katrina. SLVHCS was designed to meet the full array of VA missions, including education, research, national emergency preparedness and assistance. Tulane Surgery residents rotate here during PGY1, PGY2 and PGY4 and gain experience in general, minimally invasive and robotic and vascular surgery.

Website: www.neworleans.va.gov
Address: 2400 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119

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East Jefferson Medical Center

Publicly owned and not-for-profit, East Jefferson is a state-of-the-art community medical center with 420 beds and a medical staff of nearly 700. As a community service district hospital, it serves the burgeoning suburban population of the east bank of Jefferson Parish. EJGH has over 6800 surgical admissions annually. Tulane Surgery residents rotate here during their PGY3, PGY4 and PGY5 years to gain further experience colorectal surgery, endoscopy, vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in a private practice setting.

Website: www.ejgh.org
Address: 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006

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Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital New Orleans is a 247-bed, not-for-profit pediatric medical center offering a complete range of healthcare services to children.  With over 400 physicians, 40 pediatric specialties, and 1700 surgical admissions annually, CHNO is the largest full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Tulane Surgery residents spend time here on their pediatric surgery rotation, typically during PGY3, and gain experience in a broad variety of pediatric general surgery topics as well as pediatric trauma and burns. 

Website: www.chnola.org
Address: 200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

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Touro Medical Center

Located in the beautiful Garden District in uptown New Orleans, Touro Infirmary has been caring for generations of New Orleans families since 1852. Touro has consistently been at the forefront of medical excellence and sees more than 3400 surgical patients annually. Today, the Touro Rehabilitation Center is one of the premier programs in the country and many of our trauma patients from UMC continue their physical rehabilitation care at Touro. Tulane Surgery residents rotate through Touro during their PGY3 and PGY4 years and gain significant experience in general and vascular surgery in a private practice model, including robust experience in robotic general surgery techniques.

Website: www.touro.com
Address: 1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

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West Jefferson Medical Center

West Jefferson Medical Center is a 419-bed, full service, not-for-profit community hospital located on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, just minutes from downtown New Orleans. It has received recognition as one of the top hospitals in the nation and as one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the metropolitan area. “West Jeff” has more than 4400 surgical admissions annually. Surgery residents rotate at here during their PGY3 year on general and minimally invasive surgery. 

Website: www.wjmc.org
Address: 1101 Medical Center Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072

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Ochsner Hospital-Westbank locationLakeview Regional Medical Center

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, established in 1977, is a 167-bed, full service, acute care hospital. As a campus of Tulane Medical Center it offers the most advanced medical and surgical technologies in state-of-the-art facilities available to St. Tammany Parish residents. Tulane surgery residents rotate to Lakeview in their PGY 1 year to gain experience in breast and plastic surgery.

Website: lakeviewregional.com
Address: 95 Judge Tanner Blvd, Covington, LA 70433

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Tulane Lakeside Hospital

Tulane Lakeside Hospital is a satellite campus of Tulane Medical Center located in Metairie, LA (a suburb of New Orleans).  At Tulane Lakeside Hospital, Tulane physicians provide expert medical care for a wide range of services, though it emphasizes women’s healthcare. It is home to the Tulane Breast Health Center, a location of Tulane Aesthetic Surgery, and several Tulane Surgery Clinics. Tulane Surgery residents spend time here during the PGY2 year on breast surgery and plastic surgery and sometimes the PGY1 year on plastic surgery.

Website: www.tulanelakeside.com
Address: 4720 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 300, Metairie, LA 70001

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Rapides Regional Medical Center

Tulane General Surgery residents may choose to complete an elective rotation at Rapides Regional Medical Center during their PGY5 year.  Rapides Regional Medical Center is located in Alexandria, Louisiana, and is a 362-bed state-of-the-art medical facility providing a wide array of services to the community in central Louisiana.  It contains the area’s largest emergency department and, as a Level 2 trauma center, is the only trauma center in central Louisiana.  When Tulane Surgery residents elect to rotate here, they have the opportunity to work with a variety of general, trauma, robotic, cardiothoracic, vascular, plastic, and other surgeons who all enjoy very busy private practices and provide the resident with a robust educational experience that can be somewhat tailored to their individual interests and especially prepare them well to enter a similar private practice setting after graduation.

Website: www.rapidesregional.com
Address: 211 4th St., Alexandria, LA  71301

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