The goals of the Department of Dermatology are education, patient care and research. Educational objectives focus on the full spectrum of dermatologic disease, in addition to emphasizing the importance of cutaneous signs of internal disease and surgical experience, including Mohs and cosmetic/aesthetic procedural dermatology.Read More
The dermatology faculty at Tulane are highly skilled at the diagnosis and treatment of both common and complex dermatologic disease. They serve as the tertiary referral center for southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Tulane dermatologists treat rare cutaneous disease such as pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, as well as more common conditions such as hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Our dermatologists specialize in the treatment of skin cancers with Mohs surgery available and multi-disciplinary management of rare cutaneous tumors.
Residents and students participate in the ambulatory and hospital care of patients at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and University Medical Center, both situated in the medical district of downtown New Orleans. Residents also have clinics at the Veterans Affairs New Orleans, LA. Faculty members staff the resident-lead clinics at University Medical Center and the VA Hospital. In these settings, residents provide primary dermatologic care for large numbers of patients under the direct supervision of faculty. The diverse patient populations, with a wide spectrum of disease types, provide ample educational opportunities to residents and students. Residents also rotate through Ochsner Clinic Foundation and Children's Hospital, two large hospital groups in the Greater New Orleans area. Residents work closely with faculty on a one-on-one basis in these clinics.