Infectious Diseases faculty and fellows provide inpatient consultation services to Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center New Orleans, and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care Systems patients twelve months per year.
Patients requiring inpatient care are admitted to a primary care service (e.g. General Internal Medicine, Surgery, etc.), and the ID team is called in to see those patients in need of ID consultation. In most cases, patients are seen by an infectious diseases fellow (internal medicine doctor receiving advanced training in the subspecialty of infectious diseases) or resident, sometimes a medical student, and always by a Tulane faculty member.