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Susan L. F. McLellan, MD, MPH
Director, Tulane University Travel Clinic

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Dr. McLellan completed her medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana after pursuing a degree in anthropology at Princeton University and a Master's in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. She began a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Los Angeles County – University of Southern California and completed that program at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital.

After a Fogarty fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases which included work in Haiti, Dr. McLellan went on to Emory University for her fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases, and stayed on there as faculty in the HIV care program.

In 1997, Dr. McLellan returned to her hometown in New Orleans, Louisiana where she now holds dual faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section at Tulane University School of Medicine and in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. McLellan's primary interests are in the areas of tropical and travel medicine, and the delivery of care in resource-poor environments. She first visited Haiti in 1982, and has been involved in teaching, clinical, and research projects in that country. She has acted as faculty for courses taught at the School of Public Health in Rwanda. She has also had experience in Francophone Africa, Egypt, Jamaica, Thailand, and Peru, and in the last year has been part of the WHO clinical response team to Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea. She is one of the core faculty members for the Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. McLellan also teaches clinical tropical medicine and general infectious diseases at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is the founder of Tulane University Travel Clinic.

Nicholas Van Sickels, MD
Assistant Director, Tulane  University Travel Clinic

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Dr. Van Sickels received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005. In 2008, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Following a year as a chief resident, he went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011.

During his Infectious Diseases Fellowship, he obtained a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health and later worked in a cholera ward at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles Haiti.

In July 2011, Dr. Van Sickels joined the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. In addition to hospital and clinic services at Tulane Medical Center and Interim Louisiana Public Hospital, he is the Clinic Director of Tulane CD4 Clinic in Alexandria Louisiana and works at Tulane Travel Clinic with Dr. Susan McLellan.

Dr. Van Sickels' primary interests are in the care of persons living with HIV, travel/tropical medicine, and clinical teaching. Dr. Van Sickels has worked with Dr. McLellan in the Tulane University Travel Clinic since 2011.

Stephanie Sell, RN, MPH & TM
Lead Nurse, Tulane University Travel Clinic

Stephanie graduated Summa Cum Laude from DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) with a degree in nursing in 2011. She practiced nursing in Pennsylvania from 2011-2013, and then came to New Orleans to focus on obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane, which she will complete in August of 2015. She holds nursing licenses in both Pennsylvania and Louisiana, and works as a RN in the Emergency Department at University Medical Center in New Orleans.

Charlotte Davenport
Program Coordinator – Tulane University Travel Clinic


Charlotte serves as the program coordinator for the section of Infectious Diseases at Tulane, a position she’s excelled at since 2010. When the Tulane University Travel Clinic opened in May of 2015, we could think of nobody better to coordinate appointments, scheduling, and patient flow through the clinic than Charlotte.

Kathleen Brumfield
Senior Section Administrator
Tulane University Section of Infectious Diseases and Travel Clinic