Chief's Message

geraldine menard mdWelcome to the Section of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

The Tulane Section of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine is part of an institution with proud and distinguished history of providing care for varied populations around the globe, advancing medical knowledge, and training the next generation of physicians. Tulane's General Internal Medicine Section has 58 full and part-time faculty members involved in ambulatory medicine, geriatrics, hospital medicine, medicine-pediatrics, palliative care, and preventative health care. Our physicians are passionate clinician-educators, who promote life-long learning and mentorship of our students, residents, and fellows at three affiliated medical centers: University Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, Veterand Affairs Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System, Tulane University Hospital and Clinics, and various community sites throughout New Orleans. Through educational and curricular innovations, our Section faculty are at the table and leading change initiatives to inspire the next generation of physicians and elevate healthcare in New Orleans and our surrounding communitites. Section faculty are healthcare leaders within the department, school, region and nationally advocating for quality improvements, patient safety, social justice, and equality in healthcare for our patients and learners.

We invite you to learn more about the teaching, research, and clinical activities of our Section. I hope that you will take the opportunity to peruse the remainder of our website and get to know us better. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

Geraldine E. Ménard, MD, FACP, FHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine