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AAMC Council Representatives

Dr. Geraldine Ménard is an Associate Professor Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Section Chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Ménard attended Northwestern University School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree in 1997. She completed her residency in internal medicine at McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She returned to New Orleans after residency and has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.

Dr. Ménard provides care for hospitalized medical patients, teaches medical students and residents, and is a consultant to the surgical services. She has been recognized for teaching with receipt of the Owl Club and internal medicine residency Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards. She is also involved in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and serves on numerous hospital committees. She is a member of several national organizations including Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians and was the Co-Chair for the Society of General Internal Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting.


Dr. Michael J. O'Brien is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2003. After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Maryland, and a Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, he returned to New Orleans in 2009 to become Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at Tulane. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an active member in orthopaedic societies locally and nationally. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Louisiana Orthopaedic Society, the Greater New Orleans Orthopaedic Society (GNOOS), and he is the Louisiana Counselor to the Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA). Dr. O’Brien serves on the AANA Research and Technology Committees, Tulane eCW Steering Committee, and is the chairman of the Tulane Code Blue Committee. He is the assistant program director for the orthopaedic residency program. He is also Tulane’s newest member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. He has over 25 articles and book chapters to his credit and lectures locally, nationally and internationally. His interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff disease, shoulder and elbow reconstruction including total shoulder replacements and total elbow replacements, sports medicine, ligament reconstruction of the knee, and fracture care in both adults and children. He practices at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in uptown New Orleans, where he is a team physician for the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League, Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Brother Martin High School.