Infectious Diseases

The Tulane University Adult Infectious Diseases Section is one of 9 internal medicine subspecialty sections within the Department of Medicine.  Our clinical faculty provide infectious diseases inpatient and outpatient consultations at the main teaching hospital, East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, as well as at University Medical Center New Orleans, and at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.  In addition, we sponsor two Ryan White-funded HIV clinics in New Orleans (Total Health Clinic @ Ruth Fertel Tulane Community Health Center, formerly Tulane T-Cell Clinic) and Alexandria, LA (Tulane CD4 Clinic).Read More

Our Section has an ACGME-accredited ID Fellowship Training Program, accepting 3 new fellows every July 1.  Our location provides trainees with exposure to everything from HIV and TB, to geographic fungal infections, tropical diseases and most recently COVID-19.  We have dedicated bone marrow and solid organ transplant ID services as well.

Our faculty are involved in research that spans the spectrum from community HIV trials, to next generation sequencing diagnostics, Dengue, Zika and now SARS CoV-2.

We are proud of our reputation as excellent clinicians and educators, and strive to provide compassionate and cutting-edge care to our patients.

In the words of Francis W. Peabody, "One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."


David Mushatt, MD, MPH&TM, FIDSA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Tulane Adult Infectious Diseases Section

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Statement on Racism and Health Disparities

The Tulane Infectious Diseases Section believes that social determinants of health play a central role in medicine, particularly the impact of structural racism on the health of our patients. In the wake of national awareness of racial injustice and a pandemic that has disproportionately affected African Americans, we join the IDSA in calling for reform to eliminate racism and health disparities. In addition, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, trainees and for people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations.

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For questions regarding our training program, research or clinical expertise, please contact us at 504-988-7316.