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Carlo Basilio, MD

Firm Chief

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Undergraduate and Major: University of Virginia, Biology with a specialization in Environmental and Biological Conservation

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Career Goals: GI, Transplant Hepatology

Why I Love Tulane IM:  There is no better place to grow and become the doctor that you want to be than at Tulane.  Everyone is extremely supportive in helping you achieve your goals.  I especially love the patients for whom I have cared.  They are extremely appreciative and many are very sick and provide exposure to interesting pathologies.  Many patients are underserved and have no where else to go for care, and we at Tulane have a mission to help everyone in need of care.  There is a challenge in navigating our health care system to get what our patients need, but training at Tulane instills a sense of advocacy for our patients that is unrivaled anywhere in the country.

Favorite Part of New Orleans: There is always something to do and always something great to eat for everyone!  

Hobbies: Playing euphonium/baritone, plant identification (specifically trees), BODYPUMP, CrossFit

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Claire Fitzgerald, MD

Firm Chief

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate and Major: Harvard University, Human Evolutionary Biology and Global Health and Health Policy

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Career Goals: Academic Hospitalist

Why I Love Tulane IM: I get to take care of patients who need us with like-minded residents who all care about the work we are doing. There is a strong sense of community in this program and in our hospitals. Residency is hard, but it is a lot easier when your work has purpose and you have the support of your program and co-residents..

Favorite Part of New Orleans: It’s impossible to be bored in New Orleans. There is always something to do: new restaurants and bars to explore, festivals nearly every weekend, live music every night of the week, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest

Hobbies: creating elaborate Mardi Gras costumes, crafts, sewing, and long bayou walks with my dog Poppy

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Stella Radosta, MD

Firm Chief

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Undergraduate and Major: George Washington University, major in Psychology

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Career Goals: Combined ID/critical care fellowship followed by a position in an academic medical center where I can continue to interact with residents

Why I Love Tulane IM: I love Tulane IM because it truly does feel like a family. Throughout my years here, I always felt supported and encouraged by my co-residents and I appreciate them more than anything

Favorite thing about New Orleans: My favorite thing about New Orleans is the mentality “don’t impose.” To me, it’s a city where everyone is celebrated, regardless of creed, philosophy, appearance, or preference. It’s a city where you can be unashamedly unabashedly yourself and everyone around you will absolutely love you for it.

Hobbies: Costuming, special effects makeup, video games

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Andy Vegel, MD

Firm Chief

Hometown: La Crosse, WI

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Major: Microbiology

Medical School: University of Wisconsin

Career Goals: Heme/Onc

Why I Love Tulane IM: The patient population

Favorite Part of New Orleans: Food!

Hobbies: Running, exercising, spending time with family and playing with my daughter

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Rebi Ramm, MD

VA Ambulatory Chief

Hometown: Bennington, NE

Undergraduate and Major: Spanish Language & Culture at University of Nebraska Lincoln

Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Career Goals: Hybrid of palliative care and internal medicine

Favorite Part of Tulane: Residency is a marathon. I trust my Tulane co-residents to have my back during the good and the bad days

Favorite Part of New Orleans: This city is overflowing with what makes life worth living: food, art, music, festivals, and worthwhile people to share it with you

Hobbies: D&D, gardening, festivals, cooking

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Christie Talley, MD

UMC Ambulatory Chief

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Undergraduate and Major: The University of Alabama, Food and Nutrition Major

Medical School: LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

Career Goals: Primary Care

Why I Love Tulane IM: I love Tulane IM because of the people and the way they care for all those around them. This city and and these patients are home to me, and I love that our residents and attendings go above and beyond to help the patients on a regular basis. They volunteered to work and help the city (that is not home to many) during Hurricane Ida. Lastly, they lookout for each other every day and make it fun to go to work.

Favorite Part of New Orleans: You never get bored! There is always ALWAYS something to do. Whether its a festival, a concert or just kayaking on Bayou St. John, you'll always have something to look forward to on your days off.

Hobbies: Baking! I'm not very good at it and the middle might always be a little doughy, but it is such a great stress relief

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Albert Jang, MD

VA Quality and Patient Safety Chief

Hometown: San Jose, California

Undergraduate and Major: Rice, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Career Goals: Academic hematology and medical oncology

Why I Love Tulane IM: We are one close family caring for very complicated patients who are incredibly grateful for our care

Favorite Part of New Orleans: No snow, little traffic, good food and fun festivals

Hobbies: Playing basketball, watching sunsets, watching sports, and eating



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