The Department of Pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans is committed to excellence in research, education and the care of infants, children and young adults. Our clinical enterprises, educational endeavors and research programs put Tulane Pediatrics on the forefront of academic medicine on the Gulf Coast.
In partnership with Children's Hospital New Orleans, our programs and services provide outstanding primary and specialty care. Most of our faculty are consistently rated among the best in their respective specialty and actively engage in research to give their patients the most effective diagnosis, treatments and prevention therapies available today.Read More
As part of Tulane University School of Medicine, we prepare future leaders in pediatric medicine by offering one of the most diverse training experiences in country. Residents and students are exposed to a variety of primary and tertiary health care systems from community clinics, to primary care regional hospitals, private hospitals and the Children's Hospital Health System. Our combined residency program with Ochsner Health System and our award winning student clerkship program provide hands-on learning to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge they'll need as future advocates of children's health.
In addition to providing outstanding clinical care and education, the Department of Pediatrics at Tulane is endowed with superb clinician-scientists who conduct cutting edge research in multiple areas such as nephrology, human genetics, cancer, infectious disease, critical care, cystic fibrosis, asthma and growth and development. The faculty are often cited and contribute to pediatric medical publications and participate at national and regional conferences as experts in the related fields.
Children's Hospital New Orleans is the primary location of healthcare services for Tulane Pediatrics.
The mission of the Department is to advance knowledge in the field of Pediatrics through innovative medical education to students, residents and fellows; cutting-edge basic and applied health research; and quality clinical services in general and specialty pediatrics.
Samir El-Dahr, MD - Chairman
Kimberly Peters - Associate Chair for Strategy and Development
Patrice Evers, MD- Vice Chair, Clinical Services
Adrienne Savant, MD - Vice Chair, Education
Tina Simpson, MD - Vice Chair, Faculty Development
Kimberly Mukerjee, MD, MPH - Residency Director
Margaret Huntwork, MD, MSEd - Student Clerkship Director
John Schieffelin, MD - Fellowship Program Director
Scott Thompson - Sr. Department Administrator II