The goals of the Department of Dermatology are education, patient care and research. Educational objectives focus on the full spectrum of dermatologic disease, in addition to emphazing the importance of cutaneous signs of internal disease and surgical experience including Moh’s and cosmetic/aesthetic procedural dermatology.

Academic OverviewThe primary objective is to provide medical students and house staff with an overview of dermatologic disease, to emphasize the importance of cutaneous signs of internal disease and to encourage progressively more responsible experience in the care of patients with dermatologic disease.

Medical students and residents participate in the ambulatory and hospital care of patients at Tulane Medical Center Hospital and Clinic, the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, and the LSU Interim University Hospital, all situated in New Orleans. Residents also have weekly clinics at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Biloxi, MS. These various clinics and hospitals provide a large cohort of patients with a wide spectrum of disease. The diverse patient population enhances the educational impact that students and residents receive and provides ample educational opportunities. Residents also rotate through Ochsner Clinic, a large private practice based hospital group in the Greater New Orleans area. In addition to clinical work, the students and resident take part in a regular and fairly vigorous didactic teaching schedule.  Didactics are held on Fridays, “Friday school.” Friday school is structured such that all our conferences, textbook and journal, are held on Fridays.  Additionally, dermatopathology correlation conference is held on Fridays wherein we review review clinic patients’ biopsy results.

The primary patient care activities include private practice clinics for faculty members at several locations: Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, the Covington Clinic, Gulfport Mohs clinic, and an uptown clinic.  Residents and students rotate through these clinics, providing valuable assistance to faculty practitioners. Residents work closely with faculty on a one on one basis with faculty in the clinics and with attendings on the consult service at the various hospitals which we service. Faculty members staff the resident run clinics at our various locations. In this setting, residents provide primary dermatologic care for large numbers of patients under the direct supervision of faculty. Additionally, residents rotate through the public health clinic, providing care for patients with presumptive sexually transmitted diseases.

Areas of clinical research within the department reflect the many sub-specialties of dermatology. These areas of interest to faculty members include immunodermatology, tumor immunology, wound healing, clinical pharmacology, photobiology and mycology. This provides a backdrop for  clinical research. There are a variety of clinical research studies performed in the department in conjunction with various pharmaceutical companies, and residents may participate in national trials, collaborating with faculty. Our research unit offers opportunities for residents and students to participate actively in clinical research.

Our faculty include full time academic faculty who have specialty areas of interest such as Psoriasis and  lymphomas, Graft vs host disease and other Medical dermatologic entities. We have a full time Moh’s surgeon, and faculty who focus on cosmetic dermatology.  We have a dermatopathologist. Our clinical faculty include nationally recognized experts in the fields of cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology and procedural dermatology.

Medical student rotations, for local as well as visiting students, are available.  For more information, contact Audra Detillier, the Dermatology Program Coordinator at 504-988-5126 or email at

For more information on the residency program, select the link on the sidebar.


1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5331