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Outpatient Practice:

Internal Medicine Practice

Phone: (504)-988-1001
Facsimile: (504)-988-1005

Uptown Square Clinic
Phone: (504)-988-9000
Facsimile: (504)-988-9099

Metairie Clinic
Phone: (504)-988-8050
Facsimile: (504)-988-8051

Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center
Phone: (504)-609-3500
Facsimile: (504)-609-3591

Mailing Address
Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-16
New Orleans, LA 70112

Referring Physician

Academic Office
phone: (504)-988-7518
Facsimile: (504)-988-8252

Timothy S. Harlan, MD


Associate Chief Professor of Outpatient Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Contact Information
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Section of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, SL-16
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-6669
Fax: 504-988-7144

MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Harlan is a board certified internist primarily practicing at the Tulane University Multispecialty Clinic in Downtown New Orleans.  He has had a path to medicine that brings with it an interest in nutrition and its profound effect on our health.

Dr. Tim's love of food began as a teenager working in the restaurant business. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up to managing his first restaurant by the age of eighteen. Along the way he learned cooking from many fine chefs, and at age twenty-two opened his own restaurant: a small country-French café.

Three years operating Le Petit Café—creating menus, being a chef & teaching cooking classes—were challenging and creative.

Closing the restaurant to return to school was an important turning point. Dr. Harlan originally intended to pursue a degree in hotel and restaurant management, but events led him toward medicine and the decision to become a physician.

After finishing an undergraduate degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Harlan went on to study at Emory Univ. School of Medicine. Working as a caterer throughout school, he continued to be involved with food and cooking but noticed a lack of knowledge in the medical field about eating healthy and eating well. Neither patients nor health care providers understood much about a healthful diet.
Patients, it seemed, were usually told not what they could eat but, rather, what they could not eat.

During medical school, Dr. Harlan wrote It's Heartly Fare - a food manual for patients with cardiovascular disease. It is published by Pritchett & Hull Associates, with the fifth edition going to press in the fall of 2006.

His latest book, Hand on Heart, is published by ENDpapers publishing.

Dr. Gourmet has been an on air consultant to the TV Food Network show Cooking Thin. He is also a host on the DIY network show, AskDIY, with segments airing on the DIY network as well as in syndication. In 2002 The Dr. Gourmet Show, which aired on regional public television, won an Emmy(R) award.

In addition to his clinical duties Dr. Harlan serves as the Medical Director for the Tulane University Business Group faculty practice plan and provides support to the section in his role as Associate Chief of General Internal Medicine of Outpatient Programs.  He is also involved in the Foundations of Medicine class providing lectures to first year medical students on nutrition

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263