Our Doctors


Dean EllithorpeDean Ellithorpe, MD

Dr Ellithorpe, a native of Birmingham Alabama, received his MD degree from Tulane School of Medicine. He then completed an Internship and Internal Medicine residency on the Tulane University Division of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His residency was interrupted by two years of active duty with the Air Force. After completion of his tour of duty with the Air Force he returned to New Orleans for his last year of residency. He then completed a three year NIH-sponsored Fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at Tulane.

Since completing his training he has been a member of the Tulane School of Medicine faculty where he has served in a variety of roles, including Chief of the Pulmonary Diseases Section at the New Orleans VA Medical Center, Coursemaster for sophomore Physical Diagnosis, Director of Student Programs for the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Pulmonary Diseases Fellowship Program. In 1993 he established the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at Tulane as its first Director. He resumed that position after Hurricane Katrina.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial lung diseases, asthma and general pulmonary diseases.


Ross KlingsbergRoss C. Klingsberg, MD

Dr Klingsberg earned his medical degree from Tulane University School and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during his senior year. He completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and both his internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Tulane University. He joined the faculty of Tulane University as an assistant professor in 2008.

Dr Klingsberg is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine. He is member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.

His main research interests are the interstitial lung diseases and medical education. He is currently the co-director of the 2nd-year medical student course Mechanisms of Disease and Secretary of the Tulane General Medical Faculty.


Reinaldo RampollaReinaldo Rampolla, MD

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