Section Members

Allergy / Immunology / Rheumatology

Jane Maroney El-Dahr, MD

The Section of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology provides health care settings for residents and students, plus research and clinical care of children with allergies, immunologic and rheumatic disorders. 

Jane Maroney El-Dahr, MD
Dr. El-Dahr has been with the Tulane School of Medicine since 1990.  She is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics who board-certified in Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, and Rheumatology.   Dr. El-Dahr completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia Health Science Center where she also completed a Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology. Her areas of interest include pediatric asthma post-Katrina, food allergies, eczema, juvenile arthritis, immuno- modulation.

John Carlson, MD
Dr. Carlson did the majority of his medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine, including medical school, residency and fellowship.   He completed his fellowship in Allergy & Clinical Immunology in June 2010.

The Allergy & Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the ACGME and provides outpatient clinical and inpatient/consultation clinical training in evaluation and management of a diverse patient population with allergic and immunologic disorders. The didactic component provides formal instruction including seminar and conference series in which diverse topics are discussed including medico legal issues/cases, ethical issues, the art of the practice of allergy and many others. The research program requires participation in design of research protocols or in on-going projects. Fellows are required to present findings in written and oral form. Laboratory research experience also exposes fellows to performance and interpretation of diagnostic assays related to atopic and immunologic diseases. Research educational experience is available in the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory where tissue-typing and cross-match studies are performed as well as at the United States Department of Agriculture where peanut and tree nut research is ongoing.

Department of Pediatrics, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5456