Mary Beth Alvarez, MD
Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP
Dr. Wiese attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.
Dr. Wiese devotes his time to teaching and educational research, some of which incorporates evolving technologies in clinical reasoning and patient safety. Dr. Wiese has won over 50 teaching awards. He was named the University of California San Francisco’s Professor of the Year in 2000 and Tulane’s Attending of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007. He was the recipient of The Society of Hospital Medicine’ Education Award in 2005, the ACGME’ Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2006, the AAMC’s Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2006, and the ACP’s Walter J. McDonald Award in 2007.
Gayle Pletsch, MD
Dr. Pletsch completed her Psychiatry resident at Tulane School of Medicine and she served as chief resident of the Psychiatry program. During her residency, she received numerous awards including Award for Residents by the Southern Psychiatric Association and the Gonzalez Award by the Robert Heath Society. She has published numerous papers and case reports. She began her appointment as Tulane’s Psychiatry program director in 2014 with enthusiasm and numerous ideas for advancing the program. She also helps supervise third and fourth year residents in VA outpatient clinics.
J. Brad McConville, MD
Education: MD, University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
L. Lee Tynes, MD, PhD
Dr. Tynes received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA and completed a psychology internship and fellowship at McLean Hospital in Boston. He then earned his medical degree from LSU Medical School and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Currently, Dr Tynes is the Director for Medical Education for Psychiatry at Our Lady of the Lakes and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry as well as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Tulane. He has published over 30 papers, abstracts, and book chapters dealing with an array of topics related to both internal medicine and psychiatry. He teaches a year-long writing seminar to Psychiatry residents to teach them how to write journal articles and successfully get published. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association, and in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
John J Hutchings, MD
Donisha Dunn, MD
Dr. Donisha Dunn is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Tulane University Medical Center School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Louisiana State University where she studied Zoology, Chemistry, and Sociology. Dr. Dunn matriculated to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where she received her Medical Doctorate. She went on to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois as a resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. In 2008, following residency she returned to New Orleans and joined the Tulane University Health Sciences Center.
Erik Whitfield, MD
Dr. Whitfield earned his medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. He then completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Tulane University. He has served as an instructor at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Institute in New Orleans. He previously worked for Charity Hospital in New Orleans and was the Director of the Mental Health Primary Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in New Orleans. Currently, he is the Medical Director of Psychiatry for St. Charles Parish Hospital.
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