Welcome to the Department of Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. One of the oldest academic surgical departments in the United States, the historic accomplishments of our faculty and residents are well-known throughout the world. Combining tradition with cutting-edge technology, and the enthusiastic spirit of advancing surgical sciences, the Tulane Department of Surgery is a respected choice for patients seeing the best in comprehensive healthcare, and for fellows, students and residents determined to learn and contribute to the future of surgery.
We are proud of the people who make up our Department of Surgery team, from staff to residents, fellows, and faculty. I invite you to explore our website, and to contact any member of our department should you wish to learn more.
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- 7th Annual Tulane Symposium on Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases will be held March 21-22, 2015 (Optional Post-Symposia • March 23-24) at the Hyatt Regency French Quarter Hotel. Click here for the symposium brochure and to register online.
- Dr. Rebecca Schroll, Assistant Professor of Surgery, will be presenting "Military To Civilian Experience - A Preliminary Multi-Institutional Analysis of Pre-Hospital Tourniqet Use" this January at the Annual Scientific Assembly in Florida. In March she will also be presenting "The Role of CTA in the Management of Zone 2 Penetrating Neck Trauma in Patients Presenting With Clinical Hard Signs" at the Western Trauma Association Conference in Colorado.
- Fourth year honor surgery medical student, Jason Gauthier's, manuscript "Trocar Site Metastasis Following Robotic Oophorectomy For Ovarian Cancer: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature" has been accepted for publication by the Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society and is currently in press.
- Jennifer Turney, MD, HO-IV Tulane Surgery Resident, recently presented two abstracts at the 2014 Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association in Destin, Florida. The abstracts presented were:
- Tulane Medical Center’s Blunt Trauma Program has a dedicated team of trauma/ critical care surgeons along with the support of in-house subspecialists to treat blunt trauma patients. Tulane offers seamless and timely transfers of blunt trauma patients through the full-service Lagniappe Transfer Center. For more information please click here for the brochure.
- Book Chronicles Department of Surgery's Storied History
"Innovation and Perseverance: A History of the Tulane University Department of Surgery", chronicles the department’s storied past. The book looks at the history of the department from its founding in 1835 to present day, with a special focus on the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina. Written by Dr. Matthew D. Zelhart and Dr. Douglas P. Slakey