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.
Visit the Simulation Center
- 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
- A Global Classroom: Dr. Douglas Slakey, Chairman of the Department of Surgery, taught a six month course for students in Vietnam and did most of it from the comfort of his home.
- Watch WWL-TV's segment on "Each Hour A Battle For Lives Of Patients At The Level One Trauma Center". Meg Farris interviews Dr. Norman E. McSwain, Jr., Tulane Professor of Surgery and Trauma Director of LSU Interim University Hospital.