Raju Thomas, M.D.


Our four-year residency program in urology offers intensive clinical training with advanced academic orientation. The program gives residents an opportunity to become skilled clinicians and to develop the background for an academic career if they choose. In either case, our goal is to train physicians who can provide leadership in a challenging specialty in an ever-changing practice environment.

At Tulane we have access to four major hospitals, including our own Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Following hurricane Katrina, we have had to make changes. We have added Tulane-Lakeside campus in Metairie and we continue to rotate through Children’s Hospital. The MCLNO Campus is at University Hospital and the V.A. is limited to an outpatient facility at the former campus with the inpatient facility being transferred to Tulane University hospital for procedures and surgery. We are very involved in basic and clinical research. Our faculty has solid expertise in both basic urology and in all recognized areas of urologic subspecialization. In all, a urology residency at Tulane offers an exceptionally complete preparation for the challenges of a lifetime of professional growth.

In December 2008, the Urology RRC-ACGME approved a return to our pre-Katrina complement of two residents per year, and to continue full accreditation.

Approximately 25 percent of the applicants are invited for an interview, and no applicant is accepted without a personal interview. We participate in the American Urological Association (AUA) Residency Matching Program. We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in our program.

Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, MHA
Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000