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EXPLORE

Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD/MPH
Director, Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Tammuella Singleton, MD
Section Chief, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Hematology/Oncologist

Rishi Chavan, MD
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Hematologist/Oncologist

Melody S. Benton, MS, CCRP

Assistant Director

Ernest DeJean, MSW

Program Manager

Chanel Holt, RN

Sickle Cell Nurse

LuAnn Wenthold, NP

Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner

Lynette Joseph

Administrative Secretary

 

Our Team

Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD/MPH

Director, Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics

Rebecca Kruse-JarresDr. Kruse-Jarres graduated from Tulane University, School of Medicine in 1999 with a combined degree in medicine and public health. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Tulane University where she became faculty in the Section of Hematology/Oncology in 2005. Shortly thereafter, she became Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Program and opened a Sickle Cell Day Hospital in 2007 to provide faster, more compassionate and individualized care for adult patients in acute pain.

One of her main focuses is to provide easier access and to improve care for people with sickle cell disease throughout Louisiana by adapting a patient centered medical home approach. Besides this she is overseeing many research initiatives to better understand sickle cell disease, especially as people are getting older and to improve the lives of those afflicted with it.

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263 medsch@tulane.edu