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Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Infectious Diseases Department
1514 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA  70121

Phone: 504 842 4005
Fax: 504 842 3633

Training Program Director

Obinna Nnedu MD, MPH, CTropmed, CTH    

Research Interests:  Parasitology, Travel medicine, Medical education

Participating Hospitals

  • Ochsner Foundation Hospital : 532

Program Training Offerings

How does this program meet the ABIM requirements for training in clinical microbiology?

Didactic Lectures
Hands-on Experience

The Program provides training in hospital epidemiology through:

Didactic Lectures
Continuity Clinic

The Program provides clinical experience for fellows in the following:

Infections in solid organ transplant patients
Infections in travelers and tropical medicine

This Program provides training in STD management through:

Didactic Lectures
Attendance at STD Clinic

The Program has a didactic lecture course for fellows:


If yes, what is the average number of lectures provided over a two-year period?


Training is for:


Are there citizenship requirements?


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Number of fellows accepted each year:


Duration of the Fellowship (years):


The Program has a training grant (T32):


Average number of infectious diseases consults per trainee per year:


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Additional Training/Faculty Resources (optional):


This is a well-balanced clinical-track program with an emphasis on care of solid organ transplant patients, travel medicine and critical care infectious diseases. There is a weekly combined teaching conference jointly attended by faculty and fellows of Tulane, LSU and Ochsner I.D. programs.


Applications accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®)?


Timeframe when applications are accepted:

Timeframe when interviews are done

Joseph R. Dalovisio , MD

Research Interests: Nucleic acid amplification technologies for diagnosis, mycobacterial diseases, and outpatient infusion therapy

Department Chair

Christopher Blais , MD , Department Chair

Research Interests: General Infectious Diseases, Palliative Care


Katherine L. Baumgarten , MD

Research Interests: Infection Control

Eric Ehrensing , MD

Research Interests: Wound care

Julia Garcia-Diaz , MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA

Research Interests: Infections in Solid Organ Transplant, Fungal Infections

Jonathan Hand , MD

Research Interests: Infections in Solid Organ Transplant, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Sandra A. Kemmerly , MD, FIDSA , Assoc. Section head

Research Interests: Improving quality measures in healthcare

George A. Pankey , MD , Director of Infectious Disease Research

Research Interests: Antimicrobial synergy, Antimicrobial resistance

Julius Li , PharmD

Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, Antimicrobial resistance

Cynthia Nguyen , PharmD

Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship

Andrea Linscott , PhD , Director Microbiology Lab

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