Health Care


A commitment to protecting the health of residents of New Orleans and surrounding communities, to better understanding and preventing the diseases that afflict them, and providing them with essential health services has been an integral part of the mission of Tulane University for 180 years. Tulane’s involvement in preserving and improving the health of New Orleans area residents is also among the university’s most important contributions to the health of the city’s and the region’s economy.

  • Tulane is a leading educator of the region’s physician work force. As of the summer of 2013, more than 2,000 graduates of the Tulane University School of Medicine lived in the New Orleans metropolitan area, including 1,086 who lived in the city.

  • In the fall of 2012, 462 residents and fellows were enrolled in graduate medical education at the School of Medicine, developing their skills as physicians while also providing vitally needed services to the region’s residents.

  • In fiscal year 2013, Tulane faculty physicians treated more than 24,000 inpatients and handled more than 308,000 outpatient visits. About 45 percent of those treated by Tulane faculty physicians were city residents, 25 percent lived elsewhere in greater New Or- leans, and 30 percent came from outside the region—highlighting Tulane’s dual role as both a provider of needed local health services and a generator of “export” earnings for the city and the region.

  • Tulane Medical Center, jointly owned by the university and the Hospital Corporation of America, is one of the region’s leading hospitals—and with more than 1,400 employees—is one of the city’s largest private employers.