Section Chief's Message

Eric Simon, MDWelcome to the Section of Nephrology & Hypertension at Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans. Tulane University offers a comprehensive accredited two-year nephrology training program that includes broad clinical experience at area public, private, and government operated hospitals and clinics, as well as opportunity to achieve scholastically through research, publications and teaching experiences.

A strong relationship with the School of Public Health provides research opportunities in epidemiological studies. The Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence (THRCE) hosts dynamic research conferences and provides additional research opportunities. A close relationship with Tulane Pediatric Nephrology gives fellows access to experts in the field of Pediatric Nephrology. A diverse patient population provides unique clinical opportunities.

The first year of the Nephrology & Hypertension fellowship is spent learning clinical skills through Tulane University Hospital, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, University Medical Center (UMCNO) and the outpatient dialysis units - all of which are adjacent to the medical school. This is a formative year during which the fellow is expected to master the basic aspects of clinical nephrology, including acid-base and electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, hemo- and peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsy and transplant nephrology.

The UMCNO and VA clinics provide a wealth of clinical material. The patient population seen in these facilities provides unparalleled opportunity for the fellow to experience all aspects of nephrology.

The second year of the fellowship offers increased teaching and clinical responsibilities, as well as the time and mentorship so that trainees may achieve research and publication goals through basic science research in the labs and clinical research studies.

Eric E. Simon, MD
Program Director, Nephrology Training Program
Section Chief, Nephrology & Hypertension

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5354