Our Doctors


Ross KlingsbergRoss C. Klingsberg, MD

Dr Klingsberg earned his medical degree from Tulane University School and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during his senior year. He completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and both his internal medicine residency and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Tulane University. He joined the faculty of Tulane University as an assistant professor in 2008.

Dr Klingsberg is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine. He is member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.

His main research interests are the interstitial lung diseases and medical education. He is currently the co-director of the 2nd-year medical student course Mechanisms of Disease and Secretary of the Tulane General Medical Faculty.


Reinaldo RampollaReinaldo Rampolla, MD

Dean Ellithorpe


Dean Ellithorpe, MD

Sadly, our beloved colleague and mentor, Dean Ellithorpe, passed away on February 19, 2014.  Dean was a physician at Tulane for 51 years and he influenced many of us at the medical school.  Dean held various roles over the years including but limited to course director for Clinical Diagnosis, PFT Lab Director at the VA and PFT Director at Tulane Medical Center, Adult CF Program Director, and Wetmore TB Clinic physician.

In the words of Bruce Marshall, CF Foundation Vice President of Clinical Affairs, "he was a leader in the adult cystic fibrosis community."  Dean was known for being kind, generous, and patient in helping others.  He helped to answer the most difficult dilemmas and was always up to date on the latest treatments.  Dean was a true scholar and gentleman.  We will miss him.


Ross Klingsberg, MD



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