Raju Thomas, M.D.

Message from the Chairman

Our four-year residency program in urology offers intensive clinical training with advanced academic orientation. The program gives residents an opportunity to become skilled clinicians and to develop the background for an academic career if they choose. In either case, our goal is to train physicians who can provide leadership in a challenging specialty in an ever-changing practice environment.

At Tulane Urology, new residents will have access to three major hospitals, including our own Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. Over ten years after Hurricane Katrina forever changed our city, new and exciting additions to the healthcare landscape are now coming to fruition. Tulane Urology is proud to be a part of this new beginning, and excited for what the future holds for the city of New Orleans.

New Tulane Urology residents will receive advanced training at the two new, multi-billion dollar hospitals opening in New Orleans in 2015-16. The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System will provide Tulane Urology residents access to patients from across the Gulf South (from Florida to Louisiana). This partnership is exclusive to Tulane Urology residents and not available to any other program in New Orleans. Additionally, Tulane Urology residents will rotate through the new state-of-the-art University Medical Center of New Orleans (Rev. Avery C. Alexander Academic Research Hospital), which replaces Charity Hospital. This partnership will provide Tulane Urology residents complex and challenging case training with patients who can't be treated anywhere else.

We are very involved in basic and clinical research. Our faculty has solid expertise in both basic urology and in all recognized areas of urologic sub-specialization. In all, a Urology residency offers an exceptionally complete preparation for the challenges of a lifetime of professional growth.

Approximately 25 percent of the applicants are invited for an interview, and no applicant is accepted without a personal interview. Our current RRC-ACGME full accreditation allows for two resident selections per year. We participate in the American Urological Association (AUA) Residency Matching Program.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000