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Marc J Kahn, MD

Dr Marc J Kahn, MD


Dr. Kahn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and did all of his training at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Kahn completed his undergraduate studies at PENN in 1983 graduating summa cum laude with a BA in  Honors Chemistry.  Dr. Kahn subsequently entered medical school at Penn and graduated in 1987.  He was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha in 1986 and received the Merck Award at graduation.  Dr. Kahn then completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  During the 1990-1991 academic year, Dr. Kahn served as the Medical Chief Resident at PENN.  Following his chief residency, Dr. Kahn was a fellow in Hematology Medical Oncology at PENN and spent his latter time as a fellow in the laboratory of Joel Bennett, MD, investigating glycoprotein IIb/IIIa mutations with respect to cellular processing and function.

In 1994, Dr. Kahn joined the faculty at Tulane where he was recruited to be the Program Director of  the Internal Medicine Residency Program.  In 1996, he was also appointed Associate Director for Student Programs in the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Kahn actively participates in the Med/Peds combined program, the Med/Psych combined program and was instrumental in developing the Med/Preventive Medicine residency program. Dr. Kahn was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Kahn sees his primary role at Tulane to be that of a clinician educator. He is board certified and has been re-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.  He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from both students and residents and was awarded the Gloria P. Walsh Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.  He is the author or coauthor of over 30 papers, 8 textbook chapters, and over 30 abstracts concerning medical education, end of life care,  and clinical hematology.  He has made over 30 national presentations in the field of medical education. At Tulane, he serves as the chair of the T1 Clinical Advisory Committee, chair of the General Medical Faculty, and is the Vice Chief of Staff at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic.  He is also a member of the Curriculum Committee, Committee on Student Affairs, Institutional Graduate Medical Education Advisory Committee and Admissions Committee.  On a national level, Dr. Kahn is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and serves on their Membership Services and Data Committee, and Accreditation and Certification Research Committee.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, a member of the Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and a member of the American Association for Cancer Education.  He is also a Medical Schools Representative to the American Medical Association.

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