Tammuella Singleton, MD
Director, Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Cindy Leissinger, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Pathology
Chief, Section of Hematology & Medical Oncology

Rishi Chavan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Melody S. Benton, MS, CCRP
Administrative Director, Clinical Research Operations

Ernest DeJean, MSW
Program Manager

Chanel Holt, RN
Sickle Cell Nurse

Amy Kinzie, APRN, CNP
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
Benign Hematology

Lynette Joseph
Administrative Secretary


Our Team

LuAnn Wenthold, NP
Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Wenthold is an Iowa native, graduated from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Wisconsin, majoring in nursing, She graduated from Tulane University's nurse practitioner program and obtained a Master's of Public Health in 1981. Since then she has worked as a nurse practitioner in allergy and immunology, internal medicine, adolescent medicine and HIV care. 

Since 2007, she has functioned as the nurse practitioner for sickle cell patients. Her goal is to ensure that patients in the unit receive quality nursing care in a welcoming, comfortable environment and consider the unit a home for when they are in crises.

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5413