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Ralph R. Chesson, Jr., MD

Jack Andonie Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
 

1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T5-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4850
Fax: (504) 568-5140

rchess@lsuhsc.edu

Degrees

MD - 1972
Medical College of Virginia

Bio

Ralph R. Chesson, MD received his undergraduate education from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Medical Degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He had both Internship and Residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Following a three year tour at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina, he returned in 1979 to be part of the teaching faculty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and started a urogynecology clinic for that program. Following retirement from the Navy in November 1984 he opened a private practice in Norfolk, Virginia and in 1985 started a Urogynecology clinic at Eastern Virginia Medical School for that residency program, initially as an Assistant professor and in 1990 as an Associate Professor. In March 1995 he left private practice to join the faculty at LSUMC as an Associate Professor in the section of Urogynecology. In July 1998 he became the Residency Program Director. Since March 1999 he has been the Section head of Urogynecology as well as the Fellowship Director. He has been the Compliance Corrdinator since that program was started by the school.