As the largest clinical department in the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, the Department of Medicine seeks to enhance the quality and effectiveness of healthcare. We are comprised of 13 sub-specialty sections with over 100 faculty who are dedicated to the goal of excellence in education, research, and patient care.

Each year we train over 200 residents in our residency programs, which include Preliminary and Categorical Internal Medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, we have 13 ACGME accredited fellowship programs.

Our faculty and students are also involved in a wide variety of service activities. Some are specific to LSU, such as the homeless clinic; Camp Tiger, a summer camp for disabled children; and A Day with the Docs, a program for high school students interested in medicine. Community activities are wide-ranging and include Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, hospices, fairs, festivals, and races. Both faculty and students also participate in local, regional, national, and international medical organizations and societies.

As Chairman of the Department of Medicine, I welcome you to contact me with any questions or comments. I would also love to hear from you about any new honors received by our students or our alumni.


Charles V. Sanders, MD, MACP
Edgar Hull Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine