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Charles V. Sanders, MD, MACP

Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Edgar Hull Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, 
     and Parasitology

1542 Tulane Avenue
Suite 421, Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-5722
Fax: (504) 568-2127


MD - 1964
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana


Dr. Charles “Bo” Sanders has been Chairman of the LSU-New Orleans Department of Medicine since 1988, making him the current longest reigning Chair of Medicine in the United States. From 1975 to 1989, Dr. Sanders was chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases.

After earning his medical doctorate, Dr. Sanders completed a residency in internal medicine at the Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He joined the LSU faculty in 1970. He has earned recognition as a specialist in infectious diseases and has given numerous lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad. In 1983 he was chosen to lead a delegation of infectious disease specialists to the People’s Republic of China under the auspices of People to People International. His many honors include his being named Laureate of the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 1997 and receiving the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation’s Founders’ Award in 2008.

In addition to his many administrative responsibilities as Chair of Medicine, Dr. Sanders does hospital rounds with students and residents three months a year. He still loves teaching and hands-on clinical medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and geriatrics.

Research Interests

Aerobic and anaerobic infections (clinical and laboratory evaluation of newer antimicrobial agents in treatment)

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Accelerated Program Faculty Committee
Administrative Council
Dean's Special Advisory Group
LSU Healthcare Network Executive Committee
Medicine Residency Evaluation Committee
Pandemic Influenza Planning Committe

Selected Publications

Hill MK, Sanders CV. Cutaneous tuberculosis. In: Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections. Schlossberg D, ed. 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press, 2011. 409-414.

Lopez FA, Sanders CV. Rash and fever. In: Educational Review Manual in Infectious Diseases. 4th edition. Cunha BA, ed. New York: Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, 2010.

Lopez FA, Sanders CV. Fever and rash in the immunocompetent patient – I. UpToDate CD-ROM Series. UpToDate, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts. 2008.

Sanders CV, Lopez FA. Hurricane Katrina and the Louisiana State University – New Orleans Department of Medicine: Rebuilding, recruiting, and renewing. AJMS, 336(2): 185-190, 2008.

Lopez FA, Slaven EM, Sanders CV. Primary skin eruptions: Impetigo, cellulites, and necrotizing fasciitis. In: Infectious Diseases: Emergency Medicine Diagnosis & Management. Slaven EM, Stone SC, Lopez FA, eds. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007. 237-246.

Lopez FA, Sanders CV. Recognizing cutaneous signs of infection in immunocompromised patients: Part 2. Infect Med, 24:118-123, 2007.

Lopez FA, Sanders CV. Recognizing cutaneous signs of infection in immunocompromised patients: Part 1. Infect Med, 24(2):82-86, 2007.

Jagneaux T, Lopez FA, Sanders CV. Postoperative fever of unknown origin. In: Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). Cunha BA, ed. New York: Informa Healthcare, 2007. 115-131.

Butt AA, Aldridge KE, Sanders CV. Infections related to the ingestion of seafood. Part II: parasitic infections and food safety. Lancet, 4:294-300, 2004.

Butt AA, Aldridge KE, Sanders CV. Infections related to the ingestion of seafood. Part I: viral and bacterial infections. Lancet, 4:201-212, 2004.

Sanders CV, Nesbitt LT, eds. The Skin and Infection: A Color Atlas and Text. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1995.

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