The infectious diseases training program takes advantage of Ochsner Medical Center’s strong reputation as a tertiary referral center and Ochsner’s reputation as one of the leading centers for solid organ transplantation in the country. Our infectious diseases department receives referrals from across the Ochsner Health System which is one of the biggest networks of hospitals and clinics in the Southeast. Our department also receives patients from around the world through referrals from the international health department at Ochsner Medical Center. The solid organ transplant program at Ochsner is consistently ranked in the top 5 in the country in terms of overall volume and in terms of outcomes. As a result, our training program offers a strong experience in transplant related infectious diseases.
Fellows at Ochsner rotate through a general infectious disease service and a transplant/immunocompromised host infectious disease service. Rounds are conducted with a multi-disciplinary team which includes an infectious diseases pharmacist. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of infectious diseases including a travel medicine and HIV. Supervised outpatient experiences at Ochsner are an integral part of the training program. Our faculty has a diverse set of interests and skills which provide fellows with a well-rounded training experience.