Ochsner is committed to a clinically-integrated research program with the ultimate goal of improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. And as the largest academic medical center in Louisiana, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders who can meet evolving healthcare challenges.
New Orleans is a unique city with a rich history and culture influenced by French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean traditions. In the birthplace of jazz, you will find live music every night of the week on Bourbon and Frenchman Streets. You will be transported through our 300-year history when strolling under the oak tree-lined streets of the Garden District and joining a second-line parade through the French Quarter.
New Orleans has one of the most vibrant culinary scenes with everything from the neighborhood Po-Boy stand to five-star restaurants celebrating our Cajun and Creole cuisine. While New Orleans is known historically for its European and Afro-Caribbean roots, the multicultural culinary tradition continues with our vibrant Vietnamese and Honduran communities.
While New Orleans is best known for Mardi Gras, the party continues throughout the year with our more than 130 festivals celebrating everything our city has to offer. Some of the local favorites include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, and the Satchmo SummerFest.
New Orleans is home to many sports teams including the Saints, the Pelicans, and the Baby Cakes. Once you go to the Superdome, you will truly understand why the Saints have the best fans in the NFL! Who Dat Nation!