Commentary: The Tulane University-Ochsner Clinic Foundation Neurosurgery Program: 75 Years of History, Including the Program's Rebirth After Katrina

Neurosurgery. 2019 Jun 1;84(6):E437-E442. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyz081.


Neurosurgery training in New Orleans began when Dr Dean Echols became the head of Neurosurgery for the Ochnser Clinic and Charity Hospital in 1944. The oldest in Louisiana, the Tulane-Ochsner program has trained 63 board-certified neurosurgeons since its founding, including 5 chairmen. The program has a colorful history linked to New Orleans. Its residents have enjoyed training at Charity Hospital, Tulane Hospital and Clinics, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / history*
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Louisiana
  • Neurosurgery / history*