Tulane Medical Center, an acclaimed teaching, research and medical facility serving the greater New Orleans area, began in 1834 as a small, medical college with seven faculty members. The school was founded by three young physicians, Drs. Warren Stone, John H. Harrison and Thomas Hunt, who had moved to New Orleans and recognized the need to study and treat “the peculiar diseases which prevail in this part of the Union,” including yellow fever and malaria.
Tulane Medical Center was the first hospital to reopen after Hurricane Katrina devastated healthcare in the region. We pioneered a neighborhood clinic and sickle cell day hospital post-Katrina to allow health care to be more easily accessed and cost-effective. – less