Baton Rouge, La. – Dr. Lee Hamm, Senior Vice President and Dean of
Tulane University School of Medicine, has named Dr. Robert Kenney the
Regional Dean, overseeing the Leadership Education Advocacy and Discovery
(LEAD) Academy Baton Rouge satellite campus housed on Baton Rouge General’s
Mid City campus.
Dr. Kenney serves as Baton Rouge General’s Vice President of Medical
Operations and is a core faculty member in the hospital’s Internal
Medicine Residency Program. He is an American Hospital Association sponsored
National Patient Safety Fellow and has nearly 30 years of nephrology practice
experience. An alumni of Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Kenney completed
his internal medicine residency training and fellowship in nephrology
at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. He currently
serves on the Board of Directors for the Renal Physicians Association
and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
“Dr. Kenney’s depth of experience and leadership in driving
the highest standards for clinical quality make him an excellent choice
to lead the Baton Rouge satellite campus and continue to advance medical
training in the region through our partnership with Baton Rouge General,”
said Dr. Hamm.
The satellite campus is an innovative program in which Tulane medical
students reside in the Baton Rouge area and work side by side with community
physicians to complete their third and fourth years of medical training.
Since it was established in 2010, a total of 83 Tulane medical students
have trained at the Baton Rouge satellite campus, and to date, 44 students
have graduated from the LEAD program. Overall, more than 100 medical students
and residents train at Baton Rouge General’s campuses each year.
Robert Kenney, MD
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has
provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare
for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge
General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine,
and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing,
School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For
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