Baton Rouge General Announces New Regional Dean for Tulane Baton Rouge Satellite Campus

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 more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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