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Dr. Elma LeDoux - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Dr. Elma LeDoux

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs | Tulane University


Dr. Elma LeDoux is an expert in COVID-19 clinical care and cardiology and cardiovascular disease.



Dr. Elma LeDoux serves as medical director of the Standardized Patient Program, course director for clinical diagnosis, content coordinator for Phase 2 Cardiovascular Disease and director of the Phase 2 Cardiovascular Disease Module.

Dr. LeDoux is a highly regarded student advocate. She volunteers time to support the medical student community in many ways: as a faculty coordinator for the Faubourg Learning Community, a faculty adviser to the Ozanam Inn student-led clinic, as faculty sponsor for both the Tulane History of Medicine Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She participates as an admissions interviewer, assists the student Camp Cardiac program and has served as the senior class faculty sponsor numerous times.

Dr. LeDoux is also a EKG instructor and teaches Physiology and Foundations in medicine. She recently joined the new program in Medical Ethics and Human Values and is an active faculty member helping to develop curriculum for a new master’s program.

Dr. LeDoux joined the full-time faculty of the Department of Medicine in 1996, and since that time has served as an exemplary clinician-educator.

Dr. LeDoux graduated from the School of Medicine in 1981 and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease, also at Tulane.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Clinical Care


COVID-10 (Coronavirus)

Cardiovascular Disease

Accomplishments (2)

Tulane President’s Award for Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching. (professional)

Graduate/Professional - 2013

Outstanding Internal Medicine Attending Award (professional)

Recognized by the Owl Club

Education (3)

Tulane University: MD, Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Tulane University: Residency, Internal medicine

Tulane University: Fellowship, Cardiovascular disease

Affiliations (2)

  • American Board of Internal Medcine
  • School of Medicine’s Society of Teaching Scholars

Media Appearances (2)

New Orleans doctor on Louisiana potentially becoming next coronavirus hotspot

Fox News  online


Dr. Elma LeDoux, a cardiologist and an associate dean at New Orleans' Tulane University School of Medicine, said Monday on “America’s Newsroom” that the coronavirus outbreak is "definitely a crisis that should not be underestimated.”

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'I can't not help right now': Soon-to-be doctors consider their role in COVID-19 fight

Daily Advertiser  online


Any other year, last Friday would have been a day of celebration for thousands of fourth year medical students across the U.S.

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