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Dr. Geraldine  Menard - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Dr. Geraldine Menard

Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics | Tulane University


Dr. Menard is a COVID-19 expert on clinical care, geriatrics, internal medicine, preoperative evaluation and risk assessment



Dr. Geraldine Ménard is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Section Chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Ménard attended Northwestern University School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree in 1997. She completed her residency in internal medicine at McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.

Dr. Ménard provides care for hospitalized medical patients, teaches medical students and residents, and is a consultant to the surgical services. She has been recognized for teaching with receipt of the Owl Club and internal medicine residency Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards. She is also involved in quality improvement and serves on numerous hospital committees. She is a member of several national organizations including Society of Hospital Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.

Areas of Expertise (4)

COVID-10 (Coronavirus)

Preoperative evaluation and risk assessment

Internal Medicine


Education (3)

Northwestern University: MD

McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern Memorial Hospital: Residency, Internal Medicine

Tulane University: B.S.

Affiliations (3)

  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians

Media Appearances (3)

First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought

The Scientist  online


Autopsy reports from Santa Clara County in California have adjusted estimates of the first US fatality from COVID-19 by several weeks. The reports’ findings, announced yesterday (April 21) by the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, show that one of the county’s residents died at home from COVID-19 on February 6—long before the first US fatality from the disease was reported near Seattle on February 29.

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The Number Of Deaths From Coronavirus Is Likely Much Higher Than ‘Official’ Numbers, Some Experts Warn

The Inquisitr  online


The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States and elsewhere may be considerably higher than the “official” number that’s being reported in the media, The New York Times reports.

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Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll

Seattle Times  online


A coroner in Indiana wanted to know if the coronavirus had killed a man in early March but said that her health department denied a test. Paramedics in New York City say that many patients who died at home were never tested for the coronavirus, even if they showed telltale signs of infection.

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