Tulane names regional dean for Baton Rouge General satellite campus _lowres

Dr. Robert Kenney, Tulane University School of Medicine, Baton Rouge General campus regional dean

Dr. Robert Kenney has been named by the Tulane University School of Medicine as regional dean, overseeing the Leadership Education Advocacy and Discovery Academy on its satellite campus at Baton Rouge General - Mid City.

Kenney serves as the General’s vice president of medical operations and is a core faculty member in the hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.

He has nearly 30 years of nephrology practice experience. An alumni of the Tulane School of Medicine, Kenney completed his internal medicine residency training and fellowship in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.

“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. Lee Hamm, senior vice president and dean of the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Since 2010, a total of 83 third- and fourth-year Tulane medical students have trained at the Baton Rouge satellite campus. To date, 44 students have graduated from the LEAD program. Overall, more than 100 medical students and residents train at Baton Rouge General’s two campuses each year.