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DiCarlo Appointed to Senior Leadership Post

Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has appointed Dr. Richard DiCarlo as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Institutional Affairs at the school. DiCarlo remains a Professor of Medicine.

After graduating magna cum laude from Haverford College with a degree in sociology and anthropology, Richard DiCarlo moved to New Orleans and began his medical training. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1987 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He completed a residency in internal medicine, served as chief resident, and completed a fellowship in infectious diseases all at LSU Health New Orleans, and he joined the faculty in 1993. He served as clinical director of the City of New Orleans STD Clinic for 5 years, and his research interests included vaccination against HIV and STDs and the epidemiology of genital ulcer disease.

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DiCarlo was a course director for more than 20 years, and he has won numerous teaching awards. He served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education for 14 years and has overseen two major curriculum renewals. His interests included integrating the teaching and assessment of clinical skills and clinical problem solving into the pre-clerkship curriculum, as well as integrating population medicine and public health into medical student education.
Dr. Richard DiCarlo
DiCarlo played an important role in the school’s recovery from the devastation following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was the faculty lead on the school’s Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation self-study in 2008-09 and worked in this capacity again in 2016-17. He has served on numerous LCME site visits, both as a team member and team secretary.

As Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Institutional Affairs, Dr. DiCarlo continues to serve the school in the areas of faculty recruitment, mentoring and advancement, leadership development and strategic planning. He remains active in the teaching of medical students and in the supervision of residents on the internal medicine hospitalist service.