Oelsner to Receive 2017 Judah Touro Society Award

The Touro Infirmary Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Oelsner will receive the 2017 Judah Touro Society (JTS) Award at the Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

The JTS Award is the hospital’s highest honor and is voted on annually by previous JTS Award recipients. It is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the welfare of Touro Infirmary.

A Touro Infirmary Medical Staff member from 1967 to 2006, and renowned as an excellent and compassionate physician and internist, Dr. Oelsner has earned the honor bestowed upon him through dedication, sacrifice, and devotion to Touro.

Throughout his 40 years on the Touro Medical Staff, he participated on numerous staff and board committees including the Medical Executive Committee. As an outstanding Nephrologist, Dr. Oelsner developed the first Dialysis Unit in a New Orleans community hospital, which has been widely recognized for its excellence in caring for patients. Dr. Oelsner also served as Chief of Nephrology throughout his tenure on the Touro Medical Staff.

For 165 years, Touro Infirmary has provided New Orleans residents from all walks of life with quality and compassionate care. The Touro Infirmary Foundation, founded in 1991, is a charitable organization benefiting Touro Infirmary, the only not-for-profit, faith-based, full service community hospital in New Orleans. The Foundation supports the hospital’s mission of commitment to patient care, health education and community service through leadership, resource development and financial stewardship. Funds donated to the Foundation are used to support ongoing initiatives, expand services and facilities for patients, and provide the highest quality healthcare. Learn more at