Guy Caldwell Medical Society Head:

G. Dodd Denton, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Ochsner Deputy Head of School, Students
Staff Physician Primary Care


Dr. Dodd Denton is a native of Mississippi and received his MD degree from the University of Mississippi.  He completed a mid-career Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He completed residency training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and served as Chief Resident.  He spent 23 years in the US Navy, transitioning to the Ochsner Clinical School in November 2012. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Credentials & Qualifications

Dr. Denton received the master teacher award from the Navy chapter of the American College of Physicians in 2006, the Chipper Griffith Educational Research award from the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine national organization (CDIM) in 2010, the Staff Teacher of the Year from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2012, and the Navy American College of Physicians Laureate Award in 2012.  He received the Louis Pangaro Educational Program Development Award from CDIM in 2013.  Since 2011, Dr. Denton has been a member of the CDIM council, including 3 years in the presidental track.   

Dr. Denton is a 2004 graduate of the Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP) in Clinical Teaching.  He has facilitated the Stanford course many times, teaching over 250 physicians including annual iterations of the Stanford course at Ochsner.

Research Interests

Dr. Denton has wide-ranging research interests in medical education and has published manuscripts regarding the effect of process measures on educational outcomes, the use of art in medical education, the influence of geriatric home visits on student attitudes towards care of the elderly, and the attitudes of internal medicine clerkship directors regarding end of life care. More recent research has centered around LGBT patient care.

Best Part of My Job

Working with students  

Interests Outside Work

Dr. Denton is an avid tennis player and wine lover.  He and his partner recently renovated their 1870 home in Uptown New Orleans, and enjoy entertaining there.

Guy Caldwell, MD


To schedule a meeting with the Caldwell Society Head, Dodd Denton, MD, please contact Mrs. Lisa Casey:

Phone: +1 504 842 1204

For all other enquiries regarding the Medical Societies at Ochsner, please contact the Ochsner Clinical School Office of Student Affairs:

Phone: +1 504 842 0197