Trained in both critical care and infectious diseases, Dr. Luis Shimose can be seen rounding on the ID consult team, seeing patients in the clinic, or staffing the medical ICU. Here, Dr. Shimose shares about his path to Mississippi and what he loves most about UMMC.

The induction ceremony for the inaugural Academy for Excellence in Education was held August 23, 2022. Nine faculty from the Department of Medicine were inducted into the inaugural class.

Dr. Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, co-authored a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published August 31, 2022 in Circulation regarding Management of Infective Endocarditis (IE) in people who inject drugs.

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, former state health officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health, has been named Dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health. Dr. Dobbs, an infectious disease physician, will also be joining the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Jan Petrasek is an assistant professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases who practices clinical hepatology and serves as the associate program director of the gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program.

Congratulations to the 2022 Department of Medicine Award Winners!
Master Clinician: Dr. Myrna Alexander
Mentoring Award: Dr. Michelle Horn
Educator of the Year: Dr. Kimberly Harkins
Outstanding Service: Dr. Savannah Duckworth
Outstanding Service (Staff Member):
Monica Watkins

Welcome Dr. Sanjana Kapoor and Dr. Chaudhry Saad Sohail to the Department of Medicine! Dr. Kapoor has joined the Division of Nephrology and Dr. Sohail has joined the Division of Hospital Medicine.

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