Le’ts welcome these new faculty to the Department of Medicine!
Manuel O. Bello, MD
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Fellowship: Endocrinology, UMMC
Tell us about yourself. Since I started medical school, I’ve been drawn to endocrinology. I have always found to it to be interesting and challenging. I went to the Universidad Iberoamericana Del Caribe for Medical School in Santo Domingo, D.R. I later completed my 3 years of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, after which served as Chief Resident for 1 year after graduation. After these 4 years, I matched at UMMC for endocrinology and graduated from the program after 2 years of fellowship.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I have an interest in thyroid disease, including management of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and performing Fine Needle Aspiration for thyroid nodules. I also have an interest in neck ultrasound and hope to perform diagnostic ultrasounds in my thyroid patients. I look forward on creating a thyroidology department at UMMC in the future to be able better serve our patients and more directly work with surgeons, nuclear medicine, and oncologists. My hope is that a referral center would allow us to provide comprehensive care for our patient with complicated thyroid pathology, and also to help avoid unnecessary surgeries in patient that might be able to be observed given low risk disease.
James Hamilton IV, MD
Hometown: Long Beach, MS
Residency and Chief Residency: UMMC
Fellowships: Cardiology, UMMC; Electrophysiology, Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana
Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Long Beach, MS, I attended college at the University of Mississippi and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. I moved to Jackson for medical school and got married during Christmas break of my second year of medical school. My wife Miranda and I now have three children: Ally, Anna Kate, and Mason, ranging in age from 12 down to 6 years old. Other than a two year hiatus to Indianapolis to complete my electrophysiology training, we have lived in the Jackson area since getting married and now consider it home. I enjoy spending time with my family, whether it is walking our dogs, swimming, biking, or traveling as a family. I worked in private practice for three years after completing my EP fellowship but was very excited to join the UMMC faculty this month.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I have a wide variety of interests within EP, but I probably focus most on advanced ablation and the challenges associated with those cases. I am looking forward to working on these cases here with the full support of heart failure and cardiothoracic surgical services that allow for more advanced cases to be performed. Additionally, I am looking forward to building an EP program here at UMMC that is nationally respected and capable of caring for the full gamut of cardiac arrhythmia disorders our state’s residents may face. Being able to offer the latest technological procedures will only be the start, though, as we will be working to extend our services throughout the state so that no resident is without specialized care if needed, working to offer the latest research trial procedures or medications, and all the while working to educate our next generation of physicians in regards to modern cardiac arrhythmia care.
Linda Lindsey, MD
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland
Division: Hospital Medicine
Tell us about yourself. I have lived in the Washington DC Metropolitan area for the last 30 years. I have worked off and on in Mississippi for the last 15 years or more.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I have loved working in Mississippi and am looking forward to being here!
Bobby Owens, PharmD
Hometown: Brandon, MS
Pharmacy degree: University of Mississippi
Division: Digestive Diseases
Tell us about yourself. I am a husband and father of two adult children. I enjoy traveling and spending time with family. I attended University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed rotations here at University of Mississippi Medical Center. My training from and exposure to pharmacists like Dr. Deborah Minor have formed both my personal and professional development in the most positive ways.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? Working with Dr. Glover and her team to add to the achievements already initiated in other areas utilizing multi-discipline personnel
Lampros Papadimitriou, MD
Hometown: Athens, Greece
Residency and PhD: University of Athens, Greece
Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, UMMC
Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in Greece. I was initially involved in preventive medicine, vascular biology and lipid disorders. My PhD thesis was on the interaction of lifestyle characteristics with certain gene polymorphisms regarding novel risk factors, which are related to coronary artery disease. Later on, I became attracted by the latest advances and the extensive undiscovered potential in treating heart failure. My interest was further intrigued by the teaching and guidance of my mentor, Dr. Javed Butler.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I will join an already strong and established team here at UMMC and will contribute to the expansion of its research, academic and clinical role.
Virginia Wright, MD
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Residency: Internal Medicine, UMMC
Fellowship: Endocrinology, UMMC
Tell us about yourself. I’m originally from the Jackson area and received my undergraduate degree from Mississippi College. I then attended UMMC for medical school and stayed on for Internal Medicine residency and Endocrine fellowship training. My husband and I have a son, John, who will be two in October. I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family including my three dogs Bear, Marley, and Bailey and cat, Gracie.
What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? Over the last several years, I have had the privilege of training with great physicians and educators as well as a diverse and complex patient population, and I am excited to continue these relationships.