Dr. Pradeep Bathina is a faculty member in the Hospital Medicine division and is currently serving on the front lines caring for COVID patients. Here, Dr. Bathina shares about his background, his love of UMMC, and a very memorable hobby.

What is your professional background? 

I was born in India and moved to the US after medical school. I was trained in internal medicine in Michigan and worked as a hospitalist in Ohio before moving to Mississippi.

Tell us about what you do at UMMC.

The two aspects I cherish the most about medicine is taking care of patients and teaching the next generation of physicians. I am fortunate to have the perfect opportunity at UMMC. I split my time in direct patient care and teaching.

What advice would you give to someone pursuing medicine today?

To help your fellow human beings every day of your life is an incredibly blessed opportunity. You will share laughter and sorrow and in the process will see true love. Enjoy the journey one day at a time.

How has life changed due to COVID-19? 

Life is definitely changed after COVID. On the professional front taking care of only COVID patients, I miss seeing the wide spectrum of pathology that we see at UMMC. On the brighter side, I am learning something new of this novel virus everyday. Patients are families are genuinely grateful for the care we provide for the COVID patients at UMMC. On the personal side I miss traveling.  

What do you like most about UMMC?

The warmth and hospitality my fellow employees show everyday is the best thing at UMMC. I have met some amazing and wonderful people at UMMC and their commitment towards patient care is phenomenal and inspiring.   

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know.

I have a hobby of memorizing birthdays. Once some one tells me their birthday, I will remember it.

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