Welcome new faculty members to the Department of Medicine!

Cathy LeeChing, MD

Dr. Cathy LeeChing

Hometown: I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador where the weather is pretty similar to Mississippi, except for the tornadoes.

Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Atlantis, Florida

Division: Rheumatology

Tell us about yourself. I love the beach, traveling and staying active. Some of the activities I like include swimming, biking and hiking.

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC?  I am very much looking forward to put my hard-earned knowledge and experience to serve Mississippians and to continue to grow academically and personally.

Elizabeth Fryoux, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Fryoux

Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana 

Internship: Internal Medicine, Tulane

Residency and Chief Residency: Internal Medicine, UMMC

Division: General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine 

Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and later attended Millsaps College where I played on the tennis team. I then went to LSU Shreveport for medical school where I met my now husband, Jordan Fryoux. I matched in internal medicine at Tulane where I completed my intern year and then transferred to UMMC to finish out my residency with Jordan who will be starting his Cardiology fellowship this month. We just welcomed our first child, Caroline Mattison in April and we love going on walks with her and our maltipoo, Roux. 

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC?  I am most looking forward to working with the medical students and residents as well as learning more obesity medicine.

Yang Guo, MD

Dr. Yang Guo

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Residency: Internal Medicine, UMMC

Fellowship: UMMC Pulmonary and Critical Care

Division: Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep medicine

Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Texas and Nashville, TN and have lived in Jackson for the past 6 years for my residency and fellowship. During this time, I have become a father to a 3 year-old girl, and continue to learn about fatherhood. Clinically, I have interests in pulmonary vascular diseases, interventional pulmonology, shock, and point-of-care ultrasound.

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I look forward to continuing to work with my mentors and also teaching residents and fellows.

Shahzeb Khan, MD

Dr. Shahzeb Khan

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

Residency: Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago

Division: Hospital Medicine

Tell us about yourself: I graduated from Dow Medical College, Pakistan in 2016. Subsequently I did my Internal Medicine Training at Cook County Hospital, Chicago from 2017-2020. Simultaneously, I completed my Masters of Clinical Sciences from Rush University Medical Center (2019-2020). I am a strong proponent of “an ounce of data is worth a thousand pounds of opinion.” I enjoy doing research – I have >150 publications. My areas of interest are heart failure, meta-analyses, and the conduct and interpretation of clinical trials.  Outside the medicine and research world, I enjoy playing table tennis, scrabble and cricket. I have represented my city in Pakistan in all of the aforementioned games. I also like travelling to different places – however, that is at a halt for now.

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? Getting to know the culture of Jackson, MS and interacting with my amazing colleagues. 

Zack Knott, MD

Dr. Zack Knott

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UMMC

Division: Hospital Medicine

Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Louisiana, went to Mississippi State for undergrad in Biological Engineering, then went back to Louisiana for medical school at LSU-Shreveport. I found that I did not want to give up treating either children or adults, and was drawn to hospital medicine, so I was very happy to have matched at UMMC for Med/Peds residency! I have a strong interest in evidence-based medicine, emerging technologies such as POCUS, and I try to listen to far too many podcasts. Outside of medicine, I am an amateur woodworker and enjoy making custom pens, as well as attempting various DIY projects around my home.

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC?  I’m looking forward to continuing to see all the current and upcoming residents and students progress through their training and helping to foster that experience.

Brandon Lennep, MD

Dr. Brandon Lennep

Hometown: Moss Point,  MS

Residency: Internal Medicine, UMMC

Fellowship: UMMC General Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

Division: Cardiology

Tell us about yourself.  I came to UMMC for medical school in 2009 and never left! Along the way I met my wife, Day, during our M2 year. We now have two wonderful daughters, Norah and Hazel. In my spare time I like to cook and I’m trying to build a habit of leisure reading. I’m also a bit of a coffee fanatic.  

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC? I have always enjoyed the educational aspect of academic medicine, and I’m looking forward to working with our students and residents. 

Jarrett Morgan, MD

Dr. Jarrett Morgan

Hometown: Madison, MS

Residency:  Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UMMC

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, UMMC

Division: General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine 

Tell us about yourself: I have been at UMMC for quite a while, having done my medical school and residency here, so it’s pretty obvious that I love it here.  I’m very close to my family, so I spend a lot of my free time either hanging out with them or reading. I’m a bit of a nerd and a HUGE Marvel movie fan (even though Superman is my favorite superhero). I love to teach and am super-excited to start working. 

What are you most looking forward to working at UMMC?  I’m excited about quite a bit, but mostly for the opportunity to still teach residents and students while caring for the population of my home state. 

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