UMMC Cardiologists went big for go red month

In addition to Black History Month, February was also Go Red for Women month. This campaign serves to increase awareness that 1 in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease. Throughout February, UMMC cardiologists, UMMC Women’s Heart Clinic and University Heart Valve Clinic were busy informing the public of the importance of cardiovascular disease, especially in women.

Dr. Frederick H. Asher has been named Division Director for the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002 and internal medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2005.

Get to know Dr. Morgan McLeod, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. McLeod practices inpatient and outpatient adult and pediatric medicine and hosts the “Kids and Teens” radio show every Thursday on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Congratulations to many members of the Department who were recognized with nominations for Pillars Awards this year. The Pillars Recognition of Service and Inclusive Excellence Awards acknowledge the work of faculty and trainees who work to further diversity and a “climate of inclusion” at UMMC and within the surrounding community.

Dr. Andy Wilhelm has been named Associate Division Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. Dr. Wilhelm completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency at UMMC in internal medicine. He completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Michelle Horn has been named Division Director of General Internal Medicine and Hypertension. Dr. Horn obtained her BS in Chemistry from Millsaps College and then completed medical school, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency, and a Pediatrics Chief Resident year here at UMMC.

Dr. Richard Wells, faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, is one of the many members in our department who has worked tirelessly in our ICUs to care for COVID patients over the past year. Read more to learn more about his background, interests, and why he loves UMMC.

Dr. Vikas Majithia has been appointed Vice Chair of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Majithia completed his medical school at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science in India, residency training at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, and a fellowship in rheumatology at UMMC. He is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine by the ABIM.

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