Dr. Lillian Lien was awarded the Laureate Award for the Mississippi Chapter of American College of Physicians at the MS/AL ACP meeting in Meridian, MS.
Dr. Kimberly C. Tarver has been named Division Director of Geriatrics. Dr. Tarver obtained her BS in Chemistry from Millsaps College and then completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and geriatrics fellowship at UMMC. Dr. Tarver follows in the footsteps of Dr. Mark Meeks, a leader in the department who has served as Division Director of Geriatrics for 28 years.
Dr. Andy Wilhelm has been named Division Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. Dr. Wilhelm follows in the footsteps of Dr. John R. Spurzem, a leader in the department who has served as the Division Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine for 11 years.
Congratulations to all awardees who were recognized at Resident and Fellow graduations!
Intern of the Year: Raina Muthukumaru
Resident of the Year: Samer Mehio
Spirit of the Program: Anna Carr & Amor Royer
Fellow of the Year: Paul Dotherow
Welcome New Faculty to the Department of Medicine!
Dr. Harshesh Amin, Dr. Josh Butler, Dr. Will Crews, Dr. Katrina Johnson, Dr. David Riem, and Dr. Megan Toole
Dr. Zeb Henson has been appointed UMMC’s Associate Chief of Staff effective June 1, 2021. He joined the UMMC faculty in 2009 and currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director. As a clinician, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Henson is respected, inspirational, well-rounded, and perfectly suited for this role.
Dr. Mike Bensler, electrophysiologist in the Division of Cardiology, shares about upbringing in Alaska, his path to Mississippi, and his love of UMMC.
The Procedure Service was started in 2019 with 4 Hospital Medicine faculty and 1-2 rotating internal medicine residents. In its first 3 months, over 120 procedures were performed in the hospital. The goals of the service are to provide excellence in patient safety and quality of inpatient procedures, improve patient care by streamlining procedure availability, and decrease unnecessary length of stay from delayed procedures for hospitalized patients.
Dr. Himmat Brar, internal medicine PGY-2 resident and Dr. Jannat Kang, internal medicine PGY-1 resident, recently presented their abstract virtually at the national American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting, taking home top honors in the “Best Research Abstract” category.
Welcome to our new chief medical residents who began on June 1, 2021! Drs. Austin Burkenstock, Anna Owings, Caleb Stanfield, and Ashley Villarreal.
Dr. Seth Jarrell, alumni of the internal medicine residency program, talks about what drew him to Mississippi and what he’s up to now.
Dr. Beverly “Gwen” Windham was selected as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of Fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology.