Division Spotlight: Digestive DIseases

ivision of Digestive Diseases provides outstanding care to those with gastroenterology and hepatology-related diseases. Dr. Sarah Glover, Professor and Division Director, has bolstered the division’s research mission with her distinguished work in hereditary alpha tryptasemia syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and most recently, COVID-19 and immunity.

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

The Alpha Mississippi Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society inducted their 2021 initiates on April 13th. Students, residents, and faculty are chosen based on their academic and professional achievement, leadership, service to others, and a commitment to scholarly and personal excellence.

The Department of Medicine considers teaching excellence an important mission. Congratulations to our many faculty and residents who have recently been selected for various teaching awards throughout the campus. Read more for full listing, including this year’s Trailblazer Awards and the Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence.

Collaboration is key: Cardiology and hepatology Team Up to create a Multidisciplinary fontan clinic

A monthly Fontan clinic was initiated at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in January of 2021. The goal of this clinic is to offer comprehensive care for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) patients who have a history of undergoing palliative Fontan surgery as a child and are at increased risk for developing Fontan Associated Liver Disease (FALD) as they progress into adulthood.

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.

Congratulations to all who matched into the department’s fellowship programs this month! Thirteen fellowships matched 28 residents who will begin their fellowships in July 2021. Read more for the full listing.

Kamir Boodoo, MD – Infectious Diseases
Joydeep Chakraborty, MD – Digestive Diseases
Prakhar Vijayvargiya, MD – Infectious Diseases
Yousaf Zafar, MD – Hospital Medicine

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