Drs. Michelle Horn and Pradeep Vaitla graduated from the Millsaps Business Advantage Program in December.
Dr. Elizabeth Fryoux, Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine, has received two new board certifications in hypertension and diabetes management.
Dr. Zeb Henson has been appointed Chief of Medical Staff for the university. Henson, formerly the Associate Chief of Staff within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director.
Announcing the Department of Medicine Impact Report, a comprehensive view of the department over the past few years. Inside, you’ll find examples of some of the wonderful work being done by our outstanding faculty and trainees, innovations in each realm of our tripartite mission, and metrics of growth in our clinical and research activities.
Vikas Majithia, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Director of Rheumatology, will be leaving UMMC next month. We appreciate his 20 years of service to UMMC. In light of his leaving, the following appointments have been made in the Department:
– Gailen Marshall to serve as interim Division Director of Rheumatology
– Jimmy Stewart appointed Vice Chair of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine
– John Spurzem named Chair of the Department of Medicine Promotion and Tenure Committee
The Department of Medicine now has TWO faculty that are board-certified in obesity medicine – Drs. Elizabeth Fryoux and Jarrett Morgan.
Dr. Jasmine Kency has been named Medical Director of the Office of Patient Experience (OPE). Dr. Kency will work directly with hospital executive leaders, OPE staff, UMMC medical staff and other stakeholders to sustain and grow work that supports patient and family centered care at UMMC.
Congratulations to the 2021 Department of Medicine Award Winners!
Mentoring Award: Dr. Marion Wofford
Master Clinician: Dr. Douglas Wolfe
Outstanding Service: Dr. Brett Jeter
Outstanding Service (Staff Member):
Educator of the Year: Dr. Prakhar Vijayvargiya
UMMC has joined the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance (CMCA) as a Charter Member. Dr. Elizabeth Fryoux, Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, will serve as the Lead Physician.
Congratulations to these women faculty who have recently celebrated their work anniversaries at UMMC!
Dr. Jasmine Kency has been named the Faculty Lead for Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Kency is an Assistant Professor in the both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate degree at Spellman College, medical degree from the University of South Alabama, and residency in medicine-pediatrics at UMMC. After a year as chief resident in Pediatrics, Dr. Kency joined faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Zeb Henson was awarded the top awards from both the School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine this year. He was named Clinical Professor of the Year, which is selected by the senior class and given to the clinical professor who fosters learning, exhibits exceptional teaching, and inspires the class to strive for excellence in and out of the classroom. Dr. Henson was also awarded 2021 Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year by the internal medicine residency program.