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.

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

Welcome to the Department of Medicine!

Cathy LeeChing, MD
Elizabeth Fryoux, MD
Yang Guo, MD
Shahzeb Khan, MD
Zack Knott, MD
Brandon Lennep, MD
Jarrett Morgan, MD

Dr. Pradeep Bathina is a faculty member in the Hospital Medicine division and is currently serving on the front lines caring for COVID patients. Here, Dr. Bathina shares about his background, his love of UMMC, and a memorable hobby.

We are proud to present MORE education awards received by members of the Department of the Medicine, including Pre-Clinical and Clinical Professors of the Year and the annual Carl Evers Awards.

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 Trailblazer Awards, Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence, AOA awards, and Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Dr. Kumari Gutti has joined us from Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi where she practiced for 11 years as a hospitalist. She has experience

Dr. Venkataraman (Raman) Palabindala has been named Medical Director of Utilization Management and Physician Advisor Services for the UMMC Adult Hospital. He will also serve

Maria E. Fermin, MD Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Residency: Steward Carney Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Division: Hospital Medicine Tell us about yourself. I am from Caracas,

Le’ts welcome these new faculty to the Department of Medicine! Manuel O. Bello, MD  Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami

Several new faculty have joined the department this month. A few are highlighted here. Welcome Drs. Fryoux, Majors, and McManus! Dr. Jordan Fryoux  Hometown: Gonzales,

Dr. Raman Palabindala was awarded the Faculty Education Award by the Associated Student Body. This award recognizes those UMMC faculty members who demonstrate a talent

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