Congratulations to all those who received promotion or tenure for the 2021-2022 academic year. These achievements reflect continued excellence and professional competence. This exciting milestone reflects a commendable level of academic growth and the remarkable value of our faculty members.
Meet Dr. Uma Mahesh Avula, PGY-IV in Nephrology. A native of South India, Dr. Avula shares about his background and his experience thus far at UMMC.
Dr. Franco Cabeza Rivera, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology, shares about his love of transplant nephrology, UMMC, and his family.
Dr. Neville R. Dossabhoy, Professor of Medicine, and the Nephrology Division Clinical Director and Fellowship Program Director, graduated from the Millsaps Business Advantage Program this month. The certificate course taught by Millsaps College’s MBA program professors gives working professionals a comprehensive exposure to essential business topics.
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.
Herbert G. Langford Research Mentor Excellence Award – Dr. Tariq Shafi
Fred Allison, Jr Research Excellence Award – Dr. Sarah Glover
Stanley Chapman Young Investigator Research Excellence Award – Dr. Maria Gonzalez Suarez
Welcome to the Department of Medicine!
Bradley Deere, MD
Lekha Sunkara Deere, MD
Zerelda Esquer Garrigos, MD
Alisha Parker, DO
Bushra Syed, MD
Tia Hayes is a native of Jackson, MS and has practiced in the field of nursing for 17 years. She currently works in the Division of Nephrology.
Dr. Tariq Shafi, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Nephrology Division, recently published the article “Resistant Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the US: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)” in BMC Nephrology.
Dr. Pradeep Vaitla, MD FASN, has been appointed to the Pancreas Committee of Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). In this role, Dr. Vaitla will represent Region 3, which includes Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network is a unique public-private partnership that links all professionals involved in the U.S. donation and transplantation system.
Dr. Adrienne Tin recently joined the MIND Center and Division of Nephrology as an Associate Professor. She obtained her doctoral and post-doctoral training in epidemiology with a concentration in genetics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Then she joined the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health prior to coming to UMMC.
We continue to grow! The Department is excited to announce the following new faculty that will be starting over the next several months. Read more to see who will be joining the UMMC family.