Welcome new faculty to the Department of Medicine!
Anum Akhlaq, MBBS – Hospital Medicine
Yoshitsugu Obi, MD, PhD – Nephrology
Maria Clarissa Tio, MD, MPH – Nephrology

Welcome new faculty members to the Department of Medicine!
Dr. Mohamed Hassanein – Division of Nephrology
Dr. Tulip Jhaveri – Division of Infectious Diseases

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.

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

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.

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