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.
Dr. Maria Gonzalez Suarez, Assistant Professor in Nephrology, discusses her recent article in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, her newly-awarded grant by the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and her take on balancing a career and family.
Dr. Juan Medaura, Assistant Professor of Nephrology, has been named a “Healthcare Hero” by the Mississippi Business Journal. The publication annually honors outstanding professionals in
What is your professional background? I graduated from medical school in India and moved to the US for further training. I completed internal medicine residency
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
Dr. Shirley Schlessinger retired after 34 years of service to UMMC in June 2019. Dr. Schlessinger held many key leadership roles within the university, including
Congratulations to the Department of Medicine award winners for the 2018-2019 academic year! Mentoring Award – Dr. Wisit Cheungpasitporn (Nephrology) This award is for
Neville R. Dossabhoy, MD, FACP, FASN, has joined the UMMC Department of Medicine as the Clinical Director, Division of Nephrology, as well as the Nephrology
Save the Date: Internal Medicine Board Review Course July 10-13, 2019 in the UMMC Student Union. This course will provide fast-paced, high yield medical knowledge
Dr. Tariq Shafi, MBBS, MHS has joined the department as the Division Director and Bower Chair of Nephrology. Dr. Shafi comes to UMMC with a