Dr. Jessie Harvey has been named Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Harvey is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. She completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UMMC.

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. Andy Wilhelm has been named Division Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. Dr. Wilhelm follows in the footsteps of Dr. John R. Spurzem, a leader in the department who has served as the Division Director of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine for 11 years.

The Carl G. Evers Awards are voted on by the medical school classes and are awarded annually. The Department of Medicine has won “best clinical department” 18 of the past 20 years! Congratulations to all who were awarded this year!

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 this year’s Trailblazer Awards and the Nelson C. Order of Teaching Excellence.

Congratulations to many members of the Department who were recognized with nominations for Pillars Awards this year. The Pillars Recognition of Service and Inclusive Excellence Awards acknowledge the work of faculty and trainees who work to further diversity and a “climate of inclusion” at UMMC and within the surrounding community.

Dr. Andy Wilhelm has been named Associate Division Director of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division. Dr. Wilhelm completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency at UMMC in internal medicine. He completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Richard Wells, faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, is one of the many members in our department who has worked tirelessly in our ICUs to care for COVID patients over the past year. Read more to learn more about his background, interests, and why he loves UMMC.

Drs. Trey Abraham and Michal Senitko recently published the article “Feasibility of Using the O-Arm Imaging System During ENB-rEBUS-guided Peripheral Lung Biopsy: A Dual-center Experience” in the Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. In the article, the two interventional pulmonologists…

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.

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