The Class of 2018 Pulmonary Training Fund endowment was established by Dr. Bobby Tullos with a generous gift of $30,000. It is for the Department of Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, for the purpose of training pulmonary fellows in the area of advanced airway management, ultrasound, bronchoscopy procedures, and other specialized pulmonary medical care. The fund will also support pulmonary fellows who attend courses that are not available at UMMC facilities.

Mentoring: Dr Lillian Lien
Master Clinician: Dr. Mark Meeks
Outstanding Service by a Faculty Member: Dr. Bryan Barksdale
Outstanding Service by a Staff Member: Lorraine Findley, RN
Educator of the Year: Dr. Jessie Harvey

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

The Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, has formed a Section of Interventional Pulmonology (IP). Dr. Michal Senitko, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery will serve as the inaugural section chief. The Interventional Pulmonology service at UMMC was created over 3 years ago by Dr. Senitko and Dr. George E. “Trey” Abraham III.

Congratulations to all the residents and fellows who received awards this year and best of luck to all graduating and moving on either in their training or into practice!

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. Michal Senitko, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, has been named Co-Director of UMMC’s Cancer Center and Research Institute’s Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Dr. Senitko completed his internal medicine residency and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UMMC. He also completed an additional interventional pulmonology fellowship at Yale University.

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Wilhelm is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Wilhelm is currently serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in his clinical role and is also part of UMMC’s COVID implementation team. Here, he shares about himself, how he came to UMMC, and why he decided to stay. 

Continue reading for the full Department of Medicine 2019 Match list.

Matthew Elliot, MD
Fellowship: UMMC Allergy and Immunology

Charles Grogan, MD
Fellowship: UMMC Allergy and Immunology

Baker Boler, MD
Fellowship: UMMC Cardiology

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