The internal medicine and medicine-pediatrics programs had another successful year in the Match! The Department of Medicine is proud to welcome 38 new interns for the 2023-2024 academic year starting in July. Congratulations!
Here, we pay tribute to the late Dr. T.B. Ellis, UMMC’s first Black cardiology fellow and the first Black cardiologist in Mississippi. A Jim Hill High School graduate, Ellis played football at Jackson State University followed by signing on with the Green Bay Packers before being accepted to medical school.
Leaving a Legacy: Dr. Sharon Douglas retires
Sharon Douglas, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Education at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, is retiring this month after 35 years of service to UMMC and the VA. Here, she reflects on her career and what’s in store for her after retirement.
Another successful Match Day
The Department of Medicine is proud to welcome 40 new interns for the 2022-2023 academic year starting in July. Read more for the full listing.
Dr. Demondes Haynes gives keynote address at CHEST Annual Meeting
Demondes Haynes, MD, FCCP, Professor in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care and Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions at UMMC, delivered the keynote address at the American College of CHEST Physicians annual meeting in October.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Justin M. Turner
Dr. Justin M. Turner, alumnus of the internal medicine residency program, talks about what drew him back to his home state for residency training, why he remains here today, and what he loves about UMMC.
Resident Spotlight: Dr. Rochelle Thompson Kolawole
Dr. Rochelle Thompson Kolawole, PGY-3 categorical resident in internal medicine, was born in Liberia but grew up in six different countries around Africa. She is a mom to a little boy and wife to Dr. John (Olu) Kolawole, a second-year cardiology fellow at UMMC. After graduation, Dr. Thompson Kolawole will begin a combined fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care. Here, she shares about her love of her family, all things travel, and UMMC.
alumni Spotlight: Dr. cameron huxford
Dr. Cameron Huxford completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at UMMC. Here, he shares his path to medicine, memories from training, and what he’s up to today.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Stephen LeBlanc
Dr. Stephen LeBlanc is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology and serves as the Associate Division Director for Clinical Affairs and the Assistant Fellowship Director. Here, Dr. LeBlanc shares about his work and some of the reasons why he calls himself a “career UMMCer.”