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  • Diane K. Beebe, MD


    Chairman of the Department
    of Family Medicine
    Phone: (601) 815-8775
    E-mail: dbeebe@umc.edu


     Dr. Diane K. Beebe is professor and chair of the department since 2007. She earned her MD at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she also completed her family medicine residency. She joined the faculty in 1987 after having served as chief resident her senior year.

    Dr. Beebe is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is past chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine, was a member of the Future of Family Medicine Task Force on Education and on the Academic Council for the National Institute for Program Directors Fellowship.

    She serves as a board member on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), where she is chair of the Communications Committee and a member of the Credentials, Maintenance of Certification and Bylaws Committees. Additionally, she serves as the ABFM representative to the American Board of Medical Specialties, on the boards of the Annals of Family Medicine, Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) as well as MACM's Risk Management Committee, the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and is a member of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program Commission.

    An author of many publications, including chapters in Taylor's Family Medicine and Rakel's Manual of Medical Practice, she has presented nationally and internationally. Named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2002, Dr. Beebe has also been recognized by her residents with the Golden Stethoscope Award for clinical teaching on several occasions over the years and as Outstanding Faculty of the Year for 2005-06. She received the Gold Level Program Director Recognition Award for dedication to family medicine in 2006.

    Prior to serving as chair, Dr. Beebe served as vice chairman of the department since 1996 and program director for twelve years.

    Institutionally, she serves on the Board and Executive Committee for University Physicians as well as on numerous other committees.