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  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

    Welcome to the UMMC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases website. We provide a number of clinical services across the spectrum of ambulatory and in-patient care for a wide range of pediatric/adolescent ages at UMMC.

    We, of course, are pleased to be of assistance in evaluation and management of neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients from anywhere in the state. We also provide evaluation and management of HIV in pregnancy from pre-conception to postpartum.

    Please use the table below to select the most appropriate provider to contact for the specific clinical question, consult or referral that you have. As a general rule, Dr. Palmer and Dr. El Feghaly handle all general infectious diseases-related consults and adolescent HIV-related consults. Dr. Gay will respond for pediatric/perinatal HIV consults. Dr. Nash will respond for perinatal HIV consults. 

    Below is the call schedule in Contact U for Dr. Palmer and Dr. El Feghaly in Pediatrics - ID or Dr. Gay and Dr. Nash in Pediatrics - HIV.

    Contact U Call Scheduling for Pediatrics - Infectious diseases  (Dr. Palmer or Dr. El Feghaly)

    Contact U Call Scheduling for Pediatrics - HIV (Dr. Gay or Dr. Nash)

    Or, contact the UMMC operator at (601) 984-1000 and have the doctor on call paged.

    For more information about clinical services offered by Pediatric Infectious Diseases, click here.

    AreaServicesContact Info

    Neonatal ID
    Pediatric ID
    Adolescent ID
    Adolescent HIV

    Telepohone consults
    Office appointments
    Hospital consults

    Dr. April Palmer
    Dr. Rana El Feghaly
    Phone: (601) 984-5206

    Neonatal HIV
    Pediatric HIV
    Perinatal HIV

    Telephone consults
    Office appointments
    Hospital consults

    Dr. Hannah Gay
    Phone: (601) 815-1119

    Perinatal HIV

    Telephone consults
    Office appointments
    Hospital consults

    Dr. Ben Nash
    Phone: (601) 815-1119

     

    During the period from August 2000 until August 2012 we provided support services for women, children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS through a Ryan White Program HIV/AIDS Program Part D grant, Central MS Circle of Care. Due to budget and work plan changes to meet competing grant guidance in 2012, funds were shifted to support additional case management devoted to women and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. The Circle of Care office was closed July 31, 2012. An RN case manager funded by the current Part D award provides case management for Part D-eligible clients receiving primary HIV care in the Adult Special Care Clinic at the Jackson Medical Mall.

    The current Pediatric HIV Program staff is composed of a pediatric nurse practitioner, an RN case manager for perinatal patients, an RN case manager for adolescents, an RN case manager for HIV-exposed infants, and an administrative assistant II.