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Welcome to the Department of Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. James D. Hardy was named the first Chair of the Department in 1953. The department was fully established in 1955 when the University of Mississippi School of Medicine opened.
Marc E. Mitchell, MD
The early history of the department was remarkable for original research in cardiovascular physiology, the first open heart operation performed in Mississippi on Jan. 27, 1959; the world's first lung transplantation on June 11, 1963; and the world's first human heart transplant on Jan. 23, 1964. In less than 10 years, the Department of Surgery established a world-wide reputation for excellence. Following this legacy of innovation and excellence, we are committed to providing the highest quality medical care for our patients, world class education for our students and residents, and continuing innovative basic science and clinical research. The Department of Surgery is composed of 8 divisions including General Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Urology.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216