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We are delighted to welcome you to the Department of
Pathology at UMMC, Jackson, MS. We are a
full-service Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Department, with a Master’s and
Doctoral Training Program, and Residency and Fellowship training programs in
Pathology. All of our educational
activities are supported by the rich teaching environment at this University
that is geared for medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, post-doctoral
fellows, and, on the basic science side, provides unique opportunities for a
career in research.
Nestled in the heart of Mississippi, the Department has a
long history of service to the people of Mississippi. We are the only academic medical center in
the state, the state’s only medical school, the only site for resident
education and fellowship training, and graduate training in pathology. Our unique mission provides us access to
outstanding educational opportunities stemming from the tertiary and quaternary
care services provided regionally only by UMMC.
Our medical center is home to world class medical treatment in many
subspecialty areas, including pediatric surgery and pediatric oncology,
cardiovascular, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, pulmonary medicine/surgery,
transplantation (kidney, heart, pancreas), gynecologic oncology, and medical
oncology, just to name a few. Such subspecialty practices provide outstanding
anatomic and clinical pathology specimens for us to study.
We have a unique faculty, virtually entirely focused on
patient care, education, and research.
Our goal is to provide outstanding care to our patients and support our
clinical colleagues and investigators in every way possible. Training in our department provides a solid
foundation from which to build any type of clinical or academic career. We have experts in every aspect of pathology
from the clinical laboratory, to surgical pathology and cytology, and, to the
autopsy service. We have world-class
subspecialty pathologists covering pediatric pathology, obstetric pathology,
general surgical pathology, genitourinary and nephropathology, head and neck
pathology, neuropathology (both adult and pediatric, including muscle),
orthopedic pathology (bone and soft tissues), thoracic pathology, oncologic
pathology, transplantation pathology, molecular pathology, gastrointestinal and
hepatic, cardiac pathology, autopsy (forensic and medical), cytology and fine
needle aspiration biopsy, and gynecologic pathology.
Our residents and fellows secure excellent additional
training fellowships, including those offered by MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins,
University of Chicago, Duke and Washington University in St. Louis, to name a
few. Our graduate students obtain sought
after post-doctoral fellowships.
Approximately one-half of our graduating residents and fellows return to
practice in Mississippi or a neighboring state.
The rest of our graduates are found all across the United States, some
as far as California and Washington.
We are a family-friendly department that understands the
notion of “work -life balance.” We are
here for the long haul, taking the best of what we’ve learned elsewhere across
this country and around the work, and applying those best practices here in
Mississippi. Our overarching goal is to
help you become the very best that you can be, so that you leave prepared for
the future. Come, see the beauty, and feel the joy and
happiness of life while learning your craft in our Department.
Janice M. Lage, MD
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005