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Lisa Didion, MD

Portrait of Dr. Lisa DidionChief Medical Officer

Dr. Lisa Didion assumed the role of chief medical officer Jan. 1, 2023. In this role, she has oversight of accreditation, clinical risk management, infection prevention, quality and safety, and performance improvement, as well as the data management and reporting for all of those areas.

She is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine.

Her career trajectory includes the administrative roles of associate CMO for Children’s of Mississippi and for the Office of the Chief Medical Officer; the Office of Patient Experience’s first medical director; and the first medical director of care coordination. Dr. Didion oversees a steering committee for the Office of Operational Excellence, which works to expand successful practices in patient quality, safety, outcomes and experience to include operational and financial improvement work.

Dr. Didion received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, serving as chief resident, and was an assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia from 2009-2011 before coming to UMMC as an assistant professor of pediatrics. She is currently a professor of pediatrics.