When she completed residencies at the Cleveland Clinic and Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Vani Vijayakumar didn't have a mentor.
In the 21st century, the term “modern medicine” evokes images of physicians and surgeons using laser beams, image-guided robotics and cybernetic implants to enhance the quality and length of life for patients.
Yet even the most state-of-the-art technological marvels run a distant second to the time-honored creativity, artistry and ingenuity of the human hand.
While the number of practitioners who rely on the latest medical gadgets continues to climb, there remains a robust fraternity of health-care
providers who take pride in the matchless artisanry of the distinct services they offer.
The following stories highlight but a few of the many true craftsmen who have perfected the art of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.