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UHHS CFO, psychiatry chair, obstetrician join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014

Published on December 18, 2014

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Experienced hospital CFO to lead UHHS financials


The new chief financial officer for UMMC’s University Hospitals and Health Systems pledges to maintain excellent fiscal stewardship over the assets and resources of the health-care delivery system.

Successful financial results from operations are critical beyond just this system’s financial viability, said Brad Sinclair, who joined the UMMC ranks in November after serving as market chief financial officer for Community Health Systems, encompassing six area hospitals. “We’re a significant resource, not just for the local community, but the state as a whole,” he said.

“A lot of people rely on us not just for health care, but for their jobs,” Sinclair said. “In my short tenure at UMMC, it is clear that the tone from the top is that we exist to serve the citizens of Mississippi, and that this center belongs to everyone in the state, This carries the necessity to ensure we are operating the health system in a fiscally responsible manner.”

Sinclair, a certified public accountant and graduate of Mississippi State University, and his wife and four children reside in Ridgeland. In his new post, Sinclair said, “our financial team will set the tone for revenue cycle excellence and wise deployment of financial resources.”

Sinclair previously served as chief financial officer for River Oaks and Woman’s Hospital, Rankin Medical Center/Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, and Riley Memorial Hospital.

Vanderbilt psychiatrist to chair psych department


Dr. Scott M. Rodgers, associate dean for medical student affairs, associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of education and medical administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor and chair of psychiatry.

After receiving the B.S. in zoology and the B.A. in German literature cum laude from Duke University in 1988, Rodgers earned the M.D. at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1994, where he was the Justin Potter Scholar. He had residency training in pediatrics from 1994-95, and in psychiatry from 1995-98, including service as chief resident from 1997-98, and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry from 1998-2000, including service as chief resident in 2000, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

He joined the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2000 as an assistant professor of psychiatry and became associate professor of psychiatry there in 2008. He also served as assistant professor of Education and Medical Administration from 2005-08 and assistant dean for medical student affairs from 2005-06. He became associate dean for medical student affairs in 2007 and associate professor of education and medical administration in 2008.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Medical Colleges, Group on Student Affairs and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rodgers has given 18 invited presentations nationally and is the author or coauthor of 12 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.

Longstanding obstetrician joins ob-gyn faculty


Dr. George Christopher Ball, an ob-gyn physician at the Clinic for Women of Central Mississippi in Jackson for nearly 30 years, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

After attending Mississippi State University for three years, Ball earned early admission into the School of Medicine at UMMC and earned the M.D. in 1981. He had postgraduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1981-85 and joined the Clinic for Women of Central Mississippi in July 1985.

A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ball is an active member of the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Central Medical Society and the Gynecic Society, for whom he served as president in 1989. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, he is the coauthor of a journal article in Obstetric Gynecology and has made two presentations at professional conferences in Jackson.