The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:
Joshua R. Mann, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Joshua R. Mann, a UMMC alum who has more than 13 years of service to the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has joined the Medical Center faculty as professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine.
After receiving his B.S. in chemistry from Delta State University in 1992, Mann earned the M.D. at UMMC in 1996. He completed a transitional internship in 1997 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, and a preventive medicine residency in 1999 at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia. Concurrently, he earned his M.P.H. at the University of South Carolina School of Public Health, Columbia, in 1999.
He served as director of research at the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, Austin, Texas, from 1999-2002 before joining the University of South Carolina School of Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of clinical family and preventive medicine and medical director of the school's Employee/Student Health Services. In 2005, he became director of the school's Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and in 2006, he was promoted to associate professor of clinical family and preventive medicine. He was awarded tenure at the rank of associate professor in 2012.
A member of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Christian Medical and Dental Association, Mann is the author or coauthor of more than 55 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications. He is an editorial board member of the Disability and Health Journal, and serves as an ad hoc peer reviewer for multiple journals. In 2011-12, he chaired the General Preventive Medicine Section of the Preventive Medicine Milestones Working group for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which accredits residency training programs for physicians in the United States. This working group developed the inaugural training milestones that are now required for all general preventive medicine residency programs.
Mann's professional interests include prenatal risk factors for childhood disabilities, the health of people with a disability, religion/spirituality and health, and perinatal mental health.
Rachael Foley Morris, M.D.
Dr. Rachael Foley Morris, a recent maternal fetal medicine fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
After receiving the B.S. in biology from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, Morris earned the M.D. at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, in 2008. She then had residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from 2008-12 at UMMC, where she was chief administrative resident in the department from 2011-12. She completed her postgraduate training with a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at UMMC from 2012-15.
A fellow of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Morris is the author or coauthor of 13 published articles, abstracts or presentations.
Kumar Pallav, M.B.B.S.
Dr. Kumar Pallav, a recent gastroenterology and hepatology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After graduating from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, in 2005, Pallav had internal medicine residency training from 2007-10 at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, clinical and research fellowships in Celiac disease and gastroenterology from 2010-12 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and a gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at UMMC from 2012-15.
The author or coauthor of nine articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 18 poster or oral presentations nationally, Pallav's medical interests include esophageal disorders and Celiac disease.
Dustin Pambianchi, D.M.D.
Dr. Dustin Pambianchi, a recent Advanced Education in General Dentistry house officer at UMMC, has joined the School of Dentistry faculty as an assistant professor of advanced general dentistry.
After receiving his B.S. in biology from Delta State University in 2008, Pambianchi earned his D.M.D. in 2014 at UMMC, where he completed his advanced education in general dentistry in 2015.
An active member of the Mississippi Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, Pambianchi served as dental school class president from 2010-14.