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New peds, radiology, medicine faculty swell UMMC's ranks

Published on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Published on September 03, 2015

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

Ellen E. Parker, M.D.


Dr. Ellen E. Parker, formerly a staff radiologist in the Veterans Health Administration National Teleradiology Program, San Bruno, California, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology in the Division of Neuroradiology.

After receiving her B.S. with a major in classical studies and a minor in chemistry magna cum laude from Millsaps College in 1996, Parker earned her M.D. at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. She was a general surgery intern from 2000-01, an otorhinolaryngology resident from 2001-02 and a diagnostic radiology resident from 2002-06 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. She was an ACGME Fellow in diagnostic neuroradiology from 2006-07 and a clinical instructor in diagnostic neuroradiology from 2007-08 at the University of California San Francisco.

The author or coauthor of five articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and one book chapter, Parker has given eight abstract presentations nationally.

Riddhiben Patel, M.D.


Dr. Riddhiben Patel, a recent pediatric neurology resident at the Children Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University, Detroit, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After earning her M.B.B.S. at Government Medical College Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, in 2006, Patel had internship training from 2005-06 at Government Medical College and Sir T Hospital, Gujarat. Patel then had general pediatrics residency training at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, New York, from 2009-12, before joining Children Hospital of Michigan in 2012.

An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Patel is the author or coauthor of four publication and three presentations or abstracts at national meetings. Patel's research interests include epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis and clinical interests include headache and botox therapy and autism.

Susie B. Phillips, M.D.


Dr. Susie B. Phillips, a recent UMMC pediatrics resident, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving her B.A. in biological sciences summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2007, Phillips earned her M.D. at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, in 2012. She began her pediatrics residency at UMMC that year.

She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Phillips has one published abstract and has coauthored one peer-reviewed research report.

James Daryl Pollard, M.D.


Dr. James Daryl Pollard, a recent UMMC cardiology fellow, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving his B.S. in chemistry summa cum laude in 2004 from the University of Southern Mississippi, Pollard earned his M.D. in 2008 at UMMC, where he had an internal medicine residency from 2008-11 before beginning the cardiology fellowship program in 2012.

He is an active member of the American College of Cardiology.