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Hospitalist, anatomical pathologist join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Published on April 07, 2016

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

Rahat Noor, M.B.B.S.


Dr. Rahat Noor has joined the Medical Center Faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After earning his M.B.B.S. at the Aga Khan University Medical School, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2003, Noor did his internal medicine residency from 2006-09 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan; a melanoma medical oncology fellowship from 2009-11 at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; and a geriatric medicine fellowship from 2011-12 at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in geriatrics, Noor has worked as a hospitalist at River Region Health System, Vicksburg, since 2013.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American Geriatrics Society, Noor is the author or coauthor of 13 publications, presentations and poster sessions.


Frank X. Torres, M.D.


Dr. Frank X. Torres, an anatomical pathologist at Eastern Health in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pathology.

After receiving his M.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1983, Torres was accepted into a transitional residency program from 1983-84 and an anatomic pathology residency program from 1984-85 at State General Hospital, Hermosillo, Mexico. He then had anatomic pathology residency training from 1987-91 at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Certified by the American Board of Pathology, Torres was a senior staff member in the Department of Pathology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, from 1991-2003 and again from 2005-11 and was a partner at Laboratory Medicine Service, P.A. in Laredo, Texas, from 2003-05. In 2011, he joined Eastern Health as divisional chief of anatomic pathology and became a staff pathologist there in 2014. While at Eastern Health, Torres also held a position as clinical assistant professor at Memorial University.

Torres has an interest in head and neck pathology and thyroid pathology. He also served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Torres is the author or coauthor of 17 abstracts, two book chapters and 10 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.