The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Dr. Adam Clark Byrd, a recent internal medicine and dermatology resident at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of dermatology.
A lifetime native of Louisville, Mississippi, Byrd received his BS in general management from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 2000. He served as a cavalry officer in the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana, from 2001-05 and was awarded for valor for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-04.
Byrd took premedical coursework at Mississippi State University in 2006 and, while serving as an officer in the Medical Service Corps Branch of the Mississippi Army National Guard in Jackson, earned his M.D. at UMMC in 2011. He then began his residency training in Minneapolis while serving as a major in the Medical Corps Branch of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Cottage Grove.
Upon graduation from his residency, Byrd was elected by the faculty at Minnesota to receive the Rob Sias Award for Clinical Excellence, given annually to the graduating resident to whom faculty would most readily refer their family for dermatologic care.
The recipient of various military awards, including Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Awards, Byrd is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association and the Mississippi Medical Association. The coauthor of two articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, he has given four oral presentations and invited lectures at scientific meetings nationwide.
Byrd continues to serve as a field surgeon in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
Dr. Bryan J. Hierlmeier, a recent anesthesiology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology.
After receiving his BS in biomedical science from the University of South Florida, Tampa, in 2006, Hierlmeier earned the M.D. at the St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, British West Indies, in 2010. He began his anesthesiology residency at UMMC in 2011 and was chief resident of anesthesia in 2014. He then completed a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship from 2015-16 at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
An active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Hierlmeier has given a dozen scientific presentations nationwide. His interests include cardiothoracic anesthesia, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography, major vascular anesthesia, resident education and anesthetic care costs.
Dr. Sarah Marie Hasler Jones, a former practicing pediatrician at Jackson Pediatric Associates in Ridgeland and Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving her BS in biology summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005, Jones earned her M.D. in 2009 at UMMC, where she had pediatric residency training from 2009-12. She then joined the Jackson Pediatric Associates staff and served as an affiliated faculty member at UMMC.
The author or coauthor of 4 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Jones is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is working in the new complex care pediatric clinic at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center and has a special interest in the care of medically complex patients.
Dr. Jacob Moremen, having completed a three-year thoracic track cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Indiana University, is joining the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in surgery.
After receiving his BA in education magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2004, Moremen earned his M.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his surgical residency at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon in 2013.
A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Moremen is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. The author or coauthor of more than a dozen book chapters and articles in scientific publications, Moremen's research interests include pain control in thoracic surgery, early recovery pathways and resident education.
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