Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:
Pamela Linette Lee, a registered nurse for almost 15 years, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a part-time instructor in nursing.
After receiving her BS in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998, Lee earned her BSN in 2004 and her MSN in 2011 at UMMC. She is currently seeking a PhD in nursing education and administration from William Carey University, Hattiesburg.
Lee first joined the Medical Center in 2001 as a staff nurse/charge nurse in renal and critical care transition. She is an experienced medical-surgical staff nurse, having served in trauma, kidney transplant, critical care transition and other areas, home health and education. She has served as a nurse manager for adult psychiatry and adult medical psychiatry. She is a certified BLS and ACLS instructor and has National Medical Surgical Nurse Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently the nurse manager of the inpatient Pediatric Psychiatry area.
A service member in the United States Army Reserves, Greenwood, from 1993-99, Lee is a 2013 recipient of the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses Association's Presidential Award and an active member of the Mississippi Nurses Association. She is active in the community and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Stephen S. Raab, chief of laboratory medicine at Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, and professor of laboratory medicine at Memorial University, St. John's, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of pathology.
After receiving his BA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1983, Raab earned his MD at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1988. During medical school, Raab had a Dana Fellowship in epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He had postgraduate training in pathology as a resident and surgical pathology fellow from 1988-91 at Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri; a cytopathology fellowship from 1991-92 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina; and a health policy fellowship from 1994-95 at the Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
Raab was an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, from 1992-96 and became an associate professor with tenure in 1997. Raab was director of cytology and director of outcomes research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, Pittsburgh, in 1997. He concurrently performed research at the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University. Raab became a full professor at both institutions in 2001. In 2002, Raab joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he became chief of pathology at Shadyside Hospital. In 2007, Raab joined the University of Colorado Denver as a professor of pathology, vice chair of quality and director of anatomic pathology. In 2011, he joined Memorial University and the Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority.
An active member of several professional societies, including the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Raab is the author or coauthor of 213 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications, eight book chapters, 225 abstracts and numerous other published articles. A highly sought speaker, he has given hundreds of presentations at scientific meetings, conventions and workshops internationally.
Dr. Sara Silver, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.
After receiving her BS in clinical laboratory sciences in 2003 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Silver earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. She completed a traditional osteopathic rotating internship in 2009 at a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. Silver completed her pediatric residency in 2012 at the University of South Florida program at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Finally, she returned to VCU for her pediatric endocrinology fellowship, graduating in 2015.
She has joined the Medical Center as a full-time provider at the Children's of Mississippi ambulatory clinic in Tupelo.
An American Osteopathic board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, Silver is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society. Her professional interests include diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, growth disorders, puberty and post-traumatic hypopituitarism.
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