The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Dr. Shweta Kishore, a recent rheumatology fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving her M.B.B.S. from Manipal University at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India, in 2009, Kishore had in internship and residency in internal medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, New Jersey, from 2011-14 before beginning her rheumatology fellowship in 2014.
An active member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians, she is the primary author of two posters which were presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine meeting in 2013. She will be presenting her poster, "Esophageal Dysmotility and Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Scleroderma: A Retrospective Study," at the upcoming ACR meeting.
Kishore has special interests in vasculitis, interstitial lung disease secondary to connective tissue diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Dr. C. LaToya Mason, a former associate professor of anesthesiology at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of anesthesiology.
The former valedictorian of Jackson's Forest Hill High School graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a B.S. in biochemistry. She then completed medical school and residency training in anesthesiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, and an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.
Mason was a faculty member in the Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Anesthesiology from 2007-16. While at BCM, she was a recipient of two major institutional awards: the Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award and the BCM Rising Star Award. She was one of only 13 faculty physicians to receive the Rising Star designation.
A board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology since 2007, Mason is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, and the National Medical Association. Mason's national committee involvement includes her appointment as chair of the SOAP Membership Committee and her membership in the ASA Educational Track Committee for Obstetric Anesthesia.
Mason is an associate editor of Shnider and Levinson's Anesthesia for Obstetrics Textbook, fifth edition. She has authored several abstracts, book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has been an invited speaker, workshop instructor and abstract presenter at numerous state and national scientific meetings, including the annual meetings of the ASA, SOAP and NMA. Mason's other notable achievements include her recent selection as one of Xavier University of Louisiana's Top 40 Under 40 Outstanding Alumni and one of the National Quality Health Forum's 40 Under 40 Leaders in Healthcare. The latter award was conferred by the Congressional Black Caucus.
Bart A. Morris, a recent medical physics resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in radiation oncology.
After receiving his B.S. in physics from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, in 2011, Morris earned his M.S. in medical physics in 2014 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He then entered medical physics residency training.
The author or coauthor of five articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, Morris is an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the Health Physics Society's Deep South Chapter.
Dr. Utsav Nandi, recently an emergency medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in emergency medicine.
After receiving his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar, in 2012, Nandi began his emergency medicine residency in 2012 and became chief resident in 2015.
The author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and seven posters presented at scientific meetings, Nandi was recently awarded the Emergency Medicine Foundation's two-year Research Fellowship grant. He is also pursuing a graduate degree at UMMC's inaugural Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program.
Nandi is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
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