September 14

New faculty

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



Clemmer
Clemmer

John S. Clemmer, Ph.D.

Dr. John S. Clemmer, a recent postdoctoral research fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in physiology and biophysics.

After receiving his B.S. in biological engineering in 2008 and his M.S. in biological engineering in 2010 from Mississippi State University, Clemmer earned his M.S. in physiology and biophysics in 2012 and his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics in 2015 at UMMC. He then became a postdoctoral fellow, working on biological modeling for UMMC’s Center for Computational Medicine. He also has served as an adjunct professor in medical physiology at William Carey University.

An active member of the American Heart Association and the American Physiological Society, Clemmer is the author or coauthor of 19 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals and 25 abstracts. He was recently awarded an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, "Computational Modeling and Predictive Analytics to Improve the Treatment of Resistant Hypertension in African-Americans."

 

Smith
Smith

Jonathan Evan Smith, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Smith, a recent internal medicine and pediatrics resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving his B.S. in biology from Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, in 2009, Smith earned his M.D. at the Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, in 2013. He then completed his internship and residency at UMMC and now serves as chief resident in the Department of Pediatrics.

An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians, Smith has given three invited presentations and has served as a preceptor for a multidisciplinary student communication seminar. He is the author of an award-winning poster presented at the Mississippi State AAP Meeting in 2016.

 

Weatherly
Weatherly

Lyssa T. Weatherly, M.D.

Dr. Lyssa T. Weatherly, a recent internal medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine and geriatrics.

After receiving her B.S. in chemistry and biology medical science summa cum laude from Mississippi College in 2007, Weatherly served as a chemist for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg from 2007-09. She earned her M.D. in 2012 at UMMC, where she did her residency training. She also served as chief resident in internal medicine in 2015 before completing her fellowship in geriatrics here in 2016.

The author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed publications, Weatherly has given four invited presentations at scientific meetings nationwide. An active member of the American College of Physicians, she has research experience in spinal cord injury, computational and spectroscopic evaluation of explosive compounds, and computational chemistry.