Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Linda G. Schmidt, M.D.
Dr. Linda G. Schmidt, an allergist previously in private practice at the Jackson Asthma and Allergy Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.
After receiving her B.S. in physiology from the University of California, Davis, in 1990, Schmidt earned her M.D. at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, in 1995. She completed her residency training in pediatrics in 1998 and her postdoctoral fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology in 2000, both at Tulane.
Schmidt began serving as a private practice allergist at the Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic in 2000 and was a visiting teaching professor in pediatrics at UMMC as well. She served as an assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UMMC from 2006-10. She has been with the Jackson Asthma and Allergy Center since 2013.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Schmidt is the author or coauthor of several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has given medical presentations and invited lectures nationally and locally and has participated in 17 clinical research studies.
Shou-Ching Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, professor of medicine at Augusta University, Georgia, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of medicine and pharmacology/toxicology and as associate director of the UMMC Cancer Institute Clinical and Translation Research.
After earning his M.D. at the West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, in 1982, Tang received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in 1988. He did a rotating internship from 1989-90 at Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton; had residency training in internal medicine from 1990-93 at the University of Alberta; and had a medical oncology fellowship from 1993-95 at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tang joined the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, in 1995 as an assistant professor of medicine and basic medical sciences and became an associate professor of medicine and basic medical sciences and director of medical oncology and cancer research there in 1999. In 2002 he became an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Miami and director of solid tumor oncology and associate cancer center director of translational research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2016, he became professor of medicine and director of breast cancer at Mayo Clinics, Scottsdale, and in 2017, he became professor and chief of hematology/oncology, Denver Health Medical Center, at the University of Colorado at Denver. In 2010 Tang was named the Martha Bacon Stimpson Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, clinical professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and in 2013, professor of medicine and leader of the breast cancer program at Augusta University.
An active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Physicians and the Chinese-American Hematology/Oncology Network, among many other professional societies, Tang has given more than 120 local, national and international presentations and more than 240 invited lectures. Associate editor of the International Journal of Cancer and Clinical Research, Tang serves on the editorial boards of four leading oncology journals and has authored or coauthored more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, two book chapters and 35 oral abstracts and poster presentations.
Tang was accredited for the independent cloning of BAG-1 and discovered its prognostic value in breast cancer. BAG-1 is now part of the widely used Oncotype DX test. Tang has served on ECOG, SWOG and U.S. oncology committees. He was the founding chair of the Atlantic Canada Oncology Group and scientific director of the Breast Cancer International Research Group. He has chaired seven clinical trials and has been principal investigator for more than 60 research projects, He has 11 active research grants.
Aubrey Duane Williamson, M.D.
Dr. Aubrey Duane Williamson, a staff physician at Hudspeth Regional Center, Whitfield, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology.
After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1977, Williamson had postgraduate training in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy from 1978-80 and earned his M.D. in 1984 at UMMC, where he had an internal medicine internship from 1984-85 and an anesthesiology residency from 1985-88.
He served as an anesthesiologist at Central Mississippi Medical Center from 1988-93. In 1993, he cofounded Surgical Anesthesia Associates, P.A., where he served as an anesthesiologist for 22 years. He served as an anesthesiologist at Central Mississippi Medical Center/Northstar Anesthesia from 2015-16. He joined Hudspeth Regional Center in 2016.
Williamson is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Mississippi Society of Anesthesiology and the Mississippi State Medical Association.