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Internal medicine chief resident; peds critical care, neuroradiology fellow among new faculty hires

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

Marivee Borges Rodriguez, M.D.

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Rodriguez

Dr. Marivee Borges Rodriguez, recently a pediatric critical care fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving her B.S. in chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, in 2010, Rodriguez earned her medical degree magna cum laude in 2014 at the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Science Campus, where she had pediatric residency training at Pediatric University Hospital from 2014-17. She then had her pediatric critical care fellowship at UMMC from 2017-20.

An active member of the Society of Critical Care and the American Medical Association, Rodriguez is the coauthor of a scientific poster, “Knowledge and Perceptions about LGBT Children and Adolescent Health Care Needs among Pediatricians and Pediatrics Trainees of a Tertiary Hospital in Puerto Rico,” and of a podium presentation, “Platelet Inhibition Prevents NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation and Sepsis-induced Multi-organ Injury.”

Meredith Sloan, M.D.

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Sloan

Dr. Meredith Sloan, chief resident in internal medicine at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in medicine.

After receiving her B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2012, Sloan earned her M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, in 2017. She then had internal medicine residency training at UMMC and was named chief resident in internal medicine for 2020-21.

An active member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, Sloan has coauthored three research posters presented at scientific meetings and two quality improvement projects.

 

Charlotte Skelton Taylor, M.D.

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Taylor

Dr. Charlotte Skelton Taylor, recently a neuroradiology fellow at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.

After receiving her B.A. in physics and biology magna cum laude in 2010 from the University of Mississippi, Taylor earned her M.D. in 2014 at UMMC, where she had diagnostic radiology residency training from 2014-19 and neuroradiology fellowship training from 2019-20. She earned the Department of Radiology’s Resident of the Year Award in 2018 and in 2019.

A Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Omega Alpha inductee, Taylor serves on the Educational and Membership Committees of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology and is an active member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology and the Radiological Society of North America, among many other professional organizations. The coauthor of 10 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals and 17 research posters presented at scientific meetings, her research interests include head and neck cancer imaging.

Vandana Vedanarayanan, M.D.

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Vedanarayanan

Dr. Vandana Vedanarayanan, recently a pediatric neurology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

After receiving her B.A. in English summa cum laude from Millsaps College in 2009, Vedanarayanan earned her M.D. at UMMC in 2013. She then had anesthesiology residency training at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, from 2013-16 before returning to UMMC for her pediatric neurology residency from 2016-20.

A Phi Beta Kappa inductee, Vedanarayanan is the coauthor of two articles published in peer-reviewed journals and two abstracts presented at scientific meetings nationally.