Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Claudio Cesar do Nascimento, M.D.
Dr. Claudio Cesar do Nascimento, recently a critical care fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology.
After receiving his M.D. in 1999 from Universidade Federal de Goias Faculdade de Medicina, Brazil, where he also had anesthesiology residency training from 1999-2001, Cesar do Nascimento served in private practice as an associate partner at the Clinica de Anestesia de Goiania anesthesia group in Brazil from 2001-15. During his time at that clinic, he administered more than 12,000 anesthetics without any malpractice cases. He then had anesthesiology residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Michigan, from 2015-19, and critical care fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic from 2019-20.
An active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Cesar do Nascimento is the author or coauthor of two scientific poster presentations and has given three invited oral presentations internationally.
Allison Strickland, M.D.
Dr. Allison Strickland, who recently completed her senior endovascular neurosurgery fellowship in Miami, Florida, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of neurosurgery and endovascular surgery.
After receiving her B.A. with an emphasis on neuroscience and the biological sciences from Baylor University in 2008, Strickland earned her M.D. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock. In 2012, she began her residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, Oklahoma City, where she became chief resident in neurological surgery from 2017-18 and, in the following school year, was a junior fellow in vascular and endovascular neurosurgery. In summer 2019, she began her senior endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Strickland is the author or coauthor of 13 articles in peer-reviewed publications. She has also written two book chapters and eight scientific abstracts, presentations and posters. She is a Gold Humanism Honor Society inductee, and in 2018 she received the Outstanding Resident in Neurosurgery Subspecialty Award for trauma services from the Oklahoma University Medical Center.
James Andrews Wilkinson, D.O.
Dr. James Andrews Wilkinson has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of emergency medicine.
After receiving his B.S. in biomedical sciences magna cum laude from the University of South Alabama College of Allied Health, Mobile, in 2010, Wilkinson earned his D.O. at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, in 2014. He then had family medicine residency training from 2014-17 at Forrest General Hospital, where he was chief resident of family medicine, and emergency medicine residency training from 2017-20 at UMMC, where he was chief resident of emergency medicine.
A diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, Wilkinson is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Family Practice and the Mississippi State Medical Association. He is the author or coauthor of three articles in peer-reviewed publications and has given three invited presentations at scientific meetings in Mississippi and Florida.