December 20, 2021

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, December 20, 2021

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

Dr. Masood Muhammad Hassan

Muhammad Masood Hassan

Dr. Masood Muhammad Hassan, recently a breast and gynecologic pathology fellow at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, has joined the Medical Center faculty as assistant professor of pathology in the School of Medicine.

Hassan earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS, from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan, before doing his internship at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore.

He graduated from his anatomic and clinical pathology residency program in the Department of Pathology at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina.

He completed his Selective Surgical Pathology fellowship from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Hassan, who is board-certified in pathology, anatomic and clinical pathology, is the lead author or co-author of a number of research articles published in professional journals and is conducting several research projects.

Dr. Joan Hou

Joan Hou

Dr. Joan Hou, recently a staff physician at Lakeland Regional Health Hospital in Lakeland Florida, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine.

Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and in brain injury medicine, Hou earned her medical degree from Peking Union Medical College and Shanxi Medical University, China. She also has a Master of Science in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

She did her internship in the Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. She also did a polytrauma/TBI fellowship at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Hou completed a two-year research fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology with the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and then worked as a research assistant professor in the department.

Before joining Lakeland Regional Medical Center, she was a staff physician in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; she then became medical director and staff physician at St. Vincent-Evansville Rehabilitation Institute in Evansville, Indiana. 

Hou, the co-author of numerous peer-reviewed book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, utilizes a multidisciplinary care approach and emphasizes compassionate individualized care to patients, specializing in the rehabilitation of a variety of disabling conditions including traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries (strokes, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, etc.), spinal cord injuries, amputations and musculoskeletal injuries.

She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of patients with brain injuries and treating their associated complications, including headaches and spasticity. She strives to improve patients’ level of function to maximize their independence.

Dr. Chloe A. Kilman

Chloe Kilman

Dr. Chloe A. Kilman, recently a clinical physician specializing in geriatrics at Oak Street Health in Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of geriatrics.

Kilman is board-certified in both family medicine and in geriatrics.

She earned her MD from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport in 2014 before completing her family medicine residency at UMMC.

For two years, she worked as a clinical physician and medical director at NewCareMD in Madison County.

Kilman, who has served as a family medicine residency preceptor, has made various community and other educational presentations on dementia, hypertension and geriatric pharmacology through the years.

Dr. Mohan Pauliah

Mohan Pauliah

Dr. Mohan Pauliah, recently a research associate-medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

Pauliah earned his Master of Engineering at the College of Engineering - Guindy in Chennai, India, before receiving his PhD in computer science, specializing in magnetic resonance (MR) physics and medical image processing. 

He served as an assistant professor in the School of Medical Education at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerela, India. He then worked as a biomedical engineer, as well as a systems analyst/medical physicist, at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, before serving for a year at the Laboratory of Electronics, Computer Science and Image at the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, and at the University of Burgundy in Auxerre, France. 

Before joining Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Pauliah was, for more than eight years, a senior research scientist-MR physicist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he served as key personnel and part of a team advancing the translational imaging research to obtain a first-in-human trials, FDA-approved translational cancer nano-medicine clinical product called C Dots (Cornell Dots) nanoparticle.

The co-holder of several patents, Pauliah has been awarded numerous research grants. He is the winner of an extensive number of international awards and honors and is the co-author of several books/chapters as well as articles published in professional journals.