Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Harshesh Amin, MD
Dr. Harshesh Amin, an internal medicine physician and most recently an internal medicine resident at Carolinas Health Care Blue Ridge in Morgantown, North Carolina, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving his BS in biology from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, in 2012, Amin earned his MD at the Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, Florida, in 2017. He then had postgraduate training at Carolinas Health Care Blue Ridge.
An active member of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, Amin is the author or coauthor of two quality improvement projects, two case presentations and one article published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontier Pediatrics. He has served as a member of the Blue Ridge Critical Care Committee and is a past president of the Hindu Student Council at the Ross University School of Medicine.
Austin L. Burkenstock, DO
Dr. Austin L. Burkenstock, an internal medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in medicine.
After receiving his BS in biochemistry from Mississippi State University in 2014, Burkenstock earned his DO at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. He has since completed internal medicine residency training at UMMC.
Throughout his training, he has been a co-author of a peer-reviewed journal article and an author or co-author of three posters presented at scientific meetings. Burkenstock has also given an invited presentation at the Southern Regional Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
An Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society inductee and a volunteer at the Jackson Free Clinic, he is an associate member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. His quality improvement research interests include improving medicine handoffs in transitions of care and improving patient assessment regarding the use of IV fluids.
Joshua Barrett Butler, DO
Dr. Joshua Barrett Butler, recently an internal medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.
After receiving his BS in 2010 from Auburn University and his MMS in 2011 from Mississippi College, Butler earned his DO at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. He then had residency training in internal medicine at UMMC from 2018-21.
A Sigma Sigma Phi inductee, Butler is the author or coauthor of two posters presented at scientific meetings in Jackson. A Jackson Free Clinic volunteer, he is contributing to a retrospective study of lupus nephritis patients.
William Chiang, MD
Dr. William Chiang, chief resident in the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in anesthesiology.
After receiving his BS in biological sciences and his BS in kinesiology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 2011, Chiang served as a patient transporter at Baton Rouge General Hospital-Bluebonnet from 2012-13 before earning his MD at the LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, in 2017. He has since had anesthesiology residency training at UMMC.
A resident member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Medical Association, Chiang is a Program Evaluation Committee member in the UMMC Department of Anesthesiology and a resident panel member and SIM instructor for the UMMC Anesthesiology Interest Group. He has authored or coauthored a research poster presented at ASA 2019 in Orlando, Florida, and has given two Grand Rounds presentations and two Resident Presentations at UMMC.
His research interests include a retrospective study of factors associated with successfully performed radio frequency ablation of sacroiliac joint and a quality improvement project, patient care and efficiency improvement using a clinical reference card update.