September 12, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, September 12, 2022

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

Dr. Joshua Cousin

Joshua Cousin

Dr. Joshua Cousin, recently a pediatric epilepsy fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

Cousin, who received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at UMMC in 2015, completed his pediatrics residency at Texas Children’s Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in child neurology at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University, in Chicago. During his fellowship there, he presented numerous lectures, including grand rounds on a novel, possibly pathogenic, SCN3A variant leading to focal epilepsy; led monthly conferences; and updated the hospital’s child neurology handbook.

During his pediatric epilepsy fellowship, he collaborated as a second site for an investigation evaluating the utilization of smartphone video of infantile spasms and if this led to earlier diagnosis/treatment and improved outcomes, which has been submitted for publication. He also gave a grand rounds presentation on his research into the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in patients with refractory infantile spasms and evaluated any additional improvements in their neurodevelopment due to the diet, which will be a poster presentation at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting this year.  

Certified in general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Cousin is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society.

He has co-authored research publications/abstracts and poster presentations, and is participating in a number of active projects/case reports.

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Dr. Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Dr. Emily Campbell, recently an obstetrics and gynecology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine.

Campbell received her medical degree in 2018 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. During her final year of residency at UMMC, she was chief resident in ob-gyn. A year earlier, she served as Mississippi Section Chair, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists junior fellow.

The co-author of professional research publications, Campbell is currently involved in the research project, “Obesity’s Impact on Morbidity in Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy.”

She is a member of the ACOG and the American Medical Association, including its Political Action Committee.

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Dr. Bassam Farhat

Bassam Farhat

Dr. Bassam Farhat has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine.

He earned his Doctor in Medicine degree in 2015 and completed one year of residency in general surgery at the Lebanese University-Faculty of Medical Sciences, Beirut.

Farhat then joined the American University of Beirut Medical Center and completed Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) international anesthesiology residency training.

He pursued an ACGME pediatric anesthesiology fellowship in 2020 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by a second ACGME fellowship in adult regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

He is the lead author of several research publications, and his articles have appeared in the Middle Eastern Journal of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia newsletter. He is actively involved in two ongoing randomized clinical trials with the Department of Anesthesiology at UIHC.