September 26, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, September 26, 2022

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

Dr. Charles M. Robertson

Charles Robertson

Dr. Charles M. Robertson has rejoined the Medical Center faculty as associate professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine. 

Robertson, a native of Jackson and graduate of Tupelo High School, returns after a year with Perioperative Services of Mississippi. Prior to starting at UMMC in 2013, Robertson received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and subsequently trained at Washington University in St. Louis.  He practiced as an attending pediatric anesthesiologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital from 2011 to 2013.

At the Medical Center, Robertson held several leadership roles, including chair of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship CCC. He was a member of various committees, including the UMMC Pediatric Trauma Review Committee, Children’s- Operational Technology and innovation Committee, and UMMC Batson Perioperative Subcommittee.

Robertson is the editor, author or co-author of three book chapters, has several peer-reviewed research publications to his credit and a pending patent for his emergency ventilator constructed for use during the COVID-19 pandemic at UMMC.

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Dr. Chaudhry Saad Sohail

Chaudhry Saad Sohail

Dr. Chaudhry Saad Sohail, recently an internal medicine resident at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine-hospitalist in the School of Medicine.

Sohail graduated in 2017 from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sohail, who participated in research at the University of Arizona, is the co-author of numerous published abstracts and research publications, including those for the American Society of Hematology, JSM Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JSM Hepatitis, Journal of Hematology & Transfusion, Annals of Public Health and Research, Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Journal of Family Medicine & Community Health, Annals of Psychiatry and Mental Health, and more.

His clinical interests include hospital medicine and cardiology.

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Dr. Athanasios Tsiouris

Athanasios Tsiouris

Dr. Athanasios Tsiouris, recently a clinical associate/advanced fellow in heart, lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery-cardiothoracic in the School of Medicine.

Tsiouris, who earned his medical degree in 2004 from the University of Thessaly, Greece, also earned a PhD in 2020 from the University of Thrace, Greece. He has completed residency training at the Royal Free Hospital in London, UK-England, in general surgery; at George’s Hospital, London, in cardiothoracic surgery; at the Henry Ford Hospital-Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in general surgery; and at the Yale University School of Medicine, in cardiothoracic surgery.

Tsiouris has served as an assistant professor of surgery at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri; attending cardiothoracic surgeon at Providence Medical Center and at St. Joseph Medical Center, both in Kansas City; assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wayne State University; and attending cardiothoracic surgeon at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Tsiouris is board-certified in surgery and in thoracic surgery.

He is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, American College of Cardiology, American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and other professional organizations.

Tsiouris is the co-author of more than 40 research publications and has served as a reviewer for eight professional journals, including the British Medical Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Journal of Surgical Research, among others. He has made a variety of international research presentations and is the author or co-author of three book chapters.

Tsiouris is United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)-certified in heart, lung transplantation and left ventricular assist devices.