November 7, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, November 7, 2022

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

Dr. Jahnavi Chatterjee

Portrait of Dr. Jahnavi Chatterjee

Dr. Jahnavi Chatterjee, recently an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics-neurology in the School of Medicine.

Chatterjee, who earned a Master of Health Sciences in biochemistry in 2009 at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated in 2014 from the School of Medicine at UMMC. She finished her residency in categorical pediatrics at UMMC in 2017 before completing a fellowship in child neurology at the Medical Center.

Chatterjee, who is certified in neurology with a special qualification in child neurology, conducted research and quality improvement projects at UMMC during her residency and fellowship. She has a number of oral/poster presentations to her credit, as well as several professional abstracts/publications. As a student or faculty member, she has served frequently as a mentor and has taken on a variety of leadership roles.

Chatterjee is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Neurology, and Child Neurology Society.

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Dr. Kavipriya Komeswaran

Portrait of Dr. Kavipriya Komeswaran

Dr. Kavipriya Komeswaran, who recently completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Louisville, Norton Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

Komeswaran earned her MBBS in 2014 at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute in Chennai, India. She completed her pediatric residency at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield, where she was chief resident.

For her fellowship in Louisville, she received the chair’s award for Highest Honors.

Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric advanced life support, she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Indian Medical Association.

Komeswaran, who has conducted a number of research projects, has also contributed to several publications and poster presentations.

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Dr. Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas

Portrait of Dr. Abdul Minhas

Dr. Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, recently a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, has joined the Medical Center as an assistant professor of medicine-hospitalist in the School of Medicine.

Minhas earned his MD-equivalent MBBS degree at the Shifa College of Medicine in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2013. He did his residency in internal medicine at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Florida.

Minhas is board-certified in internal medicine and is expected to graduate with a Master of Science in academic medicine from the University of Missouri as a fellow of the American College of Physicians in the coming year. He has worked for the past four years at Forrest General.

Minhas has extensive research experience. He is the coauthor of more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 50 peer-reviewed published abstracts. He has worked extensively in cardiovascular outcomes/epidemiological research with a focus on health care disparities among different population subgroups.

Minhas is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association.