March 27, 2023

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, March 27, 2023

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

Dr. James L. Duncan III 

Portrait of Dr. James Duncan

Dr. James L. Duncan III, recently a private practice anesthesiologist in Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine.

Duncan graduated from the School of Medicine at UMMC in 1995 and completed a residency in general surgery at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and an anesthesiology residency at UMMC.

For eight years, he had a general surgery private practice in Hattiesburg where he also served as the chair of the Department of Surgery at Forrest General Hospital from 2007 to 2008.

Before going into private practice in Jackson, in 2012, he served for a year as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at UMMC.

Duncan is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and General Surgery.

He has been published in, among other journals, American Surgeon and Annals of Surgery. He has made presentations to such organizations as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Louisiana chapter of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Family Physicians and others.

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Dr. Mark A. Dodson

Portrait of Dr. Mark Dodson

Dr. Mark A. Dodson, recently a partner at Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in the Alexandria, Louisiana, area for 27 years, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the School of Medicine.

Dodson earned his medical degree in 1990 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, and a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship In the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at UMMC.

Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, Dodson has also served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and as a clinical assistant professor at the Tulane University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in New Orleans.

He has held several leadership positions in the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association and is a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.

Dodson has participated in a number of professional presentations and is involved in several research projects. He has been awarded a patent for a modular distal radius retractor and related method.