Faculty and Staff

Family Medicine Faculty and Staff

Chair

  • Shannon D. Pittman, MD - Interim Chair; Professor and Residency Director

Professors

  • Chris Anne Rodgers Arthur, PhD, MPH, CHES - Director of Medical Education and Faculty Development
  • Ann M. Butler Kemp, MD - Associate Residency Director
  • Janet L. Ricks, DO - Residency Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine
  • Thais Brown Tonore, MD - Associate Director of Student Programs

Associate professors

  • Christopher D. Boston, MD - Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship -
  • Jennifer J. Bryan, MD
  • Molly S. Clark, PhD, ABPP - Director of Health Psychology Fellowship in Family Medicine
  • James Anthony Cloy, MD - Director of Community Student Health Program for Department of Family Medicine
  • John R. Mitchell, MD - Director of the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce
  • David R. Norris Jr., MD - Director of Student Programs
  • Holly H. Peeples, MD - Medical Consultant for ACT Center

Assistant professors

  • Kristen Alston, PhD
  • Kimberly A. Bibb, MD
  • Kelley M. Bishop, MD
  • Tabitha Manero Marek, MD
  • Tobe Momah, MD
  • Deborah S. O'Bryan, MD - Quick Care physician
  • Joyce I. Olutade, MD - Medical Director, Student and Employee Health
  • Netrali Patel, MD - Clinical Director, MIND Center
  • Sonya Shipley, MD
  • Irma H. Welch, MD
  • Kathleen M. Young, PhD, MPH - Director, Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills Center

Adjunct faculty

  • Brian J. Tollefson, MD - Co-Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship; Director, Emergency Ultrasound; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

Additional appointments in Family Medicine

  • Gene R. Barrett, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, UMMC
  • Bettina Beech, DrPH, MPH - Dean of School of Population Health; Executive Director-Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities; Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Penni Smith Foster, PhD - Associate Professor, Academic Consultant of Office of Academic Support, UMMC Division of Academic Affairs
  • Natalie W. Gaughf, PhD, ABPP - Professor, Director of UMMC Academic Counseling Services
  • Joshua Mann, MD - Professor and Chair, SPH Department of Preventive Medicine
  • R. Stephen Manuel, PhD - Assistant Professor, Associate Dean of Admissions, UMMC
  • Patrick O. Smith, PhD, ABPP - Professor, UMMC Dean of Faculty Affairs

Professors Emeritus

  • Diane K. Beebe, MD - 2017
  • Robert C. Forbes, MD - 2016
  • Judith Gore Gearhart, MD - 2015
  • Warren A. Jones, MD - 2012
  • Wilfred Reginald Gillis, MD - 2011
  • Deirdre M. Phillips, MD - 2006