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Faculty

Chair

  • Shannon D. Pittman, MD – Professor; Alma Lowry Hill Chair of Family Medicine

Professors

  • Molly S. Clark, PhD, ABPP – Director of Health Psychology Fellowship in Family Medicine
  • Ann M. Butler Kemp, MD – Associate Residency Director
  • David R. Norris, Jr., MD, MA, FAAFP – Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Janet L. Ricks, DO – Residency Director and Director, Osteopathic Family Medicine

Associate Professors

  • Kristen Alston, PhD
  • James Anthony Cloy, MD – Director of Community Student Health Program for Department of Family Medicine
  • Sonya Shipley, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professors

  • Kimberly Bibb, MD
  • Kelley Bishop, MD
  • Saloum Cisse, MD
  • Ardarian Gilliam Pierre, MD
  • Sheree C. Melton, MD – Director of Student Programs
  • Tobe Momah, MD
  • Rhonda Odom-Funches, MD
  • Joyce I. Olutade, MD
  • Amanda Rice, MD
  • Kshama Vyas, MD
  • Irma H. Welch, MD

Additional Appointments in Family Medicine

  • Patrick O. Smith, PhD, ABPP – Professor, Family Medicine, Chief Faculty Affair Officer, UMMC – SOM Associate 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
  • Thais B. Tonore, MD – 2019