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Department of Medicine

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The Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center was founded in 1955 and has a rich history of dedication to clinical care, education and research. UMMC is the state’s only academic health science center and includes seven health science schools.

As the largest department on campus, the DOM includes 12 divisions: allergy and immunology, cardiology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, general internal medicine and hypertension, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, rheumatology and molecular immunology, and pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine.

The department includes over 300 staff and treats adult patients in various locations across the city, including UMMC main campus, the Jackson Medical Mall, Belhaven University Physicians, UMMC Specialty Select and UMMC Grant’s Ferry.

Medicine Ground Rounds


Tuesday, December 18, 2018
George Bakris, MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago

“Changing trajectory of Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Welcome from Our Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medicine (DOM) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The DOM is dedicated to providing highest quality expert patient care, training of the next generation of internists and subspecialist physicians, and research effort to discover and develop more effective medical therapies and medical cures for tomorrow. Integral to University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only academic medical center in Mississippi, the DOM represents the largest academic department and includes 12 divisions and 145 faculty across multiple locations.

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Featured News

Dr. Richard Summers, left, and Leslie Musshafen, right, congratulate platinum award recipients, from left,  Dr. James Rowlett, Dr. Paul May and Dr. Wu Zhou.

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Office of Research hosted its annual Excellence in Research Awards Oct. 24 to recognize faculty members for their success in gaining outside funding. The 24 medallion recipients contributed to UMMC’s 314 grants and awards received during fiscal year 2018. Read More

Tanya Tucker, R.N., an educator in the UMMC Center for Telehealth, demonstrates how patients can record their blood pressure from home.

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Monday, October 15, 2018

Hypertension threatens thousands of Mississippians whose lives depend on keeping it in check. A study by a Medical Center research team is exploring the safety and feasibility of patients with high blood pressure taking their own readings at home and transmitting them via wireless technology to their electronic health records. Read More

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News

Read here for news, views, and updates from the Department of Medicine and its 12 divisions.

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Education

The Department of Medicine is home to 2 residency and 14 fellowship programs.

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Research

UMMC research initiatives are leading the way in discoveries to improve the health of all people, especially Mississippians.

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