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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 13 divisions: allergy and immunology, cardiology, digestive diseases, endocrinology, general internal medicine, geriatrics, hematology and oncology, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, rheumatology and molecular immunology, palliative and supportive care, 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.

Department of Medicine Impact Report

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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 cures for tomorrow. Integral to University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only academic medical center in the state of Mississippi, the DOM represents the largest academic department and includes 12 divisions and 150 faculty across multiple locations. 

Michael Hall, MD

Featured News

Dr. Rodney Meeks and Dr. Sara Meeks display a watercolor of the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, named for Rodney Meeks' mentor at UMMC. The painting was presented to the couple Thursday, following the announcement of the Drs. G. Rodney and Sara M. Meeks Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A legacy of patience and humility: Endowed chair named for Rodney and Sara Meeks

Monday, May 8, 2023

Within the OB-GYN community, and often beyond, Dr. G. Rodney Meeks has been all things to all people, including teacher, mentor and friend. Last week, many of those he taught, counseled and befriended gathered for a celebration that, as one of his former students put it, was a testament to greatness. Read More

Ruhi Randhawa, who was accepted for a residency in anesthesiology at UMMC, will soon apply her skills to live patients.

#UMMCGrad2023: She looked into her heart and saw a doctor’s life there

Monday, May 8, 2023

Imminent medical school graduate Ruhi Randhawa is about to conquer the world she entered with a rare birth defect. But, to get where she is today, she had to cross oceans and a sea of self-doubt. Read More

Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine

Weekly Grand Rounds showcase expertise in medicine topics to help students, trainees and faculty stay up-to-date in important, evolving areas of medicine. Held at noon Tuesdays, these engaging and informative lectures are presented by thought leaders in their respective medical fields.

Each of the Grand Rounds with UMMC Medicine lectures series is recorded and available online. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on how you will soon be able to earn CME credits by viewing select Grand Rounds lectures from our archives.

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

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

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