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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.

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. Joe Maher is the director of the Department of Medicine's newly-created Division of Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine.

New division to expand genetic testing as a health care force

Monday, August 12, 2019

Genetic testing is becoming a force in health care, promising to reveal exactly who is at risk of certain inherited diseases, enabling earlier, life-saving diagnoses and treatment, and more. At UMMC, its impact, now and for the future, has been acknowledged with the creation of the Division of Medical Genetics and Precision Medicine under the direction of Dr. Joe Maher. Read More

Teresa Coleman of Brookhaven, center, a kidney cancer patient, talks to her nurse, Michele Harrison, and her medical oncologist, Dr. Clark Henegan, during a recent visit.

U.S. News lists UMMC's cancer program among tops in nation

Monday, August 5, 2019

After reviewing data from 885 cancer treatment centers nationwide, U.S. News and World Report placed the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute’s patient program among the top 10 percent in the nation. 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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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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