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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

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The night's honorees or their representatives, with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, back row, third from left, are, back row, from left: Hall of Fame inductees Dr. Richard deShazo; Dr. Leigh Neely, accepting for her late father, Dr. William

Ever-inspiring and ‘never forgotten’: Physicians swell honor roll of Medical Center elite

Monday, August 1, 2022

Pioneers in pediatric care, a groundbreaker in gastroenterology, stalwart surgeons, prototypes in public health, accomplished figures in family medicine, and others accepted awards, applause and medals during the 2022 UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner. Eight outstanding School of Medicine alumni and/or former faculty members were in the limelight, sharing it with an accomplished contingent from the Class of 1972. Read More

North Pike High School's Ashley Hodges, right, and Cerigan Belle, a student at Aberdeen High, practice chest compressions during Basic Life Support Training for the July session of Mosaic.

‘The best day of my life’: Rural-focused outreach captivates the future hope of health care

Monday, July 18, 2022

It has been an eventful summer of enrichment for young learners in Mississippi, thanks to several Medical Center outreach programs. The latest, Mosaic, concentrated on high school students from the state’s rural areas, where the need for improved access to care is profound. 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.