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Why Choose Our Program?

Pediatric cardiac pathology in the state of Mississippi is unrivaled in the United States and made unique with the challenges of a higher prevalence of obesity, health care disparities, relatively non-migrant populations and potential environmental exposures impacting the presentation of congenital and acquired pediatric cardiac problems.

This, coupled with the large referral base that UMMC enjoys being the only MD medical school for the state of Mississippi, offers a wealth of experience and opportunities to learners in our field for both clinical training and research.

Our program also offers:

  • Diverse and dedicated faculty trained at premier institutions in the country
  • Children's Heart Center support: This includes resources and staff support in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric cardiac critical care, and pediatric cardiac anesthesia.
  • Wealth of research opportunities, funding and infrastructure
  • Robust didactic curriculum

Program Leadership

John Criscuolo
John Criscuolo, DO, FAAP
Program Director
Pediatric Cardiology
Medical Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center
Fellowship Training: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Lucas Wilson
Lucas H. Wilson, MD
Associate Program Director
Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology
Medical Education: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship Training: Medical University of South Carolina COM
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Sarah Tillman
Sarah Tillman
Program Coordinator