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Notable Alumni: Health and Medicine

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Mr. Jim Ainsworth Mr. Jim Ainsworth (BSPh ’67)

  • Vice President, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Dr. J. Steven Blake Dr. J. Steven Blake (BA ’80)

  • President and CEO of Blake Gastroenterology Associates, LLC
Dr. PonJola Coney Dr. PonJola Coney (MD ’78)

  • Dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College
Dr. Karen Crews Dr. Karen Crews (DMD ’86)

  • Professor of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), School of Dentistry
  • Nationally recognized for tobacco cessation programs
Dr. Joseph Files Dr. Joseph Files  (BS ’69; MD ’72)

  • Nationally known hematologist and Director of UMMC Cancer Institute
Dr. Garth Fisher Dr. Garth Fisher (BA ’80; MD ’84)

  • Plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, featured on “Extreme Makeover” television show
Dr. Arthur Guyton Dr. Arthur Guyton  (BA ’39)

  • Author of definitive “Textbook of Medical Physiology”
Dr. Thomas C. Hardin (BA ’71; BSPh ’76)

  • Past President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Dr. J. Edward Hill Dr. J. Edward Hill (BS ’61; MD ’64)

  • President of the American Medical Association (2005-2006)
Dr. Ocie Harris Dr. Ocie Harris (MD ’65)

  • Dean of Florida State University’s College of Medicine
Dr. Dan Jones Dr. Dan Jones (MD ’75)

  • Chancellor of the University of Mississippi (2009-present)
  • Associate Vice Chancellor of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (2003-2009)
  • President, American Heart Association (2007-2008)
Dr. Pedro Lecca Dr. Pedro Lecca (PhD ’71)

  • Dean Emeritus of the Howard University College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
Alan McKay Dr. Alan McKay (MS ’78; PhD ’80)

  • Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Administration, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
Dr. Ken Roberts Dr. Ken Roberts (PhD ’75)

  • Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Dr. Farid Sadik Dr. Farid Sadik (PhD ’68)

  • Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Lebanese American University
  • Dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy (1997-2005)
Dr. David Slatkin Dr. David Slatkin (MS ’71; PhD ’72)

  • Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, IL
Dr. Mickey Smith Dr. Mickey Smith (PhD ’64)

  • Frederick A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Administration at The University of Mississippi
  • Research Professor Emeritus in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Davis Temple Jr. (BSPh ’66; PhD ’69)

  • Retired Vice President for Central Nervous System Research, Bristol Myers Squibb Company
  • Nationally recognized expert in a wide range of neuroscience-related areas, including depression, Alzheimer’s, and memory.
Dr. Tate Thigpen Dr. Tate Thigpen (BS ’64; MD ’69)

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • Nationally known oncologist who heads the committee that has developed the protocol for gynecologic cancer
Dr. Ralph Vance Dr. Ralph Vance (BA ’68; MD ’72)

  • President of the American Cancer Society (2003-2004)
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