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Sara Gleason, MD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs

Portrait of Dr. Sara Gleason

Dr. Sara Gleason, professor and interim chair of psychiatry and human behavior, will assume the role of assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs on July 1, 2023. She will be a key partner between administrative and physician leadership to drive change in areas of strategic importance, particularly in the efficiency of the clinical mission.

A 2004 graduate of the School of Medicine, Gleason completed psychiatry residency at UMMC in 2008. After working as a staff psychiatrist at Mississippi State Hospital and at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she returned to UMMC in 2016 as director of consultation-liaison psychiatry. Departmental leadership positions have included deputy vice chair of clinical affairs, vice chair for faculty development, and executive vice chair. Gleason serves as director of community engagement for UMMC’s Center for Innovation and Discovery in Addictions and as a consultant at Methodist Rehabilitation Center and for the Asylum Hill Research Consortium. She is a core faculty member of UMMC’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. In 2021 she was appointed to the Mississippi Board of Mental Health as the psychiatrist representative.

Gleason earned her undergraduate degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University in 1989 and JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992. In 2019 she completed the executive MBA program at the Else School of Management at Millsaps College.