June 13, 2022
TO:All UMMC Faculty and Staff
FROM: Dr. LouAnn WoodwardVice Chancellor for Health AffairsDean, School of Medicine
SUBJECT: Appointments of Chair of Pathology and Chair of Dermatology
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Brodell, currently chair of the Department of Dermatology and a member of our pathology faculty, as chair of the Department of Pathology, effective July 1, 2022. He will step down as chair of dermatology to take this new position.
Dr. Brodell will succeed Dr. Timothy Allen, who has done a commendable job in that role since January 2018 and will remain on faculty through July 31. I would like to thank Dr. Allen for his years of service to UMMC.
Accordingly, I am pleased to announce an additional appointment, also effective July 1:
Dr. Jeremy Jackson, vice chair of dermatology, will succeed Dr. Brodell as interim chair of the Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Brodell came to the Medical Center in 2012 as a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, which is now named the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. In 2013, the Department of Dermatology was established and Dr. Brodell was named founding chair. Since becoming chair of dermatology, Dr. Brodell has brought national attention to his department and UMMC, thanks to his many outstanding contributions. For almost two years, he chaired the departments of dermatology and pathology simultaneously, until Dr. Allen’s arrival at UMMC.
His many honors include being named a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, a title that celebrates his scholarship and achievements at UMMC. Dr. Brodell, who graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed dermatology and dermatopathology training at Washington University in St. Louis, spent 27 years in solo private practice in Warren, Ohio.
Dr. Jackson graduated in 2006 from the School of Medicine at UMMC. Before entering medical school, the Meridian native had played professional baseball after being named the Southeastern Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1998 at Mississippi State University.
At UMMC, he completed a residency in internal medicine and served an additional year as chief resident before completing his residency in dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013, the year he returned to the Medical Center as an assistant professor of dermatology.
Over the years, Dr. Jackson has distinguished himself as an educator, researcher and clinician. He won Faculty of the Year honors in the Department of Dermatology for 2013-2014 and, in 2017, received the Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Medical Education for the School of Medicine.
Since October 2020, he has served as dermatology section chief for the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and, for the past four years, he has been medical director of dermatology at UMMC.
A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Jackson is also a member of the American Dermatological Association, United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, and Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, among other professional organizations.
His committee service record at UMMC includes memberships on the Long Haul COVID Task Force, Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, and Dermatology Program Evaluation Committee, among others. In the realm of community service, he volunteers as the dermatology attending physician for the Jackson Free Clinic.
Dr. Jackson is co-author of a number of book chapters and he co-wrote a textbook on procedural dermatology with his colleagues. He is a contributor to numerous professional journal articles and has delivered scores of lectures, seminars, grand rounds, and poster or oral presentations in state, local and national settings.
His dermatology specialty clinics serve many of the most acutely ill patients.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Brodell and Dr. Jackson in their new roles.