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Appointment of Interim Chair of Neurology

March 20, 2024

TO: All UMMC Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM: Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine
Appointment of Interim Chair of Neurology

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John “Brad” Ingram, professor of neurology and pediatrics, as interim chair of the Department of Neurology, effectivetoday.

Brad IngramDr. Ingram first joined the Medical Center nearly two decades ago, graduating from the School of Medicine in 2005, then completing his residency in pediatrics, followed by post-graduate training in child neurology at UMMC, serving as chief resident in each program.

Afterward, he completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. In 2013, he rejoined the Medical Center as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

Dr. Ingram currently serves as executive vice chair of pediatrics, assistant dean of Graduate Medical Education, director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, associate program director of the child neurology residency and associate program director of the clinical neurophysiology fellowship.

He is board certified in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology and adult neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.

Twice at UMMC, he was named the winner of the Holliman Award, which recognizes outstanding pediatrics faculty. He also has earned numerous other honors as a resident, fellow and faculty member, including the UMMC School of Medicine Trailblazer Teaching Award, Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence, Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty of the Year and induction into the Academy of Excellence in Education as an inaugural member.

Elected to the AOA Honor Medical Society, Dr. Ingram also serves as a member or officer of several other professional organizations, including the Child Neurology Society, American Epilepsy Society and Professors of Child Neurology. He is current vice president and rising president of the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society. His list of public service activities is extensive.

The coauthor of a variety of scientific publications, Dr. Ingram has also delivered a variety of invited lectures, as well as poster and oral presentations. He is currently the principal investigator on two research projects.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ingram in his new role and thanking Dr. Alissa Willis for her leadership. Since being appointed chair five years ago, she has developed the department into one that is growing and thriving. The clinical services are superb and expanding to meet needs all across the state. Education, research, outreach and philanthropy have all flourished under her leadership.  I am grateful to Dr. Willis for her passion for patient care and the Department of Neurology.

Thank you.