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Surgeon, physicist among new UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Published on February 25, 2016

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff:

Jonathan David Carroll, MD


Dr. Jonathan David Carroll, an assistant professor of general surgery at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery.

After receiving his BS in chemistry from Mississippi College in 2002, where he also had post-graduate studies, Carroll earned his MD at UMMC in 2007. He had general surgery internship and residency training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, from 2007-12, and joined the LSU faculty in 2012.

Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Carroll is an active member of the American College of Surgeons and the John C. McDonald Surgical Society, which he has served as secretary and vice president. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing tennis.



Ali Fatemi-Ardekani, PhD

Ali Fatemi Ardekani

Dr. Ali Fatemi, clinical faculty medical physicist at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.

After receiving his BS in science/biology from Tehran University, Iran, in 1998, and his BS in medical physics and applied radiation sciences from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, in 2006, Fatemi earned his PhD in MRI physics at McMaster University in 2010. He had residency training in radiation oncology physics at Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, from 2010-13.

Fatemi joined the staff of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center, St. John's, Newfoundland, in 2013 as a clinical medical physicist and an assistant professor of radiation oncology. The following year, he moved to the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science, ON, Toronto, as a clinical faculty medical physicist and affiliated scientist.

The author or coauthor of seven articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, one book chapter and 16 conference proceedings, Fatemi has given numerous presentations at scientific meetings and conferences internationally. His research interests include MRI-guided radiation therapy (MRIgRT), MRI microstructural imaging (SWI, QSM, DWI, DTI and STI), MRI neuroimaging, MRI cardiac imaging and automated quality assurance (aQA).


Rachel Tyrone, MS


Rachel Tyrone, a recent graduate assistant at the Children's Center for Communication and Development in Hattiesburg, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in otolaryngology.

After receiving her BA magna cum laude in 2014 from the University of Southern Mississippi, Tyrone earned her MS there in December 2015. She made the Dean's List at USM from 2012-14, attended USM's Senior Honors College in 2013 and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2013.