July 20, 2020

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UMMC peds, internal med chief residents among new hires

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

Constance P. Barnes-Woods, M.D.

Portrait of Dr. Constance Barnes-Woods

Dr. Constance P. Barnes-Woods has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics. A former chief resident at UMMC, her current interests include general pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Of the many attributes that she possesses, her passion to serve stands out the most.

After graduating magna cum laude as a W.E.B. Dubois Honors College graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Jackson State University in 2009, Barnes-Woods completed a post-baccalaureate program at Meharry Medical College in 2011 and earned a certificate in health sciences. In 2016, she received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the UMMC School of Medicine, becoming the first physician in her family.

While in medical school, she was founder and president of the UMMC chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association. She also volunteered at the Jackson Free Clinic, a non-profit corporation operated by the medical students that provides high-quality health services to individuals in Jackson who have inadequate access to medical care.

Barnes-Woods has exemplified her passion to serve through her medical missions work in Haiti. In addition to these endeavors, she has conducted research in clinical genetics at UMMC, cancer research at Purdue University, molecular physiology and biophysics at the Baylor College of Medicine, and molecular toxicology at Jackson State University. Her ultimate goal is to provide optimal health care services to pediatric patients while educating parents, making a difference in the lives of children, both locally and globally.

In addition to her work in health care, Barnes-Woods serves as co-chair of the Antwon and Constance Woods Family Foundation. She is also a proud member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Beta Delta Omega Chapter).

Will Berlin, M.D.

Portrait of Dr. Will Berlin

Dr. Will Berlin, recently a diagnostic radiology resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in radiology.

After receiving his B.A. in English from Columbia University, New York, in 2010, Berlin earned his M.D. in 2015 at UMMC, where he had a one-year internal medicine internship before embarking upon a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Colorado from 2016-18. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at UMMC in 2020.

An active member of the Radiological Society of North America and the Carl G. Evers Society, Berlin has coauthored one presentation, “Instantly Recognizable and Diagnostic: Must Know Aunt Minnies for the Abdominal Radiologist.”

Rebecca Browning, D.O.

Portrait of Rebecca Browning

Dr. Rebecca Browning, recently an internal medicine resident at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in medicine.

After receiving her B.S. in molecular biology in 2011 and her M.S. in molecular biology in 2013 from the University of Southern Mississippi, Browning earned her D.O. at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. She then had internal medicine residency training at UMMC from 2017-20.

The author or coauthor of seven abstracts and presentations, including three quality improvement projects at UMMC, and eight articles published in peer-reviewed journals, Browning is an active member of the American College of Physicians. She has participated in a number of community service projects, including the Jackson Free Clinic.

Lucas Buchanan, D.O.

Portrait of Lucas Buchanan

Dr. Lucas Buchanan, chief resident of internal medicine at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in medicine.

After receiving his B.S. in biochemical and cellular molecular biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2013, Buchanan concurrently earned his D.O. and his M.B.A. at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, in 2017. He then had internal medicine residency training at UMMC from 2017-20.

The author or coauthor of two articles published in peer-reviewed journals and nine abstracts and two oral presentations given at scientific meetings throughout the Southeast, Buchanan is a resident member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He is a volunteer with the Jackson Free Clinic.