Ridgway joins University of Mississippi Medical CenterPublished on Friday, June 24, 2011Published in Press Releases on June 24, 2011 (PDF)RidgwayDr. Mildred Ridgway, a gynecologic oncologist who has practiced in Jackson for six years, has joined the medical faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.She and Dr. David McIntosh, chief of gynecologic oncology at UMMC, will see patients through University Physicians, a part of University of Mississippi Health Care. They practice at UP Women's Specialty Care at Mirror Lake and the UMMC Cancer Institute at the Jackson Medical Mall."I think the most compelling reason why I joined UMMC is the university sets itself apart as a place to provide excellent education and training for residents and is the leading option for subspecialty care and at the forefront of patient care," Ridgway said.After receiving the B.A. in history from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1992, Ridgway earned the M.D. at the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her internship in 1999 and residency training in ob-gyn in 2002 at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., where she served as assistant chief resident from 2001-02. She completed a three-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 2002-05.Since moving to Jackson in 2005, Ridgway has been on the medical staff at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, St. Dominic Memorial Hospital and River Oaks Hospital. She has served as Robotics Surgery Program Director at Baptist since 2009. She plans to continue her work in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at UMMC.Ridgway is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation.