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Current Dermatology Residents

Ortego, Joshua R., MD

Ortego, Joshua R., MD
Program: Dermatology
Year: PGY II
Hometown: Bay St. Louis, MS
Undergrad School: Tulane University
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Internship: Brookwood Baptist Health
Biography Information
Josh was born in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, but grew up in Covington, Louisiana. He attended Tulane University, where he graduated with honors in cell and molecular biology. He remained in New Orleans to attend medical school at Louisiana State University. He then moved to Birmingham to complete a transitional year internship at Brookwood Baptist Health. He is excited about joining the UMMC dermatology family and looks forward to a future of providing dermatologic care to underserved areas of Mississippi. His wife Savannah has a passion for foster care. Outside of medicine, Josh enjoys playing piano and guitar for church as well as rooting for the Saints and LSU Tigers.

What do you like about the program?
I am so grateful to join the UMMC Dermatology family. Under the leadership of Dr. Brodell and Dr. McCowan, the residency program has thrived with highly qualified dermatologist graduating each year. With a culture of dedicated patient care and an emphasis on resident success, I feel well supported as I begin my training. Our academic faculty have a diverse and broad range of expertise, and you can receive expert level training in every branch of dermatology. I was excited to match my number one and every day proves that decision to be the right one!