Dec. 21, 2020

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Cardiothoracic surgeon, history professor join UMMC faculty

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

Amy Wiese Forbes, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Dr. Amy Wiese Forbes

Dr. Amy Wiese Forbes, a tenured professor of history at Millsaps College, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of academic information services.

After receiving her B.A. in history from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1986, Forbes earned her M.Ed. in social science education in 1989 and her M.A. in history in 1992 at the University of Georgia, Athens, and her Ph.D. in modern European history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1999.

She served as an adjunct professor of history at Monmouth University in New Jersey from 2000-01 before joining the Millsaps College faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor of history. She became an associate professor of history and earned tenure there in 2008, served as chair of the department from 2013-18, and became professor of history in 2019.

The author of the textbook The Satiric Decade: Satire and the Rise of Republicanism in France, 1830-1840, Forbes has also written six peer-reviewed journal articles and two published reviews. A peer reviewer for the European Review of History, Oxford University Press, Bedford Books and Pearson Publishers, she has given 21 invited presentations nationally and internationally. She serves as the primary investigator for a pair of National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

Adam Protos, M.D.

Portrait of Dr. Adam Protos

Dr. Adam Protos, an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery and division chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery.

After receiving his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Georgia, Athens, in 2005, Protos earned his M.A. in medical sciences at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, in 2006, and his M.D. at Chicago Medical School in 2010. He then had categorical surgery residency training at Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, from 2010-15 and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship training at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, from 2015-17.

Protos joined St. Dominic in 2017 as an attending cardiothoracic surgeon, eventually rising to chairman of the Cardiovascular Task Force and chairman of the CV Service Line.

A diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, he is a fellow of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association. He is the author or coauthor of multiple articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has given several presentations at scientific meetings nationally.