Oct. 26, 2020

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General surgeon, two fellows join Medical Center faculty

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

Tejal A. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Tejal A. Patel

Dr. Tejal A. Patel, recently a surgical pathology fellow at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pathology.

After graduating from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Gujarat, India, in 2002, Patel had a mandatory one-year clinical internship rotation at PDU Medical College before completing residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 2004 at Shri M. P. Shah Medical College, India, and completing a fellowship in advanced minimal invasive surgeries in 2005 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jivanyog Hospital, India.

Patel served as a consultant infertility and minimal invasive surgery specialist at the Minal Gynecology and Infertility Clinic from 2005-07. She was a clinical observer in the Department of Pathology at UMMC before having residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology from 2014-18 and fellowship training in cytopathology from 2018-19 at UMMC. She was chief resident in the Department of Pathology at UMMC from 2017-18 and had a surgical pathology fellowship at UF-Gainesville from 2019-20.

Patel is American Board of Pathology-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She is also board-certified in subspecialty cytopathology.

An active member of several professional societies, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Society of Cytopathology, the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathology, Patel is the author or coauthor of 13 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications.

Jhoclay See, M.D.

Dr. Jhoclay See

Dr. Jhoclay See, who finished his pediatric critical care fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

See obtained his medical degree in 2011 from the University of the East Medical Center, Manila. After finishing his pediatric residency training at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Ohio, in 2017, See furthered his medical training by completing his fellowship in pediatric critical care in 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic.

An active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, See has authored scientific case reports in ECMO and nephrology and two scientific abstracts. He has also given three invited oral presentations at meetings in Ohio.

His research interests include acute respiratory distress syndrome, medical simulation exercises and congenital heart disease and the use of noninvasive ventilation. His quality improvement interests include medical education, patient safety in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and sedation, analgesia and delirium in the PICU. His clinical interests include congenital heart disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory failure, sepsis, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation and sedation and analgesia.

Jenetta Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Jenetta Thompson

Dr. Jenetta Thompson, a general surgeon and endoscopist at UMMC Grenada and UMMC Holmes County, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of surgery.

After receiving her B.S. in chemistry from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2005 and her M.B.A. online from the University of Phoenix in 2007, Thompson earned her M.D. in 2012 at UMMC, where she had a surgical residency from 2012-17. She has served as a general surgeon and endoscopist at UMMC since 2017.

An active member of several professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Thompson has given several invited presentations at scientific meetings at UMMC and is the author of an article, “A Genetic Map of Xenopus Tropicalis,” in the Developmental Biology Journal.