Thursday, September 1, 2016

Governor appoints Jackson doctor to Med board

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release: 

Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure
Jackson, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Dr. Michelle Y. Owens to the State Board of Medical Licensure.
Owens replaces Dr. John C. Clay, who resigned earlier this year. Owens’ appointment is effective immediately and ends June 30, 2020.
The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure is responsible for the regulation and licensure of medical and osteopathic physicians, podiatrists, physician assistants, radiologist assistants, acupuncturists and the permitting of limited x-ray machine operators who practice in a physician's office or clinic.
Owens is currently a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine since 2007.
She currently serves as the director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences for UMMC and is the past vice-chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“Dr. Owens’ experience and distinguished accolades make her the perfect appointee for the position,” Gov. Bryant said. “She has separated herself numerous times as a physician and professor of great skill and merit.  I am pleased to appoint her to the State Board of Medical Licensure.”
Owens attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her undergraduate studies and graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
“I am deeply honored by Gov. Bryant’s appointment,” Dr. Owens said. “I look forward to working to ensure that we continue to have outstanding healthcare professionals providing care to all Mississippians.”
She received post-graduate medical training as a resident and fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Owens has received the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President’s Certificate of Medal Award, Mississippi Medical and Surgical Society President’s Award, Mississippi Medical and Surgical Society Physician of the Year and the University of Mississippi Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology CREOG National Faculty Award.
She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Howard Kelly Society, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Mississippi Medical and Surgical Society, among many others.
Owens is currently licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi and Wisconsin.
She and her husband have three children.


Anonymous said...

She appears to be a good appointment. She will still have to be confirmed by the Senate during the next legislative session in order to serve her full term. She can serve while unconfirmed until that time.

Anonymous said...

Any relation to SPLC's Owens?

Anonymous said...

His wife (spcl)

Anonymous said...

She is SPLC's CEO Jody Owens wife!

Anonymous said...

Guvnor knew the SPLC connection as he was being spoon-fed Dr Owens nomination by the MS State Medical Association?
I understand the State Medical Association (powerful lobbying group for doctors) also recently endorsed Obama Care!

Anonymous said...

So Fill is going to rid his administration of good ol' boy sexual harassment with an online questionnaire. What an innovator! The ol' method of turning your head until it hits the news apparently isn't working so well anymore.

Anonymous said...

How did this appointment happen? Look beneath the veil. Do the Docs employ the Gov's special mentor/consultant/lobbyist? Guess this is another example of the poor Gov just blindly relying upon his advice/influence.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing up, Mr Owens.

Burke said...

I'm listening, 11:17. From time to time I try to imagine the comments that Kingfish chooses NOT to publish. Shudder.

When Trump speaks as himself, he sounds like one of the trollers on the Internet. It should shock us, but we've been desensitized. Those who feel as you do post a plea for sanity from time to time, only to feed the trollers some fresh meat. But I have to believe that you still represent a kind of (mostly) silent majority.

I've tried to self-treat my addiction to the JJ comments, but it's no use. I can't resist checking on what "fresh hell" there will be today. Anyway, keep the faith.

Anonymous said...

This blog would carry more credibility the minute it abolished the comment section.

But, hey...clicks!

Anonymous said...

Says much about Phil and this doc if the governor appointed her despite her connection to the boy that runs SPLC.

Anonymous said...

September 1, 2016 at 2:20 PM = non-credible anonymous comment

Anonymous said...

Dr Owens is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I'm impressed with this pick. Perhaps y'all should listen to her radio show on MPB each Friday to learn something about women ...

Anonymous said...

I hear the husband is a republican. He worked for Sen. Cochran and used to work at Phelps Dunbar. His family was part of the blacks for Thad group that stole the election. As a white man I am offended that you called him a boy. Dr. Owens seems smart and capable. No story here.

PME said...

Michelle is a brilliant and talented physician of the highest caliber. Her credentials are impeccable. Well done.

Anonymous said...

11:17 All the old city leaders are deceased. There has not been anyone to step up and replace them. If they were still alive and active, the city would not be in the shape it's in now.

Anonymous said...

"When Trump speaks as himself....."

What the hell does that mean? Who else might he 'speak as'?

Matt Eichelberger said...

I'll actually wade into this mess with a compliment for Gov. Bryant that I've shared offline many times before: While I may not agree with him on every issue, Gov. Bryant has consistently chosen outstanding people to work in his office and to fill public offices and boards. It is becoming obvious that he has a knack for hiring well.

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