Published on March 10, 2017

NMMC Announces Second Retina Surgeon

TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center’s Retina Center announces the association of Heather Hancock, M.D., who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.

Dr. Hancock joins Dr. Khushboo Agrawal at the Retina Center. Both surgeons treat patients with macular degeneration, retinal detachment, vein or arterial occlusions, diabetic retinopathy and several other conditions, including pediatric retinal diseases. For the convenience of area patients, injections and laser procedures are performed at the center, while outpatient surgery is performed at NMMC.

Dr. Hancock comes to Tupelo from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she has been serving as assistant professor of ophthalmology, vitreoretinal surgery and diseases, as well as staff ophthalmologist at the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center since 2010.

She holds a bachelor's degree in biological chemistry from Birmingham-Southern College and a master's degree in physiology and biophysics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2004 and completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California in 2008. She completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery in 2010 at the Charles Retina Institute in Germantown, Tenn.

The NMMC Retina Center, located at 606 Brunson Drive, is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday, and can be reached at (662) 377-3340 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800- 843-3375). A referral is required for most appointments.

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