Published on July 22, 2020

Children's of Mississippi Adds Third Critical Care Specialist to Help NMMC Patients

Dr. Jhoclay See joins Children's of MSTUPELO, Miss. – Dr. Jhoclay See, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, is caring for seriously ill pediatric patients at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He joins Dr. Lisa-Gaye Thomas-Messado and Dr. Melody Byram, both UMMC assistant professors of pediatrics-critical care, in caring for patients on NMMC’s pediatric unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Among the conditions they treat are asthma, pneumonia, sepsis, shock, respiratory distress, malnutrition and failure to thrive.

As critical care physicians and hospitalists, these physicians act as direct liaisons with North Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department and with UMMC’s pediatric arm, Children’s of Mississippi, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital as well as specialty clinics in Tupelo and around the state.

The Tupelo specialty clinic includes care from cardiologist Dr. Frank Osei and endocrinologist Dr. Sara Silver as well as other UMMC pediatric specialists, bringing expert care closer to home for north Mississippi families.

See gained his medical education in Manila, Philippines, earning a bachelor of science in pharmacy at University of Santo Thomas and his M.D. at University of the East Medical Center. After his pediatric residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio, he was a pediatric critical care fellow at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Most recently, See was chief fellow in the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pediatric Critical Care.

With siblings living in the South, See was drawn to north Mississippi to live closer to family as well as to enjoy fishing in the state’s lakes and rivers.

“I look forward to being a part of the Tupelo community,” he said.

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