Blossom

Benjamin D. Blossom, M.D., FACC

Professional Experience

  • July 1, 2010 – Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi
    –  Specialty – Interventional Cardiology
  • 2009 – Southern Heart Clinic – Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    –  Cardiology weekend coverage for large cardiology practice
  • 2006 – 2009 – River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi
    –  Hospitalist coverage for Internal Medicine practice
  • 2007-2008 – Crossgates River Oaks – Brandon, Mississippi
    –  Hospitalist coverage for Internal Medicine practice
  • 2006-2010 – University of Mississippi Medical Center
    –  Cardiology/Interventional Fellowship Program
  • 2003-2006 – University of Mississippi Medical Center
    –  Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • 2000 – Tupelo Family Practice Residency Clinic – Tupelo, Mississippi
    –   Family Practice Summer Externship under Dr. Edward Hill and Dr. William Walton
  • 1997-1999 – Mississippi Baptist Medical Center – Jackson, Mississippi
    –  Physical Therapy Department, Physical Therapy Technician – Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics
  • 1995-1997 – Psychopharmacology Laboratory – Oxford, Mississippi
    –  University of Mississippi, Laboratory Assistant under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Sufka

Education

  • Board Certification in Interventional Cardiology granted November 2010
  • Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease granted November 2009
  • 2009-2010 Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 2006-2009 Cardiology Fellowship
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 2003-2006 Internal Medicine Residency Program
    University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine granted November 2006
    1999-2003 University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Doctor of Medicine granted June 2003
    1993-1997 University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology with minors in English and Chemistry granted in May 1997

Honors

  • 2002-2003 Vice President, Class of 2003
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • 2001-2003 Carl G. Evers Society Class Representative
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • 1997 Graduate of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College
    University of Mississippi
  • 1993-1997 Graduate of University of Mississippi Chancellor’s Leadership Class
    University of Mississippi

Academic and Research Experience

  • 2008 Heritability and Genetic Linkage of Left Ventricular Mass, Systolic and Diastolic Function in African Americans (From the GENOA Study)
    – Ervin R. Fox, MD, Kathy L. Klos, PhD, Alan D. Penman, MBChB, PhD, MSc, MPH, George J. Blair, MD, Benjamin D. Blossom, MD, Thomas H. Mosley, Jr., PhD, Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
    University of Mississippi School of Medicine, University of Texas Houston
  • 2008 Southern Society of Clinical Investigation Regional Meeting Cardiovascular Case Report Award Winner “Syncope as a Presenting Symptom of Acute Rheumatic Fever”
  • 2005 Internal Medicine Residency Program Ambulatory Grand Rounds “Non-cardiac Causes of Chest Pain – Diagnosis and Treatment”
  • 2004 American College of Physicians State and Regional Meetings Poster Presentation “Case Report of a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone-Secreting Adenoma”

Participated as a laboratory assistant in the following studies under Dr. Kenneth Sufka, Department of Psychopharmacology, University of Mississippi:

  • 1997 Analgesic and reinforcing properties of D9-THC-hemisuccinate in adjuvant-arthritic rats
  • 1996 Stimulus properties and antinociceptive effects of bradykinin B1 and B2 receptor antagonists in rats
  • Chlordiazepoxide reversal of social-separation-induced distress vocalizations and analgesia in young domestic fowl

Volunteer Experience

  • 2004-2009 University of Mississippi Internal Medicine M-1/M-2 Preceptor Programs
  • 2002-2003 University of Mississippi School of Medicine Class of 2003 Match Day and Long Coat Ceremony Committee Chairman
  • 2001-2003 Jackson Free Clinic for the Homeless volunteer
  • 1997 University of Mississippi Student Body Charity Week Chairman
    University of Mississippi Health Advisory Committee
  • 1994-1997 Fraternity Philanthropy Chairman raising over $60,000 for the Mississippi Kidney Foundation and Mississippi Easter Seals

Memberships

  • 2006-Present American College of Cardiology – Fellow in Training Member
  • 2008-Present American Society of Nuclear Cardiology – Fellow in Training Member
  • 2003-Present American College of Physicians Associate Member
  • 1999-Present American Medical Association
  • 1999-Present Mississippi State Medical Association
    Delegate to the 2002 MSMA Convention