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.