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UMMC Specialty Clinics

1150 S. Green St., Building 2, Suite D

Tupelo, MS 38804

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Pediatric Cardiology


Salwa Morcos Gendi, M.D.

Pediatric, Fetal and Congenital Cardiologist

University of Mississippi Medical Center


With more than 28 years of experience and extensive training in non-invasive imaging, Gendi joined UMMC in July as an assistant professor of pediatrics after completing a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Rush University Hospital.


She received the M.B. B.Ch., a master's degree in cardiovascular medicine and her M.D. in cardiovascular medicine from the Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt.


Gendi also completed residencies in internal medicine and cardiology and an echocardiography fellowship at Cairo University Hospital. While there, she served as a cardiologist and echocardiography specialist.


She also worked as a pediatric cardiologist and oversaw the Congenital Echocardiography Lab at Hamad Medical Center in Doha, Qatar. Moving to the United States in 2011, she completed a residency in combined medicine and pediatrics at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. Before beginning her fellowship at Rush University Hospital, she received the M.S. in clinical research from Rush University.


Gendi is the coauthor of 16 articles in peer-reviewed publications and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Egyptian Cardiac Association and the American Society of Echocardiography. During her free time, Gendi enjoys working with mentally challenged children and acted as a chaperone for the Special Olympics during her residency at Hurley Medical Center.


For an appointment, call (888) 815-2005. Physicians can call (855) 984-KIDS (5437).



Frank Abrokwah Osei, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Mississippi Medical Center


After receiving his medical degree at the School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, Dr. Osei interned in the Departments of Child Health and Surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. Afterward, with his interest in pediatrics, Dr. Osei continued to take care of children and was a medical officer in the Department of Child Health at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. He was also involved in clinical research.

Dr. Osei completed his pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital in Charleston, S.C. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, N.Y., and a fellowship in advanced pediatric non-invasive cardiac imaging at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Osei is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Academy of Pediatrics and Academic Pediatric Association.

For an appointment, call (888) 815-2005. Physicians can call (855) 984-KIDS (5437).



Pediatric Endocrinology


Sara Silver, D.O.

Pediatric Endocrinologist
University of Mississippi Medical Center
and Batson Children's Hospital


Dr. Silver provides care to area children with diabetes and other endocrine conditions such as disorders related to growth and puberty. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the UMMC Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.


After receiving her bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory sciences in 2003 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Dr. Silver earned her medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008.


She completed a traditional osteopathic rotating internship in 2009 at a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. Silver completed her pediatric residency in 2012 at the University of South Florida program at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. She returned to VCU for her pediatric endocrinology fellowship, graduating in 2015.

An American Osteopathic board-certified pediatric endocrinologist, Silver is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society. Her professional interests include diabetes mellitus, childhood obesity, growth disorders, puberty and post-traumatic hypopituitarism.


For an appointment, call (888) 815-2005. Physicians can call (855) 984-KIDS (5437).