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Faculty Profile

Sumner Abraham

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Philosophy & Religion
Adjunct Instructional Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
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100 Bryant Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7020
Joined UM: August 19, 2021

Areas of Expertise

  • GERONTOLOGY
  • HEALTH ETHICS
  • MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • MEDICINE
  • PREVENTIVE HEALTH

Brief Bio

Sumner Abraham is the Associate CMO at Relias Healthcare and an Adjunct Instructional Assistant Professor in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC). Dr. Abraham graduated from Ole Miss in the SMBHC with BA in Sociology and received his MD from UMMC. He completed his medical training at the University of Virginia (UVA). He was selected to serve as Chief Resident following training, and while at UVA he was awarded a Mullholland Society Teaching Award and the Anne L. Brodie Clinician Award. The Mulholland Award is given by UVA School of Medicine to recognize excellence and dedication in teaching and educating medical students, while the Brodie Award recognizes a physician at UVA who demonstrates clinical excellence in primary care and serves as a role model for peers for their artful, compassionate, patient-centered care and willingness to take primary responsibility for the care of the whole person. Dr. Abraham's clinical and research interest are in ethics of care at the end of life, death and dying, and the philosophical presumptions that cause providers and patients to view medicine as a means of control rather than an embodiment of presence and care.

Degrees

BA
Sociology
The University of Mississippi (2012)
MD
Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center (2016)