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Dr. Richard deShazo received his MD degree at the University of
Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.
After completion of an internship in pediatrics at Children's
Hospital in Birmingham, he completed a residency in internal
medicine and fellowships in adult and pediatric allergyimmunology
and late training in geriatrics at the Walter Reed Army Medical
Center and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
In 1980, Dr. deShazo joined Tulane University School of Medicine
in New Orleans and became a co-investigator and director of
immunology for the Tulane-LSU AIDs Clinical Trials Center, one of
the first centers funded by the NIH to study HIV infection.
Dr. deShazo returned to Alabama to become the second chair and
director of the residency program in internal medicine of the
Department of Medicine at the University of South Alabama in 1989
to assist in expansion of the school and its primary care mission
to the underserved.
Dr. deShazo joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi
Medical Center in 1998 as Chair of the Department of Medicine. He
was designated a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor in
He has served as president of the Association of the Professors
of Medicine, the organization of the chairs of medicine for the
United States, and as president and recipient of the Founders Medal
for the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. He served as
an elected board member of the American Board of Allergy and
Immunology, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the
American Board of Medical Specialists. He presently serves on the
Council of Academic Societies of the American Association of
Medical Colleges. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in American
Medicine and Who's Who in the World and has been listed in Best
Doctors for the last 13 years and America's Top Doctors for a
In the last five years, Dr. deShazo has collaborated with other
UMMC faculty to develop programs to address Mississippi's health
crisis. After stepping down as department chair in 2010, he now
devotes considerable effort to this issue. He hosts a national
award winning, live, statewide weekly medical program on
Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and has served as a producer
of a series of national award-winnnig documentary programs for MPB
television on obesity. He has been actively engaged in a variety of
activities to improve health literacy, healthy disparities and
racial reconciliation in Mississippi, since arriving in the state.
The deShazos are active in the Methodist Church.