Staff Member Type: Physicians

Marilyn Hopkins, M.D.

Marilyn Hopkins, M.D., is a native of McComb, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi college, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Then, she attended and graduated with her medical degree from the University of Mississippi in 2014. Dr. Hopkins completed general surgery training and urologic residency at the University of Kentucky in 2019, followed by …

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Michael O. Jennings, M.D.

Doctor Michael Jennings was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He attended The University of Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and dual Minors in Chemistry and Classics. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Mississippi Medical Center, graduating with honors. He completed his general surgery …

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Dawon Stephens, D.O.

Dr. Stephens, a native of Trenton, Georgia, served in the US Marine Corps and the Air Force Reserve prior to graduating magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with honors. Dr. Stephens completed his internship and general surgery residency at Plaza …

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Merle L. Wade Jr., M.D. F.A.C.S.

Merle Wade, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., is a native of Gadsden, Alabama, where he graduated as valedictorian from Gadsden High School. He later attended Samford University, graduating summa cum laude, and then received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine with honors. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical …

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Manish Shah, M.D.

Manish Shah, M.D., is a native of Dallas, Texas. He completed his undergraduate training in 1991 at The University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Texas, in 1995. He completed his general surgical training and urology residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in …

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John F. Pirani, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Dr. John Pirani, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, attended Christian Brothers University and the University of Tennessee School of Medicine where he graduated with highest honors. He came to Gadsden after completing his surgical and urologic residency at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pirani is the current Chief Medical Officer, past Chief of Staff at …

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