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Waller Elected to Mississippi State Medical Association Council

William L. Waller, III, MD, FAAD, Elected to MSMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

William L. Waller, III, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist with Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South, was recently elected to the Mississippi State Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) serves as an advocate for physicians in the state of Mississippi and is the largest physician organization in the state, representing more than 5,000 physicians, residents and medical students.

Waller was elected to the MSMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, which functions on an as-needed basis to address ethical matters and judicial concerns of physicians in Mississippi. This is a seven-year term position.

“It is an honor to serve my fellow physicians on this council and to support the mission of MSMA as an advocate for its members and their patients,” Waller said.

In 2015, Waller was inducted into the first class of MSMA’s Physician Academy, which was established as part of the association’s effort to ensure strong and sustainable physician leadership with organized medicine. Waller was one of only 11 physicians selected to the academy in its inaugural year.

Waller completed his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Miss.; an internship in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco; a residency in dermatology at Tulane University in New Orleans; and a clinical research fellowship in dermatology also at Tulane University.

During medical school, he graduated in the top 15 percent of his class and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. In his final year of residency, Dr. Waller served as chief resident and received the Peterkin Award for the most outstanding original research in dermatology.

Waller is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. His professional affiliations include the Mississippi State Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Tate Rutland


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