Jackson doctor appointed for State Board of Medical Licensure

JACKSON, Miss.- The Governor Phil Bryant has announced the newest member of the State Board of Medical Licensure, Dr. Michelle Y. Owens. 

She will be replacing Dr. John C. Clay who resigned earlier in 2016. Her appointment will be through June 30, 2020 and effective immediately.

“Dr. Owens’ experience and distinguished accolades make her the perfect appointee for the position,” Gov. Bryant said. “She has separated herself numerous times as a physician and professor of great skill and merit. I am pleased to appoint her to the State Board of Medical Licensure.”

Owens is currently an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has worked there since 2007.

She received her medical training from John Hopkins University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Owens has a long list of accreditation starting with the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists President’s Certificate of Medal Award, Mississippi Medical and Surgical Society President’s Award, Mississippi Medical and Surgical Society Physician of the Year and the the University of Mississippi Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology CREOG National Faculty Award.

“I am deeply honored by Gov. Bryant’s appointment,” Dr. Owens said. “I look forward to working to ensure that we continue to have outstanding healthcare professionals providing care to all Mississippians.”

She is licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi and Wisconsin and is married with three children.