Relias Healthcare names Dr. Scotty Reed as the Medical Director for Fellowship Education

The Relias Fellowship program at NMMC-Tupelo would like to announce the appointment of a new Medical Director for Fellowship Education. Dr. Scotty Reed, an emergency physician at NMMC Tupelo since 2006, has been named the new Medical Director for Fellowship Education. Dr. Reed has served as the Assistant Medical Director of the Physician Fellowship since its inception in 2016 and has recently been appointed the Assistant Medical Director of the NMMC-Emergency Department. His role will now focus on the medical education activities within the emergency medicine practice. 

NMMC-Tupelo, in conjunction with Relias Healthcare, supports a physician fellowship now training its 5th class of fellows and an APC fellowship that was accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in May of 2020. 

Dr. Reed is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002 and from the emergency medicine residency at UMMC in 2006. Dr. Reed returned to his roots in North Mississippi following his residency. 

Dr. Reed assumes the directorship from Dr. Val Serio, who founded the program in 2016. Recently, Dr. Serio took the role of Medical Director of the emergency department at NMMC-Tupelo. Given his added responsibilities, Dr. Serio believed “it was the right time to turn the program’s leadership over to someone who can give it their full attention.” Dr. Serio will continue to assist the program as its Assistant Medical Director. 

Drs. Reed and Serio have been assisted by Bethany Garner PA-C. Garner serves as the administrative director of education for Relias Healthcare, as well as, the lead APC for the company. She serves as the liaison between the APC and Physician fellowships. Her efforts to advance the program have brought about the addition of cutting-edge simulation equipment which will be used to enhance the education of our fellows and advanced practice clinicians. The simulation-based training that our fellows and APCs will receive will prepare them for complex clinical situations. 

Drs. Reed and Serio will transition their roles on March 1, 2021. 



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