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Wayne Latack, MD, Internal Medicine Program Director

Wayne Latack, MD, Internal Medicine Program Director

Wayne Latack, MD

Internal Medicine Program Director

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About Dr. Latack

Born in Michigan, Dr. Latack entered in the United States Air Force in 1995 where he served for 27 years. He received his MD from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology and is a Fellow in the America College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Latack moved to Mississippi in 2007 and served as Associate Program Director and Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency at Keesler Medical Center for 15 years.

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Family Medicine
228-867-4968

Internal Medicine
228-822-6512

4500 Thirteenth Street
PO Box 1810
Gulfport, MS 39501

Nicholas Conger, MD, Core Faculty

Nicholas Conger, MD, Core Faculty

Nicholas Conger, MD

Core Faculty

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About Dr. Conger

Dr. Conger is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, he moved to Texas to attend the university of Dallas, and earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of Texas at Houston.  Dr. Conger served in the United States Air Force for 21 years. During that time, he completed his internal medicine residency ID fellowship training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. During his time in the Air Force, Dr. Conger practiced medicine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio. His time in the Air Force also included four months at a theater hospital in Iraq.  Dr. Conger has been a Chief Resident and Associate Program Director for internal medicine residency programs at multiple institutions for many years, as well as an APD for The Air Force’s Infectious Diseases fellowship training program. Dr. Conger also has experience as the Infectious Diseases Consultant to the Surgeon General for Europe as well as the Infectious Diseases Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Air Force. Currently practicing medicine at Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, Dr. Conger is excited at the opportunity to develop internal medicine residency on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Family Medicine
228-867-4968

Internal Medicine
228-822-6512

4500 Thirteenth Street
PO Box 1810
Gulfport, MS 39501

Dasha Cowart, MD, Core Faculty, Wellness Director

Dasha Cowart, MD, Core Faculty, Wellness Director

Dasha Cowart, MD

Core Faculty, Wellness Director

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About Dr. Cowart

Dr. Dasha Cowart was born in Hattiesburg, MS and raised in Stone County. She has resided with her family on the Gulf Coast since completing training in 2017. She completed her medical education at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, MS, and finished her training in Internal Medicine at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. At Memorial, she serves as Internal Medicine Co-chair, Co-Medical Director of the hospitalist department, and also participates in numerous committees. She is married to Benjamin Cowart, a local realtor, and they have two children, Avery and Brooks.

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Family Medicine
228-867-4968

Internal Medicine
228-822-6512

4500 Thirteenth Street
PO Box 1810
Gulfport, MS 39501

Umair Malik, MD, Core Faculty

Umair Malik, MD, Core Faculty

Umair Malik, MD

Core Faculty

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About Dr. Malik

Dr. Umair Malik went to medical school at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan, completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at the Cleveland Clinic, OH, followed by a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Minnesota, MN and a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina, SC. He is currently completing his MBA at Johns Hopkins University. Outside of medicine, Dr. Malik likes to spend time with his family, and is a cricket tragic.

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Family Medicine
228-867-4968

Internal Medicine
228-822-6512

4500 Thirteenth Street
PO Box 1810
Gulfport, MS 39501

Hamza Minhas, MD, Core Faculty, Academics Director

Hamza Minhas, MD, Core Faculty, Academics Director

Hamza Minhas, MD

Core Faculty, Academics Director

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About Dr. Minhas

Dr. Hamza Minhas is a Consultant Physician working at Memorial Hospital in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. He went to Medical School at Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. After moving to the United States, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency, PGY4 Chief Resident/Junior Faculty year and Hematology/Oncology fellowship from Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. 

Dr. Hamza Minhas joined Gulfport Memorial as a Consultant Physician in 2021. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. He has a keen interest in teaching and has co-authored in Hematology/Oncology section of Master The Boards USMLE Step 2/Step3 books alongside Dr. Conrad Fischer. Outside of medicine, Dr. Minhas likes to travel, enjoy new cuisines and race car driving on the track.

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Family Medicine
228-867-4968

Internal Medicine
228-822-6512

4500 Thirteenth Street
PO Box 1810
Gulfport, MS 39501

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