Dr. Michelle Owens is associate professor with tenure in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A native of Birmingham, Ala., she attended the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed her OB-GYN residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
After residency, Owens relocated to Jackson, completed a maternal fetal medicine fellowship at UMMC and earned a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Mississippi.
Since joining the UMMC faculty, she has served the institution in a variety of leadership roles, including interim chair and vice-chair of OB-GYN, medical director of Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, and associate fellowship director in maternal fetal medicine.
Owens is board-certified in both OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine. She is a member of the executive board of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Her passion is improving the health status of all Mississippians, especially women and girls.
In her spare time, Owens is active locally in the community and her church. She loves cooking, travel, reading, music, sports and the outdoors. However, her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband Jody and their three children.