Mississippi Public Universities
Dr. Douglas W. Rouse, Board Member

Dr. Douglas W. Rouse was appointed to the Board by Governor Haley Barbour in May 2008 to represent the 2nd (Southern) Supreme Court District for a term to expire May 7, 2018.

Licensed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensures, Dr. Rouse is a partner in Southern Bone and Joint Specialists in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has practiced orthopedics in Hattiesburg since 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Rouse completed a family medicine internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and an orthopedic residency program at Georgia Baptist-Scottish Rite Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Rouse is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; has served as a state counselor for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine; a member and past president of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society; past president of the Michael Hoke Society; past president of the Medical Staff at Wesley Medical Center; and a delegate for the Mississippi State Medical Association. He also served as a member of the Mississippi Hospital Equipment and Facilities Authority from 2001-2004.

Dr. Rouse is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa at the University of Southern Mississippi and Alpha Omega Alpha at the University of Mississippi Medical School. He is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi's Alumni Hall of Fame, as well as a member of the President's Circle of the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation.

Dr. Rouse is married to the former Pamela Lowery Stamps and has three children: Christa, Wes, and Haley. He is an active member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg.

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