Dr. Claude Brunson is the Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is a native of Auburn, AL where he attended the Auburn public school system and graduated from Auburn High School. Dr. Brunson received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1983 after a four-year stint with the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Field Medicine Technician with the Fleet Marine Force. He completed his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL in 1987. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, AL in 1988 and a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.He joined the faculty in the School of Medicine in 1991.