Pictured (L to R): Dr. Azhar Pasha, Priscilla Miller, Katelyn Moffett, Nicole Dye
Dr. Azhar Pasha, M.D.
DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Dr. Azhar Pasha, M.D. is a Board-Certified physician by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Pasha has been providing pain management, including interventional and non-interventional care, to patients at the Pain Management Center of Meridian since founding the clinic in 2004. For over fifteen years, Dr. Pasha has demonstrated his commitment to Meridian and to his patients by providing the best care possible.
Dr. Pasha was born in Pakistan in 1971. He received his early education at various army cantonments, as his father was in military service. Dr. Pasha qualified for admission to the prestigious College Hasan Abdal for military training, where he finished college at the age of seventeen. Inspired by the career of his maternal uncle, an orthopedic surgeon who trained in Ireland, Pasha joined the prestigious King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan in 1988 to pursue a career in medicine. As a medical student, Dr. Pasha thrived in the institution’s challenging environment at one of the foremost medical schools in Asia, preceded by a rich history of 150 years of medical training.
Following a visited to the United States in 1993, Dr. Pasha decided to pursue a medical career there. Upon finishing his medical degree, Dr. Pasha moved to the United States in 1995. Initially, Dr. Pasha joined Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1995.
In Chicago, Dr. Pasha cleared his national medical boards. He then enrolled at the University of New Hampshire in Dover, New Hampshire to pursue a Masters in Public Health. In 1999, Dr. Pasha joined the anesthesiology residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. At UMMC, Dr. Pasha served as the Chief Resident in his final year of training and specialized in pain management. Dr. Pasha briefly worked as an anesthesiologist and pain management physician in Newark, Ohio but returned to Mississippi in July of 2004, settling in Meridian.
Prior to founding the Pain Management Center of Meridian in August of 2004, Dr. Pasha served as the Chief of Anesthesiology at Riley Memorial Hospital. The clinic operates as the sole provider for pain management housed in Anderson Regional Medical Center. The Pain Management Center of Meridian currently operates in Meridian, Mississippi with over fifteen years of service. Additionally, Dr. Pasha has been performing pain procedures in an outpatient setting at Meridian Surgery Center since 2013.
Following the success of the Pain Management Center of Meridian, Dr. Pasha founded Neshoba Pain Management at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 2013. For nearly seven years, Dr. Pasha has been providing pain management services at Neshoba Pain Management.
Fueled by a keen interest in learning new techniques with interventional pain management, Dr. Pasha continues to routinely attend conferences and workshops in order to learn new techniques and procedures. Currently, Dr. Pasha is the only physician in Mississippi providing the Stimwave spinal cord stimulator implant. Additionally, the Pain Management Center of Meridian has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Stimwave implantation. Dr. Pasha is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology (1999 - present), International Spinal Intervention Society (2003 - present), and Mississippi Pain Society (2005 - present). In his free time, Dr. Pasha loves flying as a private pilot, running, and watching TV and movies.
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MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nicole Dye is originally from Quitman, Mississippi. She attended Meridian Community College, where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2011. Nicole spent her career as a registered nurse in various areas including medical surgical, rehabilitation, long term acute care, and home health. She continued her education at Mississippi University for Women and earned a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2014.
Nicole’s love for nursing led her to purse a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with honors in 2017. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career as a family nurse practitioner in family medicine, where she practiced both primary and urgent care. Nicole joined the Pain Management Center of Meridian in 2018 where she continues to gladly serve alongside a wonderful team of physicians and nurse practitioners.
She and her husband reside in Enterprise, Mississippi with their two children. She and her family attend First Baptist Church of Stonewall. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and serving her community throughout the Junior Auxiliary of Meridian.
Priscilla Miller was born in Flowood, Mississippi in 1981. She received her early education at Northwest Rankin High School, where she graduated top ten in her class. She then went on to Mississippi State University with an interest in biology and microbiology. She spent her summer after high school and her summer following her freshman year at MSU working in the department of surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she took an interest in healthcare and decided to pursue her career in nursing.
She moved to Meridian, MS where she completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing with highest honors at Meridian Community College. While at MCC, she received the Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth scholarship. She worked as a registered nurse at Riley Hospital and Baptist Medical Center on various units including medical-surgical, pain management, and rehabilitation.
While working as a registered nurse, she decided she wanted to further her
education. She then went on to pursue her Bachelor’s in Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, completing this in 2009. In 2011, she completed her Master’s in Nursing with highest honors at the University of Southern Mississippi.
She worked at the Pain Management Center of Meridian while she was furthering her education and took a position as a nurse practitioner upon her graduation. She has been working at the Pain Management Center of Meridian since 2012 with a short interim in 2019 in which an opportunity to work in weight management presented itself. She worked at the Weight Management Center of Meridian in 2019, gaining knowledge in nutrition and bariatric medicine. She left the Weight Management Center of Meridian in 2019 and happily returned to Pain Management Center of Meridian, where she feels at home.
In her free time, Priscilla enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, cooking, and yoga. She is active member of Mont Rose Baptist Church, where she teaches youth Sunday school and sings in the choir. She is dedicated to her service commitment as a board member of Junior Auxiliary Meridian, where she enjoys giving back to the youth of Meridian and Lauderdale County.
Katelyn Moffett is a full-time family nurse practitioner at the Pain Management Center of Meridian. Katelyn was born in Meridian and attended Clarkdale High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2009. She then went on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011.
Katelyn has experience in geriatrics and family practice, but has been doing pain management for the past five years. Katelyn is married to her high school sweetheart, Jesse, and together they have two little boys. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys cooking, baking, volunteering, and spending time with her family.