06/29/2022 – 10:48am | By: Van Arnold
University of Southern Mississippi (USM) nursing program graduate Chris Boothe has
been recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal in its annual Top 40 Under 40
list of rising professionals.
Boothe, 39, works as a clinical specialist at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation. A
native of Madison, Miss., he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
from USM and in 2007 before earning a master’s degree at Mississippi State University.
As a clinical specialist with Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, Boothe provides direct
patient care and education while working alongside physicians during the trial and
implantation of spinal cord stimulators.
Boothe called his selection to the prestigious Top 40 Under 40 roster quite humbling.
“It is a great honor and privilege to have been chosen as one of the Mississippi Business
Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. I am blessed to stand amongst these talented and distinguished
Mississippi business and civic leaders who have proven themselves as high achievers
and trend-setters in our state,” he said.
Boothe has worked in emergency medicine, interventional pain management, surgical
robotics, and served as the Chief Nursing Administrator of a psychiatric care facility.
As a national clinical nurse educator, he has observed cases and presented education
in more than 100 operating rooms across the United States.
Prior to becoming a registered nurse, Boothe served his community as a nationally
registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Madison Volunteer Fire Department
and local ambulance service.
Boothe notes that his time as a USM student helped shape the foundation for his career
“My time at USM paved the way for future successes in my career by offering challenging
opportunities in a curriculum based in coursework and excellent clinical opportunities,”
said Boothe. “The skills I developed in professionalism, ethics, and leadership helped
me to establish a firm foundation in my education that I am able to directly apply
to a rewarding career on a daily basis.”
Top 40 Under 40 is one of Mississippi’s most prestigious awards programs, identifying
40 of the state’s dynamic men and women who have distinguished themselves before reaching
their 40th birthday. Honorees have made significant contributions to Mississippi’s
overall economic progress and play active roles in moving the state’s economy forward.
Dr. Lachel Story, Dean of USM’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, expressed
pride in Boothe’s elite recognition.
“Chris is such a testament to what many nurses know – the path to becoming and being
a nurse is not straight, and the road is often difficult to travel. He has persevered
and excelled through adversity and demonstrated resiliency all along his path,” said
Boothe lives in Madison with his wife, Mallori, who is also a graduate of USM’s nursing
program. They have two children – daughter Selby (11) and son Shelton (6).
To see the entire list, visit https://issuu.com/journalinc/docs/top_40_2022.