Dr. Payne is a Board Certified General Surgeon with interest in robotic, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Millsaps College and completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He joined South Mississippi Surgeons in July of 2011, after completing his residency. Dr. Payne is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and a member of the American Medical Association and the Mississippi State Medical Association.
Dr. Payne performs bariatric surgery both laparoscopically and robotically. In 2015, he performed the first fully robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy in the state of Mississippi.