A Message from the President of the MCG Alumni Association
Like many of you, I find that between a busy medical practice, a hectic family life, membership in professional or civic organizations, and country club participation, it seems that there is little time left for other endeavors or pursuits. This was exactly how I felt some years ago before I was asked to co-host a dinner with a group of freshmen medical students. The idea was to connect alumni in the Augusta area with students, and to reconnect alumni to the Medical College of Georgia. The experience was extremely rewarding on several levels. Read more »
Dr. Alan Milledge Smith, '95
President, MCG Alumni Association
Dr. Lois Taylor Ellison, a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator whose 75-plus-year affiliation with the Medical College of Georgia left a lasting legacy on the institution and on health care in general, died on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the age of 95.
Dr. Ellison was a 1950 graduate of MCG and eventually served as her alma mater’s associate dean for curriculum. She also served as university provost, second in line to then-President William Moretz making her the highest-ranking female in U.S. medical schools. She served as Augusta University’s Medical Historian in Residence until her death.
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Dr. Roy Witherington, 1953 graduate, longtime chief of the Division of Urology, one of the first residents to train at our 63-year-old hospital, a world traveler and philanthropist, is the 2019 recipient of The President’s Award, the highest award given by the university. He was an instinctive educator and physician in his 40-year career in […]Continue Reading
A burn surgeon who treated victims of the September 11th attack on the Pentagon, a Savannah plastic surgeon who has been an active member of the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association and on the MCG Foundation’s Board of Directors and a 2011 graduate who now serves as chief of bariatric and metabolic surgery at […]Continue Reading
At 89 years old, he was performing his final surgery in Vietnam on a patient suffering from a cleft pallet. And now, Dr. Mel Spira, ’56, resides comfortably in La Costa Glen, but stays busy with a variety of activities including presentations to medical students and groups such as the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. But […]Continue Reading
The National Institutes of Health has selected eight scientists as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars, part of a joint initiative with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, to foster the next generation of great clinical scientists. This highly competitive program provides talented, early stage researchers the opportunity to carry out independent clinical and translational research for […]Continue Reading
Dr. Brian K. Stansfield, a neonatologist and member of the Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been elected president of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research. Read more.Continue Reading
Dr. Arthur Fleischer, a 1977 MCG graduate who is medical director of Ultrasound and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University, received the Laurence (Larry) A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Annual Meeting held in October in San Diego. He was recognized for […]Continue Reading
University Hospital cardiologist Dr. Mac Bowman, a 1977 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, stopped by Augusta’s A.R. Johnson Health Sciences and Engineering Magnet School on Thursday to talk to students about their history and present a CPR kit to the school. Read more.Continue Reading
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