The mission of the MCG Advisory Board is to advise and assist the Dean in strategic planning, including development and implementation of short- and long-term goals, community outreach and service; to serve as ambassadors for the College; and to garner financial support for education and research.
Dr. Bohlke earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1992. He is a board-certified Family Practice Physician. He owns and manages Bohler Family Practice in Statesboro, Georgia.In May, 2011 he received the Service to Mankind Award in Statesboro. He served as medical director of the Hearts and Hands Clinic in Statesboro ‐ a clinic providing free medical care to over 600 citizens. Dr. Bohlke declined to seek reelection to his seat on the Bulloch County Board of Education, in part to allow more time and energy to devote to this clinic and its important work. His commitment to health care extends beyond Bulloch County. He is a past president of the board of the Medical Association of Georgia; he is past president of the Ogeechee River Medical Society, and past president of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Alumni Association.
Dr. Boyd earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999. She completed both her urological residency and general surgery Internship at the Medical College of Georgia. She has been Board certified in Urology since 2006 and has been in private practice at Urological Associates in Savannah, Georgia since 2004.She is a past President of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Alumni Association. Dr. Boyd and her husband, Ted have a daughter, Taylor who is a resident at University of Alabama at Birmingham. They reside in Savannah, Georgia.
Dr. Gose earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999. He completed his residency at Memorial Health University Center in Savannah, Georgia, serving as chief resident during his residency. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Gose was recognized by the National Committee Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Bridges to Excellence program for his quality diabetes care and management. He is a past President of the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association.
Dr. Gose and his wife, Betina, reside in Powder Springs, Georgia.
Dr. Deal attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1974. He is the current Medical College of Georgia Foundation Chairman of the Board. He is a past president of the Augusta Dental Society, is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and is a Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry Alumni Life Member. Previously, Dr. Deal was a member of the Augusta Rotary Club – Hull Foundation and was a member of the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is involved with the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Deal was a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr. Deal practiced dentistry in Augusta, Georgia and is now retired. Dr. Deal and his wife, Donna reside in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Duttenhaver retired in 2013 as a Staff Radiation Oncologist from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He served in this capacity for more than 25 years. Dr. Duttenhaver graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a bachelor of science in zoology. He then completed his medical degree in 1978, at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed an internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 1979 and his residency training in radiation therapy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1982.
Dr. Duttenhaver and his wife, Stephanie Tucker Duttenhaver, a former Major Gift Officer for Augusta University have a son and three daughters and lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Mr. Fitzgerald launched his financial services career in the summer 2002. He was a CPA for several years, gaining valuable individual and corporate income tax expertise, which still serves him and his clients well today. Since forming Strategic Financial Management in 2004, Scott has developed a passion for and become an expert in helping his clients "connect with their goals by making intelligent financial decisions™". By earning multiple professional designations (CFP®, CLU, CPA) along with continuing to invest in his business and keeping his network current, Scott demonstrates dedication and commitment to assuring his clients that he and his team will always act competently and properly on their behalf. Scott has also been named to his broker dealer’s Directors Council and in addition serves on EMoney's Advisory Board.Scott enjoys golfing with clients and friends, CrossFit training, coaching youth baseball and football, watching his children compete and following Georgia Bulldog football. He greatly embraces and enjoys the challenge of striving daily to be a leader for his family. Scott serves his community by serving on the boards of The Greater Augusta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Westminster Schools of Augusta and Augusta University. Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife, Missy and their three children reside in Evans, Georgia.
Dr. Freedman is a retired Radiologist and former Medical College of Georgia faculty member, earning Professor Emeritus status. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1968 and completed her radiology residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 1972. She retired as an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Medical College of Georgia in 2000. She is a past President of the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association and past Chairman of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation. Dr. Freedman is a recipient of the Medical College of Georgia Distinguished Alumnae for Loyalty Award which was presented at the 2013 Alumni Weekend for her remarkable support of Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Freedman and her husband, Dr. Murray Freedman have two children and reside in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Thompson earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1973. He completed his residency in family medicine at Spartanburg General Hospital in Spartanburg, South Carolina, He served as an instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina until 1978 when he returned to his alma mater as an assistant, and eventually, associate professor of family medicine. During his tenure, he served as the interim associate dean for minority affairs, chair of the Medical College of Georgia Admissions Committee and associate dean for admissions. He has been an associate professor emeritus since 2007.He is the newest president of the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Loyalty. Dr. Thompson and his wife, Nancy have a son and a grandchild and reside in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Harvey graduated from the University of Georgia with a Biochemistry degree prior to receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1978. He completed residency training at the University of South Florida Health Sciences University in Tampa Florida was completed following a Chief Residency year in 1983. Dr. Harvey returned to Atlanta, Georgia in private practice where he has been in general and trauma surgery for over 30 years. He was appointed Program Director of the Transitional Year Residency in the Gwinnett Medical Center Graduate Medical Education Department in 2015. Dr. Harvey served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at North Fulton Hospital in Atlanta, and Chief of Surgery at Gwinnett Medical Center. He has also served as Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) President, past Speaker of the House of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) and MAG President (2015-2016). He is on the MAA Board of Directors and the MAG Executive Committee. Dr. Harvey is a Colonel in the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF), an authorized branch of the Georgia Department of Defense (GA DoD). His medical service has been recognized by multiple awards: MAA Aven Award (2012), MAG Distinguished Service Award (2006), MAG Physician’s Community Service Award (2013), State of Georgia Meritorious Service Medal Georgia DoD (2005)
Dr. Harvey and his wife, Saundra have a son, Matthew and reside in Roswell, Georgia. They enjoy relaxing in Hiawassee, Georgia and The Villages in Florida.
Dr. Jackson is a dermatologist in Macon, Georgia. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Jackson has more than 35 years of diverse experiences, especially in dermatology. Dr. Jackson affiliates with Coliseum Northside Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Billie L. Jackson, MD, LLC. In 1983, she married Joseph Graybill Jackson, a diagnostic radiologist. Her husband is also an alum of the Medical College of Georgia, class of 1983.
Dr. Jackson and her husband reside in Macon, Georgia.
Dr. Lazari grew up in Valdosta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of Georgia. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2012, and completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. He served as chief resident of pediatrics before joining Augusta Pediatric Associates in 2016. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is active in local, state, and national medical societies. He is a fellow of the American College of Pediatricians. He has the academic appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. Dr. Lazari serves as the Augusta Director of Medical Campus Outreach, an organization dedicated to training students to practice healthcare as disciples of Christ. The role allows him to work alongside students and physicians both locally and internationally on medical training projects. His international medical experiences included projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Peru, and Bangladesh.
Dr. Lazari and his wife, Ann Elizabeth have two children and reside in Augusta, Georgia.
Mr. Lewis is a native Augustan and is Vice President of Meybohm Realtors, Augusta’s largest real estate company. His career spans a 31 year period with Meybohm as a residential realtor. Mr. Lewis is very involved in the community and serves on the following boards: The Symphony Orchestra Augusta Board, the St. John Towers Advisory Board, The Clinton-Anderson Foundation Board, and the University Health Care Foundation Board. He formerly served on the Jud Hickey Daycare Center Board, March of Dimes Board and the Wilson Family Y Board. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, and The National Association of Realtors. He is a former member of the Tocqueville Society of the CSRA United Way. He is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Augusta Country Club and the Pinnacle Club.
Mr. Lewis and his wife, Nannette Michelin Lewis reside in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. McCluskey earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. He is the Director of the Shoulder Surgery Center and Director of the Shoulder Fellowship Program at the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in Columbus, Georgia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. McCluskey has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Columbus, Georgia since 1990, and specializes in orthopaedic surgery of the upper extremity. He served as Chief of Staff at St. Francis Hospital from 2008 to 2010, and has served on numerous committees. Dr. McCluskey began his career at Hughston Hospital in Columbus after completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 2001, he founded McCluskey Orthopaedic Surgery with his brother, Dr. Lee McCluskey. Dr. McCluskey has delivered more than three hundred national and international scientific presentations and has published over thirty scientific articles and book chapters on shoulder and elbow disorders. He is an active member of numerous orthopaedic and medical societies, including; The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopeadic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Georgia Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Muscogee County Medical Society, among others. Academic appointments include clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine and clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He currently serves on several editorial boards and is a reviewer for many orthopaedic journals.
Dr. McCluskey and his wife reside in Gainesville, Georgia.
Dr. Richwine earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1977. He completed a surgical internship and a general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He subsequently finished a plastic surgery residency also at the Medical College of Georgia. He has spent his entire career at Aesthetic Center of Gainesville and Braselton, joining the practice in January 1985. He has been board certified in plastic surgery since 1985. He is also a Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has clinical privileges at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and Northeast Georgia Plastic Surgery Center. He was the medical director of Northeast Georgia Plastic Surgery Center and previously served as Chief of Staff at Lanier Park Hospital In Gainesville. Dr. Richwine is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Georgia and a former Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation.
Dr. Richwine and his wife, Julie have two children, Winters, an investment advisor,
and Dr. Elizabeth Richwine Bolton, a dermatologist.
Dr. Schnuck earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1968, interned at University Hospital, then served in the U.S. Army for three years. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam where he volunteered in orphanages and hospitals. His military honors include a Bronze Star, Air Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Service Defense Medal. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Medical College of Georgia in 1974 and returned in 1995 to complete a body imaging fellowship. He has been an assistant professor of radiology at Medical College of Georgia since 1996. Dr. Schnuck has also served as chief of the Department of Imaging and Radiology at the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Schnuck resides in Martinez, Georgia.
Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995. He completed an internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in 1996 and completed a residency program at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital in 1999. Dr. Smith is the current President of the Anesthesia Consultants of Augusta, LLC. He is also the current President of the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association. He has been the Chairman for the Department of Anesthesiology at Doctor’s Hospital since 2005. Professional societies include: American Society of Anesthesiologists, Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, Medical Association of Georgia, Richmond County Medical Society, and ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA Honor Society.
Dr. Smith’s interests include hunting, boating, golf and snow skiing. He and his wife, Karen have six children and reside in Evans, Georgia.
Dr. Tedesco graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1969. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Miami School of Medicine before joining the Medical College of Georgia faculty in 1978 as associate professor of medicine and chief of the Section of Gastroenterology. Medical College of Georgia promoted him to professor in 1981. The university appointed him acting vice president for clinical activities in 1984 and interim dean for the School of Medicine two years later. The Board of Regents inaugurated Dr. Tedesco on July 1, 1988 as the sixth president of the Medical College of Georgia. During his presidency, the university continued to expand with more research programs, clinical care centers and buildings. The quality of education also increased during his presidency with competitive admission and most students passing their board exams. The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy awarded Dr. Tedesco the 1993 Rudolf Schindler Award, its highest distinction in recognition of his contributions to gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dr. Tedesco retired in 2001 and was named President Emeritus.
Dr. Whitaker earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1962. He completed an Obstetrical and Gynecology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He is now retired. He spent his 39-year career providing invaluable skill and knowledge to his profession, not to mention the thousands of babies he brought into the world. He was the 2011 Clarence C. Butler Service and Leadership Award winner. As a leader, he impacted on numerous organizations, most notably OB/GYN Associated of which he was president until he retired. He also served on the Medical College of Georgia Foundation Board for nearly 20 years and was chairman from 2005-2007. He was president of Medical College of Georgia’s Alumni Association from 1995-1996. An endowed chair of Medical College of Georgia, the Cecil F., Whitaker, Jr. MD, Distinguished Chair in Cancer honors him today. Dr. Whitaker also served on the advisory boards of the South Central Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, LLC, the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological society of which he is past president. He currently serves as consultant to St. Francis Hospital’s Women Advisory Board.
He has three children, Betsy Covington, Susan Charron and Cecil “Frank” Whitaker, III and resides in Columbus, Georgia.
Dr. Wray practices Allergy and Immunology as a volunteer at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Wray earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1960, and is a retired faculty member in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Allergy‐Immunology and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Wray served on the Georgia Health Sciences Foundation Board as a member of the Audit Committee and on the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association as President. She is a past President and longtime member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and earned its Gold-headed Cane Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. Dr. Wray served as a Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia through the Richmond County Medical Society and received a Distinguished Service Award from the Society in 1999. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, earning its Lifetime Achievement Award through the Georgia Chapter in 2000. She received the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. She served as Chief of the Section of Allergy-Immunology and Director of the Allergy-Immunology training program at Medical College of Georgia from 1978 to 2000 and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Clinical Activities from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Wray also served on the Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Allergy-Immunology from 1990 to 1996. In her honor, Medical College of Georgia established the Betty B. Wray Scholarship Fund in 2001 and the Betty B. Wray Chair in Pediatrics in 2006.
Dr. Wray and her husband, Dr. Charles Wray, Emeritus Vice President for Clinical Activities and Medical College of Georgia Professor Emeritus of Surgery have five grown children and reside in Augusta, Georgia.