Friday, October 22, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Summerville Campus - JSAC Lawn and Amphitheater
Saturday, October 23, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Health Sciences quad
Saturday, October 23, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Saturday, October 23, 4:30PM-6:00PM (following the White Coat Ceremony)
J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons (First floor lobby, facing R.A. Dent Blvd)
Saturday, October 23, 6:00PM
Reception, Augusta Marriott
Phillip Roberts, MD
2020 Distinguished Alumnus, Professional Achievement
When Dr. Phillip Roberts arrived in Albany from Boston in 1980, the hematologist and 1962 Medical College of Georgia graduate set up shop in a rented 900-square-foot office. He used the $25,000 he’d made on a recent real estate sale to buy the equipment he’d need, like exam tables. At the time, he was the only physician in Albany with experience treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. The next closest was in Macon, a hundred miles away.
Sam Richwine, MD
2020 Distinguished Alumnus, Loyalty
Dr. Sam Richwine came to the Medical College of Georgia as a student in 1973. Richwine earned his MD in 1977, started his surgery residency that summer and finished his plastic surgery training in 1984. He came back to his alma mater to help train surgery residents in Augusta, while maintaining his busy practice in Gainesville. He served the MCG Alumni Association for five years, including a year as president from 2013-14; and the MCG Foundation Board for seven years, two as board chair.
Koosh Desai, MD
2020 Outstanding Young Alumnus
Dr. Koosh Desai, a 2016 graduate and an internist at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, is the 2020 Distinguished Young Alum for the Medical College of Georgia. Desai, who spent his clinically intensive third and fourth years of medical school at the MCG Southwest Campus, based in Albany, returned to the campus in 2019 as faculty to help build out a new curriculum that the medical school hopes will produce more primary care physicians for Georgia.