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J. Harold Harrison, M.d. Education Commons
J. Harold Harrison, M.d. Education Commons

MCG Medicine Spring/Summer 2018 Class Notes

Dr. Irving Victor (’45) received the second-ever Eminent Alumni Award from Armstrong State University, recognizing his service to Armstrong, his profession and his community.

Dr. William B. Butch Mulherin (’61) is the 2017 Bill Hartman Award recipient from the University of Georgia.

Dr. John House (’67) has published a novel, Rancor.

Dr. Willie Nell Bryant-Pitts (’83) is celebrating more than 20 years of working for the state of Oklahoma, including service to the Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid, Sulphur Veterans Nursing Home, and most recently for the Department of Corrections at the James Crabtree Correctional Center.

Dr. Neal Simmons (’83) has joined Radiology Associates of Macon in Macon, Georgia.

Dr. Steven Kitchen (’85) was appointed to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Dr. James Kenneth Smith (’85) joined WellStar Medical Group as a rheumatologist at the New WellStar Vinings Health Park in Smyrna, Georgia.

Brig. Gen. Ronald T. Stephens (’90) received the National Defense University’s Certificate of Appreciation.

Mercer University has named Dr. Natalie Hogan (’93) chair of pediatrics at Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Dr. Matthew George Erickson (’96) appeared on Caravan to Midnight with John B. Wells, a cyber talk show, in January to discuss his sepsis treatment kit, which is based on a metabolic cocktail developed by Dr. Paul Marik at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Roni Bollag (’04, ’07) has been named to the Board of Directors of Xytex, global provider of cryoservices.

Dr. Wesley Davis (’05) is division chief of pediatric cardiology at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, Tennesee.

Dr. Brooks Ficke (’11) joined the practice of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Roswell, Georgia.

Dr. Kathryn Echols (’12) joined the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colorado.

Dr. Julien Norton (’12) joined the team at Charleston Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Shavonda Thomas (’12) joined Erlanger Southside Community Health Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Alex Caten (’14) joined Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat, which has offices in Carson City, Gardnerville, and Fallon, Nevada.

Dr. Alicia Daniels (’14) and Dr. Trey Dyer III (’14) joined the CHI Memorial Medical Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Puja Chebrolu (’15), who is completing her internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, has received a three-year Weill Cornell Global Health Research Fellowship, which includes field-based research, courses in research methods, and teaching and clinical service at Weill Cornell NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The majority of time over the three years will be spent conducting mentored research at international sites in Haiti, Tanzania, Brazil or India.     

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