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Dr. Melvin Heysman

Stethoscope Fund

A retired Savannah allergist/immunologist and 1971 MCG graduate and his wife are endowing a fund that will provide a stethoscope, bearing the iconic MCG seal, for every freshman medical student. The Dr. Melvin L. Haysman,’71, and Mrs. Roberta Kamine-Haysman Stethoscope Fund, along with gifts from other MCG alums, will help sustain the program for years to come.

“We wanted to be able to provide the students with something personal, something they’re going to have for a lifetime,” Kamine-Haysman says. “These stethoscopes are also a tangible representation how the current generation of physicians is mentoring the future generation.”

The Haysmans have a long history of supporting MCG – from hosting alumni retreats at their home in Savannah, to also hosting students who were interested in a career in allergy/immunology in their practice. Dr. Haysman served for many years on the MCG Alumni Association Board of Directors, including his term as president from 2003-04. He also is the 2023 MCG Distinguished Alumnus for Loyalty.

To donate the cost of a stethoscope for a new student, please visit or for more information please call 706-721-9394.


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