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Area doctor inducted as president of the Georgia Surgical Society

POSTED: December 29, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Dr. Pierpont F. Brown III was recently named the 51st president of the prestigious Georgia Surgical Society for the 2013-2014 term.

Brown was inducted at the annual Georgia Surgical Society meeting at King and Prince Hotel in St. Simons Island recently. He was selected by the Georgia Surgical Society nominating committee and executive council to fill the leadership role and was escorted by Dr. Joe Bowden, a mentor from the Medical College of Georgia, and Dr. Lamar McGinnis, a surgeon and former president of American College of Surgeons.

“I’ve really enjoyed being involved with the Georgia Surgical Society during the past couple of decades and look forward to serving as president this year,” Brown said. “The Georgia Surgical Society provides an excellent opportunity for education and growth, while providing a convivial atmosphere among surgeons throughout the state.”

The Georgia Surgical Society was founded in 1961 with a mission to advance the art and science of surgery. As president of the organization, Brown will host an annual three-day conference, lead the executive council, encourage membership and serve as an ambassador of the Georgia Surgical Society.

Having been a member of the invitation-only society for more than 20 years, Brown has a history of involvement with the esteemed organization of Georgia surgeons. Prior to his induction into the Georgia Surgical Society, Brown’s father, Pierpont F. Brown Jr., M.D., was a member of the organization. Today, the society has 400 members from across the state.

Brown specializes in endocrine, breast, laparoscopic and general oncology surgeries.

“Dr. Brown’s induction is yet another significant recognition of the caliber of our surgical staff,” said Brad Nurkin, president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. “Dr. Brown is an outstanding physician and community leader. He has been a true asset to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, going above and beyond to serve his patients and the community in which he lives.”


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