Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Surgical Associates is proud to announce that Pierpont F. Brown III, MD, FACS, was recently named the 51st president of the prestigious Georgia Surgical Society for the 2013-2014 term.
Dr. Brown was inducted as president at the annual Georgia Surgical Society meeting this fall at King and Prince Hotel in St. Simons Island. 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,” says Dr. Brown. “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. By encouraging the improvement of surgical teaching and education in the state, the society builds strong relationships between talented surgeons and fosters high standards of ethical practice. As president of the organization, Dr. 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, Dr. Brown has a rich history of involvement with the esteemed organization of Georgia surgeons. Prior to his induction into the Georgia Surgical Society, Dr. Brown’s father, Pierpont F. Brown Jr., MD, was also a member of the organization. Today, the society has approximately 400 members from across the state.
Dr. Brown specializes in endocrine, breast, laparoscopic and general oncologic surgeries. He works alongside surgeons Casey J. Graybeal, MD, FACS; Ronald C. Lewis, MD, FACS; Alex C. Nguyen, MD, FACS; Edward Foxhall, MD, FACS; and Emily Anne Black, MD. NGPG Surgical Associates’ physicians perform procedures at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), Georgia’s #1 General Surgery Hospital (Healthgrades®, 2013). NGMC is also one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals (Truven Health Analytics®) and one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals (Healthgrades®) — and the only hospital in Georgia to be named to either list.
“At NGMC, we are proud to have on our staff the president of the esteemed Georgia Surgical Society. We have achieved statewide recognition as Georgia’s #1 General Surgery Hospital, and Dr. Brown’s induction is yet another significant recognition of the caliber of our surgical staff,” says Brad Nurkin, president of NGMC. “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.”