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Macram Ayoub Honored for Life's Work at The Medical Center of Central Georgia

Macram Ayoub Honored for Life's Work at The Medical Center of Central Georgia

Dinner, Symposium Mark Physician's Contributions to Surgery, Medicine 

MACON, GA (Thursday, April 4, 2013) – The Department of Surgery at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has planned a celebration to honor the work of Dr. Macram Ayoub, Professor of Surgery at the Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) and longtime attending surgeon with the Medical Education Department at MCCG.The occasion will be marked with a formal dinner on Wednesday, April 17 at Idle Hour Country Club and a symposium on Thursday, April 18 in MCCG's Eversole Auditorium.

The symposium will feature MCCG's graduating chief residents, as well as MCCG faculty and friends. Featured speakers at the event include MCCG alumni T. Clark Gamblin, associate professor and chief of surgical oncology at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee; Paul S. Dale, professor and chief of surgical oncology at the University of Missouri at Columbia; and Bradley Dennis, the Gavin Family fellow in surgical critical care at Vanderbilt University. The symposium is a free event and opens to the public.

Participants in the symposium, along with other interested persons, are invited to contribute mementos to a festschrift honoring Dr. Ayoub and his contributions to medicine. Those wishing to attend the dinner honoring Dr. Ayoub

“Dr. Ayoub has practiced medicine at MCCG since his residency. Now in practice more than 30 years, he has trained generations of surgeons. He is a respected member of the medical community and it is fitting that we honor his accomplishments,” said Dr. Don Nakayama, Milford B. Hatcher Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at MUSM and the Program Director of the Residency in Surgery at MCCG.

A native of Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Ayoub received his medical degree from Kasr-El-Ani Medical School in Cairo and his Diploma of Surgery from Cairo University in 1965. After practicing in Egypt and the United Kingdom, he joined MCCG in 1978. He completed his surgical training at MCCG in 1980 and accepted a position on the full-time faculty of the Department of Surgery at MCCG. In 1984, Dr. Ayoub was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the MUSM and in 1995, he was promoted to Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Ayoub has pursued a vigorous academic career, both at MCCG and MUSM. He has been elected the Attending Physician of the Year by the graduating class of MUSM on nine occasions and in 2001, he was honored when the MUSM graduating class chose him to “hood” the graduates.

A past president of the Macon Surgical Society, Dr. Ayoub is certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1985 and a member of the American Medical Association, the Georgia Surgical Society, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the Medical Executive Committee, the group charged with setting medical standards and policy, for MCCG.