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MCCG's Butler Elected as Chair of Georgia's Medical Board

MCCG's Butler Elected as Chair of Georgia's Medical Board

Dr. William J. Butler to serve one year term 

MACON, GA (July 23, 2012) – The Georgia Composite Medical Board recently elected William J. Butler, M.D., an employed physician at The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), as Chairperson of Georgia's Medical Board for the July 2012-June 2013 term.

Dr. Butler has served on the board since April 2007, when he was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Prior to his election as Chairperson of the Board, he served as Vice-Chairperson. The Georgia Composite Medical Board is the state agency that licenses physicians and other medical personnel, investigates complaints and disciplines licensees who violate The Medical Practice Act and other laws governing professional behavior.

“I am honored that the governor entrusted me with a position on the Georgia Composite Medical Board and that my peers have elected me to the position of Chairman for the upcoming year. I will do my best to justify the confidence they have expressed in me,” said Dr. Butler.

Dr. Butler is a professor and Chairman in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Mercer University School of Medicine and serves as Director of the Central Georgia Fertility Institute. Prior to his move to Macon in 1999, Dr. Butler served as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at The Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Butler has been licensed to practice in Georgia since 1982. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, fertility and genetics.