MCG alumnus Gingrey appointed to Health System Board

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Former U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Regents Health System.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Gingrey represented Georgia’s 11th Congressional District from 2003 to 2015, founding the Congressional Doctors Caucus and serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He also served as a state senator and as chairman of the Marietta City School Board.

Gingrey, an Augusta native, graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech. He returned to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia, completing an internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and his residency at MCG. For more than 20 years, he ran a successful Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Marietta. Gingrey belongs to Cobb County Medical Society, the Medical Association of Georgia, the Georgia Ob/Gyn Society and is a board-certified member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Gingrey fills a spot on the board recently vacated by another MCG alumnus, Dr. J. Roy Rowland, who had served on the Health System Board since his appointment in June 2010.

Rowland is Medical Consultant for the Chief Executive Officer for Middle Georgia Community Mental Health Center. He previously practiced family medicine in Dublin, Georgia, for 28 years. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years and in the Georgia House of Representatives for six years. A graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, he is a member of its Alumni Association and received the Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“The Medical College of Georgia is very proud of the great leadership of our alumni, both at our institution and all across Georgia,” said Dr. Peter F. Buckley, MCG Dean; Interim Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Georgia Regents University; and Interim CEO, Georgia Regents Medical Center and Medical Associates. “Drs. Gingrey and Rowland are fantastic alumni and role models for all of us.”

The GRHS Board oversees the operations of Georgia Regents Medical Associates, Georgia Regents Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

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