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Medical College of Georgia Names President

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Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA, has been selected as the next president of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, GA. Dr. Azziz, who will be the school's eighth president, succeeds Daniel Rahn, MD, who left MCG last summer to accept the position as chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. A leader in biomedical research and medical education, Dr. Azziz joins MCG from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Since 2002, Dr. Azziz has served as vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA and as director of the Center for Androgen-Related Research and Discovery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He has also been deputy director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute for the past two years. From 1987 until 2002, Dr. Azziz was a member of the obstetrics and gynecology faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also earned his Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees.

Dr. Azziz, a native of Uruguay, completed his baccalaureate degree at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He received his MD at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and a subsequent fellowship in reproductive endocrine/infertility at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility. His clinical and research focus has centered on the study of androgen excess disorders. Dr. Azziz is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons as well as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He formerly served as Chair of the US Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committee …

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