Founded November 11, 1971
Resurrected January 18, 2007
"Though for no other cause, yet for this; that posterity may know
we have not loosely through silence permitted things to pass away..."
Dr. Joseph P. Bailey, Jr. - Rheumatology
Dr. Richard L. Magruder – Rheumatology
Dr. Henry G. Mealing, Jr. – Rheumatology
Dr. William A. Speir, Jr.- Pulmonary
Dr. George R. Spooner, III – Nephrology
Over the past few years, the Georgia Health Sciences University has undergone dramatic changes, so we can better treat our patients and train the future physicians of Georgia. This enrichment provides the opportunity to conduct research at the highest level. The College is expanding to accept more students and trainees to better serve our patients. Research amongst our faculty and trainees has grown exponentially, and we are increasingly recognized for our efforts at the national level. Our goal is to become one of the premiere academic medical centers for state of the art clinical care, groundbreaking medical research, and premiere medical education. The Department of Medicine is helping to lead the way, with new leadership and faculty, novel clinical programs and heavy investments in research and education.
Nevertheless, we also embrace the importance of celebrating our past. To this end, the Sydenstricker Society was revived. Virgil P. Sydenstricker was a leader in American Medicine and Departmental Chairman for 30 years. The Society’s charter is to create collegiality among former and present members of the Department, foster collaboration with the community, and provide educational opportunities for all. This is accomplished through support of a yearly lecture by a national leader, and funding for MCG medical residents to present their research at major national and regional meetings.
As in years past, some of our trainees were supported by the Sydenstricker Society to present their research at major regional and national meetings. Overall support for these endeavors continues to have tremendous impact on both trainee and faculty development, institutional exposure and medical advancement, and it is stimulating to physicians at all stages of their careers.
To keep up the momentum, your continued support through contributions to the Society is essential, to support the annual meeting, and so our young physician investigators will have the opportunity to present their work on the national stage. These are exciting times at MCG, and we encourage you to help us grow and be part of our future.
For annual membership in the Society, please donate to the ‘Medical College of Georgia Foundation’ designated for Sydenstricker Society, 545 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia, 30901. Annual membership dues are $100, however additional contributions are certainly welcome. Thank you for your support..
Michael Madaio, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Dr. Joseph P. Bailey, Jr.
Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences Emeritus
Georgia Health Sciences University "History of the Sydenstricker Society"
Dr. Lee Hamm
Huberwald Professor and Vice-Chairman of Medicine, and Chief of Nephrology
and Hypertension,Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana "Lessons from Katrina for Health Care and Medical Education"
Dr. Malcom Cox, Jr.
Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo
C.Thorpe Ray Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Vice Dean, Community Affairs and Health Policy
Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana "Creating a More Resilient Safety Net"
Dr. Vivian Pinn
|Dr. David H. Johnson Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern School of Medicine Dallas, Texas "Medicine in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities"|