Dr. Deborah A. Martin, a general surgeon in Atlanta affiliated with Northside Hospital, was recently selected by her peers to serve as president of the board of directors of the Medical Association of Atlanta.
Established in 1854, the Medical Association of Atlanta promotes the health and safety of the community through physician leadership. Prior to being elected president, Dr. Martin served as president-elect of the association.
Joining Dr. Martin on the board are Randy Rizor, M.D., president-elect; Ali Rahimi, M.D., treasurer; Fonda Mitchell, M.D., secretary; and, Martha Wilber, M.D., chairman of the board.
Dr. Martin has practiced gastrointestinal, breast and acute care surgery for 30 years. She is a co-founder and secretary for the non-profit organization The Yonkofa Project, building medical clinics in Ghana to provide sustainable healthcare in underserved areas. Dr. Martin received her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her surgical training at LSU in the Charity Hospital system including a year at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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