“It is true that there is a shortage of primary care physicians, and it is looming to be even greater,” said Dr. Fred Jacobs, executive vice president of St. George’s University in Grenada and chair of its Department of Medicine.
Within 10 years, the United States will be short 31,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools bear some responsibility for that shortage: Two-thirds of their graduates become specialists.
Sven Hida, MD SGU ’03, a gastroenterologist with specialized training and knowledge of advanced interventional endoscopy, has joined Albany Medical Center’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Hida recently performed the hospital’s first peroralendoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, an incision-less surgery that corrects swallowing and digestive disorders.
Dr. Hugh Sealy is sitting in his office in Grenada, looking out at a Caribbean bay and contemplating the work that lies ahead of him. Just about a week ago, at the climate treaty negotiations in Paris, he and dozens of other delegates representing small island nations like Grenada, the Maldives, and the Marshall Islands joined in singing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.”
Cristina Miller, MD SGU ’09, a neonatologist with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota, tells Healthline that while infants sleeping on their backs has led to a drop in SIDS deaths.
The rhythms of life, the words that shed light on underlying truth—these are well-studied tools among physicians. And for some Orlando doctors, including SGU grads Joseph and Stan Sujka, rhythms and words join forces and find their voice in poetry.
McLeod Physician Associates in Loris, SC, welcomed Michael McCaffrey, MD SGU ’88, to McLeod Seacoast Neurology. Dr. McCaffrey joined McLeod Loris Seacoast from Grand Strand Specialty Associates.
Alexandra McCollum, MD SGU ’05, joined Larchmont Pediatrics in her home state of California, and will split time between private practice and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
University Hospitals Conneaut and Geneva medical centers welcomed Pranav Periyalwar, MD SGU ’09, to their medical staffs.
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician Group welcomed vascular neurologist James S. McKinney, MD SGU ’04, who will care for inpatients at the medical center’s main campus and will also serve as the medical director of the NHRMC stroke program.