Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Medical Association of Georgia honors MCG physicians’ humanitarian efforts

sharon_ted_kuhnDrs. W. Ted Kuhn and Sharon C. Kuhn were honored as the recipients of the Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award for 2013 during the Medical Association of Georgia’s 159th House of Delegates meeting Oct. 19 for their outstanding humanitarian contributions beyond the normal practice of medicine.

Ted Kuhn is the professor of emergency medicine and an associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, while Sharon Kuhn is an associate professor in the MCG Department of Family Medicine.

In nominating the husband and wife for the award, the Richmond County Medical Society said that Ted and Sharon Kuhn “exemplify the criteria for the award having made outstanding contributions to their fellow man across the globe and at home for numerous years.”

“Both Dr. Kuhns have a deep devotion to serving the underprivileged around the globe. They have served as co-medical directors of the Mission to the World of the Presbyterian Church in America since 2000. Together they have led nearly 100 international medical mission trips and served as liaison to the government of Bangladesh to organize programs for the prevention, identification and treatment of tuberculosis in southwest Bangladesh,” the society said.

“Dr. Ted Kuhn has served as team leader on international medicine trips on more than 50 occasions to locations such as Bangladesh, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Cambodia, Trinidad, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Senegal, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Myanmar, and East Asia.”

“Dr. Sharon Kuhn began her international efforts early in her career – interspersing multi-year mission trips to Bangladesh while working on her residency. She has led international medicine efforts in the mountains and jungles of Peru, aided disaster relief victims in the aftermath of an earthquake in Turkey, cared for street children in the Philippines, and aided the people of South India, Iran, Ethiopia and Cambodia,” the society said.

With more than 7,400 members, MAG is the leading voice for the medical profession in Georgia – which includes physicians in every specialty and every practice setting. MAG membership has increased by more than 35 percent since 2010. Go to www.mag.org for additional information.

MAG Immediate Past President and 1999 MCG Graduate Dr. W. Scott Bohlke and Dr. Peter F. Buckley

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