Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Azziz is co-author of new gynecologic surgery textbook

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President of Georgia Regents University and CEO of Georgia Regents Health System, is an author and editor of “Te Linde’s Atlas of Gynecologic Surgery,” a new textbook that provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of the steps involved in performing various gynecologic surgical procedures and includes techniques in the areas of gynecology, gynecologic oncology, reproductive surgery, and urogynecology.

Azziz, who specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Surgery, serves as Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Medicine; and Medical Humanities at GRU. His clinical and research interests include endoscopic pelvic reconstruction and reproductive endocrinologic disorders in women, particularly androgen excess, such as , non-classic adrenal hyperplasia and hirsutism.

A scientist and executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, research, and health care, Azziz serves as founding President of GRU and CEO of GRHealth, a greater than $1.2 billion enterprise that includes nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges, and an integrated and aligned health system.

He previously served as Assistant Dean and Deputy Director for the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles’ David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition, he served as Director of the Center for Androgen Related Disorders and Interim Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Co-authors of the book include Dr. Geoffrey W. Cundiff, Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia; and Dr. Robert E. Bristow, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Gynecologic Oncology Services, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, Ca.

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