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Dr. Magdy Giurgius chosen to serve on the American Cancer Society’s regional volunteer leadership board

Dr. Magdy Giurgius chosen to serve on the American Cancer Society’s regional volunteer leadership board

WEST PLAINS, Mo – The American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization, has announced that Dr. Magdy Giurgius of Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Surgical Specialists has been selected to its Southwest Missouri Regional Leadership Board. In this role, Dr. Giurgius will join other volunteer leaders in advancing the Society’s lifesaving mission in Southwest Missouri and the state.

“We’ve made so much progress toward ending the pain and suffering of cancer, and on so many fronts. I’m excited to be a part of this group of volunteer leaders, and I’m eager to contribute to furthering that progress,” said Dr. Giurgius.

The Society’s SWMO Regional Leadership Board is a volunteer leadership group that works to increase the success of its efforts to save more lives from cancer. Board members serve as ambassadors in their communities, building relationships with key corporate partners, health systems, advocacy leaders, and other community stakeholders who can impact the Society’s fundraising and mission goals.

Dr. Giurgius’ leadership in the community and dedication to fighting cancer will help us deliver on our promise to save more lives. We’re pleased to welcome him to this new role with our organization,” said Whitney Williams, Senior Manager, Community Development at the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Giurgius is passionate about cancer prevention and early detection efforts. Throughout the year, Dr. Giurgius presents educational programs to the community and employees of OMC to help increase knowledge, improve health and to lower cancer risk.

Dr. Magdy Giurgius begins his term on the Southwest Missouri Leadership Board on January 1st, 2019.

Dr. Giurgius joined OMC Surgical Specialists Clinic in 2015. Dr. Guirgius graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1995. He obtained his Master degree in 2000, during his general surgery residency at the University of Alexandria Hospital, with his thesis on Early Detection of Breast Cancer. Dr. Giurgius practiced as a general surgeon in Kuwait for six years working in a level one trauma Hospital where he also performed advanced laparoscopic procedures. In 2006, he moved to the United States and served as a chief resident at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He completed his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. In 2017, Dr. Giurgius was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 23% decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50% drop in smoking rates. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at

1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

About OMC’s Cancer Treatment Center

OMC’s Cancer Treatment Center was designed with patients' comfort and safety in mind and is equipped to provide high-quality, compassionate care to patients in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas. Located inside the Shaw Medical Building, they offer their patients the same leading edge cancer treatment they can receive in progressive cancer treatment centers across the country. Their compassionate, personalized approach provides their patients with comprehensive and effective cancer care. For more information, contact the OMC Cancer Treatment Center at 417-255-5900.

Dr. Madgy Giurgius, Board Certified General Surgeon at Ozarks Medical Center Surgical Specialists Clinic

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