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