MUMC Honors Donald Gallup, M.D.

(April 26, 2010) -Donald Gallup, M.D., a physician at Memorial Health University Physicians -- Savannah Gynecologic Oncology, has been honored for his years of dedication and service to Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and the many resident physicians he instructed over the years. A monument in his honor was unveiled Friday April 23 at the entrance to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at MUMC.

Gallup has been at MUMC for 13 years and is professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology at Mercer University School of Medicine's Savannah campus. He is also the associate director of gynecologic oncology. Prior to that, Gallup was professor and director of gynecologic oncology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He is also the past president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons and the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Gallup is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Pelvic Surgeons. Gallup's accolades include:

•Winner of the prestigious Torpin Award for faculty of the year in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for four out of the 12 years he was associated with the Medical College of Georgia.

•Named one of the Best Doctors in America on several lists.

•Named Outstanding Clinical Faculty member by Mercer University School of Medicine on two occasions.

•Winner of the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

•Initiated the Donald Gallup Resident Research Day at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, in 2003. The event is now held annually.

•Winner of a Health Care Heroes Award from the Georgia Medical Society.

•Honored by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons as Distinguished Surgeon of the Year in 2009.

Gallup has published more than 130 articles in peer review literature, 65 abstracts, and 43 book chapters.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.