(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
•Initiated the Donald Gallup Resident Research Day at the Naval
Medical Center in San Diego, California, in 2003. The event is now
•Winner of a Health Care Heroes Award from the Georgia Medical
•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.