MUMC Surgeon Honored by Baylor College of Medicine

(January 7, 2010) - Ray Rudolph, M.D., a breast surgeon and co-founder of Memorial Health University Physicians -- Center for Breast Care, was recently honored by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Rudolph received the Outstanding Alumni Award at the physician assistant program commencement ceremony.

After graduating from the physician assistant program at Baylor, Rudolph spent four years working on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He was later accepted to medical school at the University of South Dakota and went on to become a surgeon. Rudolph completed his residency training at Memorial Health University Medical Center. He and his colleague, Paula DeNitto, M.D., opened the Center for Breast Care, the only practice in the region dedicated solely to the treatment of breast conditions.

Rudolph is highly respected among his patients and his fellow physicians. He is past president of the medical staff at Memorial Health, a Vietnam Veteran, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. With him when he accepted the award were his wife of 35 years, Barbara, and his parents.

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.