(September 2, 2009) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC)
C. Whipple, M.D., has been awarded the 2009 Young Surgeon of
the Year Award by the Georgia Chapter of the American College of
Surgeons. Whipple was chosen from among surgeons 45 years old and
younger in the state of Georgia.
Whipple is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a
member of the American College of Surgeons. He is specially trained
to perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure and the
adjustable gastric band laparoscopically. After earning his
undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, he attended
medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon.
Whipple has earned numerous teaching awards and presented many
lectures about surgery.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational
association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the
quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards
for surgical education and practice.
The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
advocates for its members and the patients they serve, encourages
the highest standards of ethical surgical practice in the state of
Georgia, and provides educational opportunities for its members as
well as surgery residents and medical students.
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.