September 24, 2014
Decatur, GA. – Dr. Raoul Mayer, M.D., joined the DeKalb Medical executive team as the Vice President of Medical Affairs, effective immediately. In his new role, Dr. Mayer will be involved in the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, Health and Conduct and Credentials.
“I’m happy to announce that Dr. Mayer has agreed to join the executive team,” stated John Shelton, DeKalb Medical President and CEO. “Dr. Mayer is a proven leader and this mix of responsibilities will allow his expertise to touch multiple functions of DeKalb Medical.”
In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, Dr. Mayer will also have administrative responsibilities for the podiatry residency program. He takes over for Dr. Reg Gilbreath, M.D., who resigned in late June.
"I feel honored by the trust given to me by the leadership of DeKalb Medical and look forward to facilitating relations between the administration and medical staff, and to promoting our healthcare system in the community."
Dr. Mayer has been on staff at DeKalb Medical Center for over 17 years and is a graduate of Columbia College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed his General Surgery training at Mount Sinai Hospital and Colon and Rectal fellowship at the University of Minnesota. In 1977, he joined Atlanta Colon and Rectal Surgery, one of the largest single sub-specialty colon and rectal groups in the Southeast.
Additionally, Dr. Mayer has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Physician Advisory Committee and has been involved with many hospital leadership committees. He values the outstanding care provided by the medical and nursing staff at DeKalb Medical and is committed to preserving our institution.
Dr. Mayer’s wife, Agnes Han, M.D. is a Gastroenterologist and his son, Andrew is a high school student at Woodward Academy.
Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (77 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation. The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012, and earned the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart/American Stroke Association. Our Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Our Cancer Center received the Outstanding Achievement Award and is granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program. Our Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement. In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org.