November 11, 2014
The DeKalb Medical Foundation announced the appointments of two new Medical Vice Co-Chairs for its Board of Trustees, Raoul Mayer, M.D. and Melissa W. Seely-Morgan, M.D., effective immediately. Both will serve three-year terms in this position.
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Mayer and Dr. Seely-Morgan on their new appointments,” said outgoing Medical Vice Chair, Robin Dretler, M.D, who has served in this role since the Foundation was founded in 1991. “Their medical expertise and commitment to DeKalb Medical will be assets in their new roles. I am confident they will provide the leadership the Foundation Board of Trustees needs to further the mission of the Foundation.”
Raoul Mayer, M.D. currently holds the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs at DeKalb Medical while also serving as the preeminent colorectal surgeon with Atlanta Colon and Rectal Surgery, PA., which he joined in 1977. He 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. Additionally, Dr. Mayer has served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Physician Advisory Committee, at DeKalb Medical, and has been involved with many hospital leadership committees.
Melissa W. Seely-Morgan, M.D. is a specialist in Vascular & Interventional Radiology with Radiology Associates of DeKalb, PC. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her internship at Georgetown University Hospital, both her residency and fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Seely-Morgan has served on the Foundation Board of Trustees since 2011.
About DeKalb Medical Foundation
The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $29 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.