GAFP to Honor Dr. Macy McNair with ‘2022 Resident of Year’ Award

By Ali Bohannon, Manager of Membership and Operations

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians will honor Morehouse School of Medicine family medicine resident Macy McNair, M.D., with its ‘2022 Resident of the Year Award’ during the organization’s annual meeting in November.

“In addition to her steadfast pursuit of excellence in teaching our future doctors, Dr. McNair stands out for her tireless drive to understand and address health equity and disparities,” says President Susana Ajoy Alfonso, M.D., FAAFP. “Dr. McNair is a deserving recipient of this award given her steadfast commitment to family medicine and research and empathy for the underserved.”

Dr. Alfonso also notes that, “Dr. McNair plays several key roles at MSM’s student-run HEAL Clinic, including volunteer physician, mentor, and preceptor. She has also participated in numerous health fairs – including being one of the first residents to volunteer for a series of food distribution and COVID-19 education and screening events in the under-resourced Pittsburgh community of Atlanta during the early part of the pandemic – and a school supply drive for metro Atlanta elementary and middle schools.”

And Dr. Alfonso applauds Dr. McNair for “taking the initiative to provide health education to the community through panel discussions at health fairs that have addressed common chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke.”

Dr. McNair is a resident member of the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Board of Trustees, and she formerly served as a student member of GAFP’s Board of Directors.

In addition to an undergraduate degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Dr. McNair has a medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

While she was in medical school, Dr. McNair received MSM’s ‘Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award’ and earned a top three finish in MSM’s ‘Graduate Medical Education 5th Annual Resident Teaching Competition.’