Members in the News

Karla Booker, MD of Sugar Hill has authored a new book, Seventy-One Days: How to Say Goodbye When Death Says Hello. In this book, she recounts her journey of bidding farewell to her husband after his battle with lung cancer. She offers advice on being a caregiver for anyone facing a terminal diagnosis, navigating treatments, and learning to rebuild after death. See more here:

Susana Ajoy Alfonso, MD

In September, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing Georgia’s most prominent and distinguished Hispanic leaders at its 6th annual “50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia.”  Board Chair Susana Ajoy Alfonso, MD, of Brookhaven, was one of those leaders recognized at the event. 

GAFP member and medical student at the Medical College of Georgia, Alvaro Cortez of Chatsworth has been appointed to serve on as an American Academy of Family Physicians appointed to serve on as an American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) student liaison to the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA). His appointment was recommended by the AAFP Commission on Education and confirmed by the Board of Directors.

Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH, FAAFP of Atlanta has been appointed as the new Chair serving on the Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services.

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