Georgia Regents University Summerville and Health Sciences Campuses (specifically the libraries and JSAC) will resume regular weekend operating hours on Sunday, Feb. 16 in preparation for normal student activities and classes on Monday, Feb. 17.

The Urban Bush Women performance scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 PM at the GRU Augusta Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus, will take place as scheduled.

The Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference basketball doubleheader with Columbus State (originally scheduled for Thursday) will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse on the Forest Hills Campus.

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Department Chairs

Dr. Perry Volpitto

Perry P. Volpitto, MD, 1937-1972

Dr. Volpitto was the first chairman of an academic anesthesiology department and training program in the South. He was a co-founder of the Southern Society of Anesthesiologists (1946) as well as president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Association of University Anesthetists. Dr. Volpitto, who received the Distinguished Service Award from both the ASA and the Medical Association of Georgia, played an active role in departmental teaching until his death in 1988.

Dr. Zachariah Gramling

Zachariah W. Gramling, MD, 1973-1984

Dr. Gramling was instrumental in the reconstruction of the anesthesia elective program for medical students, the founding of the Respiratory Therapy Department of the College of Allied Health Sciences, and the establishment of the Shock/Trauma Unit. He was a consultant to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Veterans Administration hospitals. Dr. Gramling received the Crawford W. Long Memorial Award, the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists' highest honor.


Dr. Robert Crumrine

Robert S. Crumrine, MD, 1985-1999

Dr. Crumrine, who was also Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Nursing, was an active member of the Board of Trustees for the Crawford W. Long Museum as well as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of University Anesthesiologists, and American Academy of Pediatrics. As president of the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists, the once strictly volunteer staff evolved to a professional staff which provides greater outreach to members and affiliated organizations.


AH C. A1vin Head, MD, 2002-2013

Dr. Head was president of the Academy of Anesthesiology and chair of the American Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health. Under his watch, clinical and basic research became a more prominent feature of the department.

Drs. Eugene K. Betts, Margaret B. DeVore, Joseph F. Johnston, and Dan C. Martin have served as Interim Chairs. Dr. Manuel R. Castresana is currently our Interim Chair as well as Interim Director of the Perioperative Service Line for Health System.


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