Leading M.D. discusses maternal mortality on ‘Top Docs Radio’

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show addresses maternal mortality, and it features Chadburn Ray, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who is an associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University and the president of the Georgia Obstetric and Gynecological Society (GOGS).  

Dr. Ray discusses…  

– How maternal deaths are defined and identified
– How common maternal mortality is in Georgia
– The maternal death review process – and who’s involved
– The leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths in Georgia
– Whether most pregnancy-related deaths occur during or after a pregnancy
– What reproductive-age women need to know about pregnancy-related deaths
– The Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s recommendations
– Other efforts to reduce pregnancy-related deaths in Georgia 

In addition to his role as an associate professor, Dr. Ray serves as MCG’s residency program director, he is the director of the Georgia Center for Obstetrics Re-Entry Program, and he is his department’s director of Global Women’s Health. Dr. Ray is a member of the Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee – which is collaborative effort that involves the Georgia Department of Public Health, GOGS, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also worth noting that he has been honored as a ‘Best Doctor’ by Augusta Magazine, and he has received numerous teaching awards – including MCG’s Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology’s National Faculty Award for resident education. Dr. Ray has a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Medicine. 

Between downloads and live listeners, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show has now reached more than 520,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. 

The ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify, and Stitcher.


Georgia DPH Maternal Mortality Report 2014

Diane Durrence, APRN, MSN, MPH
Georgia Department of Public Health

Chris Tice, CNM, MSN
Georgia OBGyn Society