New ‘Top Docs’ features MAG MRC/COVID-19 Response Team

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show focuses on the MAG Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and its newly-formed COVID-19 Response Team. The guests include MAG MRC Medical Director John S. Harvey, M.D., and MAG MRC Resident Section Leader Ian McCullough, M.D. 

They discuss…

– The MAG MRC’s role

– Some of the MRC’s recent missions

– How the MAG MRC is related to the Georgia State Defense Force

– Who is eligible to volunteer for the MAG MRC COVID-19 Response Team

Response Team volunteers’ roles/options (e.g., local clinics/telemedicine-only)

– Whether these volunteers are covered by insurance & workers’ comp

Dr. Harvey has been a general and trauma surgeon in North Atlanta for about 30 years. In addition to serving as MAG’s president in 2015-2016, he was the Speaker of MAG’s House of Delegates from 2009 to 2014. It is also worth noting that Dr. Harvey has been a member of the Georgia State Defense Force since 2000. He is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. McCullough is a PGY4 anesthesiology resident at Emory University. In addition to heading up the MAG MRC Resident Section, he is leading the MAG MRC’s COVID-19 Response Team B2 Unit. He has a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine.  

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ – which won an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award  and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards award in 2019 – has now reached more than 850,000 listeners and viewers, which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

‘Top Docs’ 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, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio

MAG ‘Top Docs’ show on MAG/MRC & COVID-19 Response Team


MAG MRC COVID Response Team registration/web page

MAG MRC web page

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.