New ‘Top Docs’ features surgeon discussing COVID-19’s effects

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Julie McGill, M.D. – a board-certified surgeon at Emory Decatur Hospital who focuses on endocrine and breast surgery – discussing how life has changed at her hospital and how she has had to change her approach to patient care as a result of COVID-19. 

Dr. McGill discusses… 

– The stress level at her hospital
– Have many COVID-19 patients have been admitted to her hospital   
– How the hospital has altered its processes as a result of COVID-19
– The kinds of surgeries she has been performing during the pandemic
– If the hospital has enough PPE and other supplies
– How busy emergency surgery call has been
– Her biggest concerns as the state “re-opens”
– Whether there will be any short-term limitations from a surgical standpoint
– How the surgical team at Emory Decatur is prioritizing its cases
– Her advice for patients who are scheduled for surgery

Dr. McGill is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has a medical degree from Georgetown University, she trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at Northwestern University, and she completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. McGill specializes in the treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disorders. She also has a clinical interest in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast conditions. In addition to MAG, she is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Association of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Women Surgeons. She has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented at national surgical meetings, and served on expert scientific panels.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than one million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won two awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award

‘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 COVID-19 front line efforts

Resources

Emory Decatur Hospital website

Dr. McGill 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 tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.