Published on June 21, 2021

Dr. Magdy Giurgius joins Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Executive Council

Dr. Magdy Giurgius, MBChB, MSc, FACS, general and bariatric surgeon at Ozarks Healthcare, has been selected to serve as a member of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Executive Council.

The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons was founded in 1967 to promote fellowship among Missouri surgeons with the common goal of elevating the standards of surgical practice. The Chapter provides a medium to exchange information of common interest and a forum for members to influence young surgeons as they begin their careers. Focused on regional programs with national reach, the Chapter includes major emphases in the care of trauma, cancer, and general surgical patients.

“We are excited to hear of Dr. Giurgius’s new achievement in accepting an invitation to serve as a council member for the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons,” Tom Keller, Ozarks Healthcare President and CEO, said. “Ozarks Healthcare has a talented group of physicians who are willing to contribute to the health of not only our local community, but also that of patients everywhere. We are honored to have Dr. Giurgius and his desire to better the health of our region through multiple platforms on our medical group at Ozarks Healthcare.”

Dr. Giurgius will serve on the Council for a two-year term while collaborating with other members to develop and execute new initiatives on behalf of the Chapter.

Dr. Giurgius joined Ozarks Healthcare’s General Surgery Clinic in 2015. Dr. Giurgius graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1995. He obtained his master’s degree in 2000, during his general surgery residency at the University of Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Giurgius practiced as a general surgeon in Kuwait for six years working in a level-one trauma hospital where he also performed advanced laparoscopic procedures. In 2006, he moved to the United States and served as a chief resident at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. In 2017, Dr. Giurgius was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition to serving as a general and bariatric surgeon at Ozarks Healthcare, Dr. Giurgius is also a part of a panel of physicians and staff who are trained to treat hard-to-heal wounds at Ozarks Healthcare Wound Care.

For more information about Dr. Giurgius and his specialties, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.

Dr. Magdy Giurgius

Magdy Giurgius, MBChB, MSc, FACS, general and bariatric surgeon at Ozarks Healthcare

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