Title: Professor Emeritus, Retired Clinician, Researcher, Educator, Author
Company: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Location: Martinez, Georgia, United States
Dr. Lawrence Daniel Devoe, MD, Professor Emeritus at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in obstetrics/gynecology.
Inspired by the influence of his grandfather, Louis Daniel Smith, who was a physician, Dr. Devoe desired to spearhead a career in the medical profession in his own right. Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1966, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago in 1970, going on to serve as a captain in the U.S. Medical Corps from 1971 to 1973. In the earlier years of his career, Dr. Devoe remained loyal to his alma mater, as he completed an internship and residency by 1976, taught as an assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology from 1976 to 1983 and held a fellowship in 1979.
Dr. Devoe joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1983, initially serving as an associate professor until 1989. Flourishing at the institution, he excelled as director of maternal-fetal medicine from 1984 to 2005, professor of obstetrics/gynecology from 1989 to 2010 and chair of obstetrics/gynecology from 1996 to 2006. In 2010, he was named professor emeritus upon the commencement of his retirement. He notes that the best lesson he can pass onto future generations of medical professionals is to listen to patients and to treat them as three-dimensional human beings rather than as medical problems. In his retirement, Dr. Devoe has published the book “Yankee by Birth, Southern by Choice.”
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, the Medical College of Georgia awarded Dr. Devoe the Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Serviced in 2012, the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010 and named him Richard Torpin Faculty of the Year in 2010. In addition, he was the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center of Family Medicine in 2001 and the CREOG Resident Teaching Award in 1996, among other accomplishments. Dr. Devoe attributes his success to hard work, perseverance, thoroughness, innate curiosity about scientific matters and great mentors.
Presently, Dr. Devoe maintains affiliation with the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Richmond County Medical Society, Georgia Perinatal Association, Medical Association of Georgia, National Perinatal Association, Georgia State OB-GYN Society, Augusta OB-GYN Society and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, of which he has held numerous president and high-level positions. He is also a board member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and involved with the Augusta Opera Association. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Devoe can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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