Florida physician honored by state medical board
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 2, 2004
The Florida Board of Medicine honored Georges El-Bahri, MD, as the recipient of the Chairman's Recognition Award, which commends physicians who exemplify outstanding contributions to the medical profession and public service.
Dr. El-Bahri, who was board chair in 2000, is in private practice in general orthopedics and sports medicine in Jacksonville, Fla. At Memorial Medical Center, he serves on the medical staff executive committee, medical board and operating room committee. He also is team physician for the Jacksonville Suns, a minor league baseball team.
During his time as board chair, Dr. El-Bahri spearheaded changes to the board's office surgery rule. In February 2000, the board adopted substantial revisions to the standard of care for office surgery. Under his leadership, the board improved efficiency, hearing 35% more disciplinary cases than in 1999, board officials said.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/02/02/prbf0202.htm.