NGMC stroke leader appointed as member of statewide advisory council

Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Patients across the state have a new advocate to represent them in influencing how and where stroke care is delivered when life-saving emergencies arise. Sung Lee, MD, medical director for neurointerventional surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), has been appointed as a member of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Directors Advisory Council.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be chosen to be part of this council that’s filled with so many other expert physicians,” Dr. Lee said, who is also the medical director for NGMC’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. “I look forward to advancing stroke care within this group – while learning from their collective experience and counseling the State Office on issues that not only impact stroke patients in northeast Georgia, but within our whole state.”

The council is made up of physicians from health systems across the state who serve and advise the State Office of EMS. Dr. Lee will serve as the sole stroke representative for this council, providing guidance on EMS stroke systems of care for the state of Georgia.      

“Dr. Lee’s leadership and clinical expertise have made a tremendous impact on stroke patients within the community,” said Michael Glanzman, executive director for neurosciences at NGMC. “His appointment to this council will be an enormous win for stroke patients throughout the entire state.”

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