PRLog - June 5, 2012 - LAS VEAGS, Nev. -- LAS VEGAS—George John Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S., board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, will be sworn in as president of the Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) Saturday, June 23, 2012 during the Presidential Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The reception will also honor the 2012/13 CCMS Board of Trustees.
George Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S.
“It is an honor to hold this position with the Clark County Medical Society,” says Dr. Alexander. “I will uphold the integrity of the board and be an advocate for raising medical safety standards in this community.” The Nevada State Medical Association chartered the CCMS in 1955; it serves as an advocate for physicians, their patients and community health.
Practicing in Las Vegas since 1994, Dr. Alexander has been an active member of the CCMS since 1998. He has been serving as president-elect since July 2011 and takes the reins from Howard Baron, M.D., who has served as president since 2011.
In addition to improving overall patient care, Dr. Alexander and the CCMS board work to reinforce quality health care in Southern Nevada: “I’ve experienced how quality-focused our medical care is as both a provider and recipient of health care, so I know what we are capable of as a medical community,” says Dr. Alexander. “Our goal is to raise the bar for healthcare in Clark County and we will accomplish this through education programs for both providers and patients.”
Dr. Alexander earned his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC in 1986. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery and three years in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Alexander is a recipient of the distinguished physician recognition award from the American Medical Association, Georgetown University recognized him in 2006 as the recipient of the “Founders Award”. This award is bestowed upon those alumni leaders whose efforts and dedication to Georgetown University have been nothing less than remarkable. Dr. Alexander has been in private practice since 1998.
He is an advocate of breast cancer education, including being a supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation; he is an active member of the Nellis Support Team, a community service organization made up of local community leaders who help provide support to Nellis airmen and women.