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File #: 0151X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2017 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To recognize, applaud, and thank Dr. Augustus Garland Parker III, M.D. for the service that he has rendered to the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Zach M. Klein

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To recognize, applaud, and thank Dr. Augustus Garland Parker III, M.D. for the service that he has rendered to the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio.

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WHEREAS, Dr. Augustus “Gus” Garland Parker III, M.D., a native of Columbus, is a board certified Obstetrics and Gynecology practicing physician who, since 1985, has devoted much of his time to serving the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio; and
WHEREAS, Gus earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Kent State University in 1977; he graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1981 - he completed his residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio - and his Oncology rotations at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; and
WHEREAS, Gus’s career has come to be defined by his commitment to excellence and his willingness to serve others - his recognition includes but is not limited to: Who’s Who in Black Columbus, who recognized him as a Man of Excellence, Mt. Carmel Health Systems who recognized him as the 2008 Physician of the Year, and the March of Dimes who presented him with a Community Health Leadership Award - he also received the Teacher of the Year Award from Grant Medical Center and the Special Ties Award, for his work with disadvantaged children; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Parker has also been recognized by his colleagues - he is an inventor who holds a number of patents on medical devices and tools that are used in physician’s practices today; he is also a pioneer in innovative obstetrical, surgical techniques such as, Endometrial Ablation and da Vinci Robotic Laparoscopic hysterectomy, and he has pioneered the Mobile Health Units that are currently serving the students of Columbus City Schools; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Parker’s talents were recognized by Mayor Michael B. Coleman who in 2007 asked and appointed him to serve on the Board of Columbus Public Health - Gus was elected president in January of 2009 and has been reappointed 3 times - he has also become known for...

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