Medical Staff Meetings

February 2017 

7          Multidisciplinary Committee, 12:30 p.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center –1st Tuesday

7          Medical Executive Committee, 5:30 p.m., Board Room (North Decatur), Monthly – 1st Tuesday

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Continuing Medical Education


February 2017 

3          Chest Conference, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*

6          Tumor Conference, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stubbs Auditorium, North Decatur

10        Cardiology Conference, 12:15 to 1:15p.m., Keeton Auditorium, North Decatur*

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Dr. Ashraf Khan joins Momin at Atlanta Vascular Surgery

Ashraf khan_ashraf-large-headshotKhan, M.D., comes to DMPG and Atlanta Vascular Surgery with board certification in general surgery and an accredited fellowship training in vascular and endovascular surgery. He received his medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. Dr. Khan completed an internship, residency and chief year in general surgery at Saint Louis University in St. Louis in 2014. He has also completed an accredited vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he gained extensive experience in the latest endovascular and open vascular surgery techniques including hybrid operations.

He has also received certifications in FLS, ACLS and ATLS. He is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and a resident member of the American College of Surgeons.

His interests include endovascular and open repair of aortic ( thoracic/abdominal ) aneurysmal and occlusive disease, carotid artery disease, lower extremity revascularization with emphasis on limb salvage, mesenteric revascularization and vascular ultrasound. He is a dedicated surgeon with passion for his work and a commitment to provide the best care available to each patient he has the opportunity to treat.

Dr. Khan will be practicing at two locations: 2675 N. Decatur Rd, Ste. 710 in Decatur and 5910 Hillandale Dr, Ste. 205 in Lithonia. Phone is 470.223.4707 for both.


Wilson to Serve as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb Medical

bob-wilsonRobert (Bob) E. Wilson, Esq. has been named CEO of the DeKalb Regional Health System following the resignation of John A. Shelton. Wilson will assume the new role immediately.

Wilson, who was recently awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award by the Georgia Hospital Association, is a local attorney who has been a longtime supporter of the Health System, serving on the Health System’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman and is also the Chairman of its Quality Committee.

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Jim Forstner to Serve as Chief Operating Officer

jim-forstner-pictureEffective immediately, Jim Forstner, MSc will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the DeKalb Regional Health System.

Forstner joined DeKalb Medical in 2004 as Executive Director of Contracting and Revenue Management and, soon thereafter, his role expanded as the Executive Director of Revenue Cycle.   In 2010, Forstner’s role expanded and he took on responsibility for our leading service lines: Cardiovascular Services, Imaging and Post-Acute Care.

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Clean Hands Start Here! Ask Me How!

clean-handsDeKalb Medical is implementing a clean hands campaign aimed at improving hand hygiene, decreasing hospital infection rates, and encouraging patients to engage with their healthcare provider about the safety of hand hygiene. The campaign is called, “Clean Hands Start Here! Ask Me How!”

As a key element of this campaign, we are asking for physician leadership and support. Continue reading “Clean Hands Start Here! Ask Me How!”

Medical Staff Meetings

January 2017 

3          DMC Medical Executive Committee, 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Monthly – 1st Tuesday

3          Medical Staff Leadership Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Thrasher Conference Room, Monthly- 1st Tuesday

3          Multidisciplinary Committee, 12:30 p.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center –1st Tuesday

10        Surgery, 6:15 p.m., Thrasher or Keeton Auditorium – Quarterly

10        QI Committee, 5:00 p.m. 0236 Classroom, Quarterly – 2nd Tuesday

11        QI Committee, 7:30 a.m. 4040 Classroom ,Women’s Center, Quarterly – 2nd Wednesday

12        Physician Advisory Committee (PAC), 8:00 a.m., Board Room,  Monthly – 2nd Thursday

17        Pediatrics, 6:45 p.m., Board Room , Auditorium, Quarterly – 3rd Tuesday

17        Podiatry, 6:00 p.m.,  Auditorium, Quarterly – 3rd Tuesday except January meeting. Podiatry Residency Training Committee (after podiatry section meeting).

18        GI Section, 12:15 p.m., Board Room or Private Dining Room, Quarterly – 3rd Wednesday

23        Professional Practice Evaluation Committee, 6:00 p.m., DeKalb Quarterly Institute (North Decatur); Admin Conference Room (Hillandale) – 4th Monday

25        System Credentials Committee, 5:00 p.m., Board Room or Auditorium, Monthly – 4th Wednesday

26        Multidisciplinary Committee, 7:30 a.m., 4040 Classroom, Women’s Center – 4th Thursday

27        Cardiology, 7:00 a.m., Board Room or Private Dining Room, Quarterly – 4th Friday