BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Aug. 5, 2010– Southeast Georgia Health System
is pleased to announce that orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Brooks, M.D., has
been appointed medical director of the Health System’s Joint Replacement
Center and orthopaedic surgeon Beau Sasser, M.D., has been appointed medical
director of the Sports Medicine Program.
Brooks, a Georgia native, graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s
degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he was a Ty Cobb
Scholar, Troutman Weir Scholar Athlete of the Year, and an officer of
Sigma Nu Fraternity. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College
of Georgia (MCG) and earned the Outstanding Surgery Research Award and
election into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Brooks
completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at MCG in 2003. He served
as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at MCG for two years
before joining the staff of Southern Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
in Brunswick, where he remains in practice. Brooks has earned Fellowship
status with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is board-certified
through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
“We are very fortunate to have such a motivated and dedicated new
medical director for our Joint Replacement Center,” says Pamela
Gass, R.N., ATC, director, Orthopaedics & Spine Center. “Over
the last year, Dr. Brooks was instrumental in the development of our new
Joint Replacement Center at the Brunswick Campus which is getting rave
reviews from the community and consistently high scores in patient satisfaction.”
Sasser is a native of Glynn County and a graduate of Glynn Academy. He
graduated cum laude with honors from Washington University in St. Louis,
Missouri, and obtained his medical doctorate degree from the Medical College
of Georgia (MCG). He remained at MCG for both his internship and orthopaedic
residency. Following his residency, Sasser received exclusive sports medicine
training while in a fellowship program with the Kansas City Orthopaedic
Institute. During his time there, Sasser worked with the NFL's Kansas
City Chiefs, treating a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries incurred
by these elite athletes.
Sasser returned to Glynn County in 2005 and joined Summit Sports Medicine
& Orthopaedic Surgery, where he specializes in sports medicine. He
is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and
a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Sasser
is board-certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He received
a certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine.
As a component of the free sports medicine services, the Health System
provides to area schools, Sasser served as physician champion and led
the team in the implementation of the ImPACT™ concussion management
program. He also coordinates annual athletic physicals for students at
the College of Coastal Georgia and the surrounding public high schools.
“Our athletic trainers, who provide care and education to area student
athletes, work under the direction of Dr. Sasser to help prevent and treat
injuries, as well as ensure our young athletes are safe to return to play
after an injury has occurred,” says Vice President DelRia Baisden.
“We are fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Sasser’s caliber
and background serving our community and leading our Sports Medicine Program.”
The Health System’s Sports Medicine Program provides professional
certified athletic trainers to five area schools——Brantley
County High School, Brunswick High School, Glynn Academy, McIntosh County
Academy and the College of Coastal Georgia.