MAG honors Atlanta anesthesiologist, Dr. Randy Rizor, for humanitarian efforts

Randy Rizor, M.D., an anesthesiologist and co-founder of The Physicians’ Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia in Atlanta, received the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award during MAG’s 165th House of Delegates meeting in Stone Mountain on October 20. The award honors a physician for their outstanding humanitarian contributions beyond the normal practice of medicine.

In nominating him for the award, Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA) President Deborah Martin, M.D., explained that, “Since 1994, Dr. Rizor has made more than 25 trips to Haiti to deliver medical supplies and provide care to the underserved population in need of care.”

Dr. Martin also pointed out that, “In the wake of the terrorist attacks in 2001, Dr. Rizor joined the U.S. Army Reserve. He was deployed to Iraq on two occasions – caring for sometimes grievously wounded U.S. service members in operating rooms near areas of hostile fire.”

Dr. Rizor also serves on the boards of the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Eternal Hope in Haiti, and MAA.

Dr. Rizor is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He received his medical degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine.

Dr. Rizor and his wife, Nancy Rizor, live in Atlanta. They have two children; Crawford Rizor, of Asheville, North Carolina, and James Rizor, M.D., who lives in Cooperstown, New York.

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