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40 Under 40: Drew McKown

Alan Flurry

Athens Pulmonary physician Drew McKown (BS '07) has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical, with 12-hour days of patient care and research to stay abreast of the latest developments and treatments. Vital service to his community is a story began at the University of Georgia and informs his selection to the 2022 40 Under 40:

Professional Experience

  • Received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School in 2011.
  • Completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a resident leader on the Quality and Safety team.
  • Finished his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018 while simultaneously earning a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, performing original clinical research on mechanical ventilation and adult respiratory distress syndrome.

 Community Involvement

  • Leadership in the local hospitals and advocacy around COVID-19 preparedness and response.
  • Proud parent and supporter of Barrow Elementary school in Athens, Georgia.
  • Mentored and served as a shadowing opportunity for UGA students interested in pursing careers in medicine.

Congratulations Dr. McKown! 

40 Under 40 celebrates young alumni leading the pack in their industries and communities.

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