Local physician George Pettit, MD, was recently honored for his commitment to higher education and work with medical students. The Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) System and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) have selected Dr. Pettit as a member of the college’s Master Faculty.
Dr. Pettit received this honor based on his exceptional teaching of the clinical and academic programs that comprise OU-COM. He joins an elite group of 89 other clinical faculty members who have been named as part of the Master Faculty.
Dr. Pettit was nominated for the award by Terry Johnson, DO, assistant dean for CORE and OU-COM. During a formal presentation, he was awarded with a Master Faculty pin and plaque for his important role in preparing OU-COM students, interns and residents to be caring, compassionate and competent physicians.
A native of Portsmouth, Dr. Pettit received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1969. He completed his internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Madigan Army Medical Center, where he received the award for top OB/GYN resident.
Dr. Pettit was Chief of OB/GYN Service at the Army Medical Hospital, US Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. until 1977. He then became part of the medical staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center, where he has practiced for the past 30 years. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Portsmouth Health Department, Medical Director of the Shawnee State University Health Clinic, as well as on various committees throughout the community.