Dr. George Pettit named professor at Ohio State

Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Dr. George Pettit has been made a professor at Ohio State University, after serving for 30 years as an OSU Faculty Member.

“I went to Ohio State, so it’s a special thing for me to become a professor at my alma mater,” Dr. Pettit said.

Becoming a full professor at Ohio State is not something that can be easily accomplished, Dr. Pettit said, but his case was helped by his extensive overseas experiences.

He has performed medical missions in countries such as the Philippines and Rwanda, once removing a 33-pound tumor.

Additionally, Dr. Pettit had to have letters of support from other academic institutions in which he holds academic appointments.  He is a full professor at Marshall, Ohio University, and Pikeville.

He also had the advantage of having an established relationship with Ohio State. Dr. Pettit has taught OSU students for 30 years beginning as an instructor and advancing through the ranks as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor prior to earning the title of Professor. He mentored students and resident physicians in obstetrics and gynecology, and even allowed them to assist him in delivering children. In addition to helping train medical students at OSU, he also provides a scholarship for those who hope to become health care professionals in the future.

“I sponsor a scholarship for students from Pike and Scioto County called the George P. Pettit MD Scholarship,” Dr. Pettit said. “It’s for students from Pike or Scioto County that are studying a health related field, such as nursing or medicine.”

He also has a son, David, who currently attends Ohio State and is the assistant drum major for the band.

Dr. George Pettit specializes and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pettit, call 740-354-1434.

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