T. Wayne Bloodworth, MD, MBA
Our Chairman and founder, T. Wayne Bloodworth, MD, MBA obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and completed his surgical training at Tulane University in New Orleans. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Mercer University. He was an assistant professor of gynecologic surgery at the University of Nevada and a clinical instructor at Tulane University Department of Ob-Gyn. For several years Dr. Bloodworth maintained a practice of gynecologic surgery and, later, cosmetic surgery.
He recognized the need for a non-profit surgery center strictly limited to FGM patients and, with the help of those in the immigrant community and other non-profit organizations, founded The Surgery Center for FGM.
Dr. Bloodworth has more than thirty-five years of surgical experience, including training under Dr. Pierre Foldès of Paris who pioneered the reconstruction technique for FGM patients and is performed by a very limited number of surgeons worldwide.
Dr. Bloodworth is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Bloodworth was recently quoted in Time magazine on surgery for FGM.
TIME Health: "Doctors Around the World Rally for New Surgery to Counter Female Genital Mutilation" »
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Steven L. Thore, MD, MBA
Dr. Thore attended the University of Oregon School of Medicine and completed his Ob-Gyn residency training at Tulane University / Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Subsequently, Dr. Thore completed a fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Oregon. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree at George Fox University in Oregon.
Dr. Thore served as chairman of several hospital departments throughout his career and is active in a multitude of community charities.
He is Board-Certified in both specialties and the combination of these two disciplines affords Dr. Thore a unique ability to evaluate FGM patients.
Zachary S. Rader
Cofounder and Director of Do Good Health, a non-profit initiative currently establishing a system of health clinics in Rwanda. Zach was a Foreign Medical Instructor in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He is a graduate of Georgia College and State University and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Council on Undergraduate Research.
Chineze Catherine Madulke
After graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka School of Pharmacy, Catherine returned to her home in London. She has a long history of charity work in the United Kingdom, where she utilized her knowledge of pharmaceuticals. She now continues her profession in Atlanta and is involved in community health initiatives.
Graduate of Georgia College and State University, where he did extensive research and authored several papers in exercise physiology. Jon is a Director and Cofounder the Do Good Health Initiative and has provided patient care in Central America and Africa. He served as a healthcare worker for the Rwandan National Cycling Team and is currently working with the Rwandan government to establish a system of rural health clinics as part of the Do Good Health Initiative.