Ruth Cline, MD, FACOG
Dr. Ruth Cline is a third generation Georgia Tech graduate who completed her residency at Emory University, and then found herself living in Athens. She joined Athens ObGyn as the first female obstetrician and gynecologist as well as the first female OB/GYN and surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital. At St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Cline was part of the board level discussions about the incorporation of medical students and residents in the community during the early planning phases. Now, she finds it hard to imagine our hospitals without the bustling activity of these students and residents.
Dr. Cline has completed 25 years of working as a community OB/GYN at Athens ObGyn and now serves as the senior partner. Dr. Cline feels honored to be part of Athens and a member of the medical community during these past 25 years of progress. She continues to promote medical education as she works with our students as a preceptor as well as participating in the clinical orientation.
Brian P. Maloney, MD, FACS
The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Brian Maloney graduated from a six year combined B.S./M.D. program at Northeast Ohio Medical University before completing his Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at the Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He then went on to successfully complete his Facial Plastic Fellowship in Birmingham, Alabama. During his 28 year career as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he has always been involved in physician education at various levels, and since 2015 with the Medical Partnership. He loves being a physician and is committed to sharing his enthusiasm with our students.
Dr. Maloney created a wound closure session which is a highlight during the 3rd year orientation. Dr. Maloney applies the anatomy and physiology that the students have learned during their first two years with practical clinical applications. He offers a two week Facial Plastic Elective for those who want to learn more about the field. Students rave about his genuine compassion and great relationships he has with his patients. He is a great teacher who genuinely loves to help the medical students. We are proud to call him one of our own.