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Phoebe Physicians Governing Board

As a true not-for-profit health system, Phoebe is operated by a volunteer board drawn from the community it serves. They serve without pay, volunteering time and expertise. They set policy, create goals, evaluate management’s performance, and ensure Phoebe operates in the best interest of the community. Below you can learn more about our volunteer governing board members for Phoebe Physicians.

 

Richard Bowe, MD | Chairman

Richard Bowe, MD is an anesthesiologist.

He earned is medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He competed his anesthesia residency and an internal medicine internship from Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.


Lamar "Chip" Moree, MD | Vice Chairman

Lamar “Chip” Moree, Jr. MD, has provided anesthesia and pain management in the Albany community since 1981.

Dr. Moree received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia. His medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Moree is dedicated to assisting his patients effectively manage their experience of pain.


Brian Church

Brian Church, is chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for Phoebe Putney Health System.

He joined Phoebe in 2014 after 12 years at a large not-for-profit healthcare system in southwest Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Mark Cohen, MD

Mark Cohen, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and the co-Medical Director of Heart & Vascular Services.

He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He completed his cardiology fellowship at University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama.


William "Bill" Fricks, MD

William "Bill" Fricks, MD, is the program director for the Phoebe Family Medicine Residency Program.

He received his undergrad degree from the College of William and Mary in 1993 and went on to pursue his master's degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996 and his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2000.


Derek Heard, MD

Derek Heard, MD, has been a part the medical community in this area for more than 16 years.

He currently is a primary care physician and the Phoebe Physicians Medical Director of Primary Care. He served as the Chairman of the Southwest Georgia Diabetes Coalition and was named the 2017 Phoebe Physician of the Year.


Chirag Jani, MD

Chirag Jani, MD is a Geriatrician, Hematologist and Oncologist at Phoebe Cancer Center.

His leadership roles have included: Chairman of Cancer Committee, Multidisciplinary Breast and Tumor Board, Chair of Quality Committee, Principal Investigator Pharmaceutical and Federally Funded Oncology Studies, and Chairman of Department of Medicine. He is currently Medical Director of Oncology and Hematology, co-director of Willson Hospice House and Associate Professor at Augusta University. He and his wife, Ami, have two sons, Yash and Preet.


Suresh Lakhanpal, MD

Suresh Lakhanpal, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of Phoebe Physicians Group.

He is a neuroradiologist who has been in practice since the mid 1990s. He holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Duke University and a medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine and neuroradiology training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia.


Dan Martin, MD

Dan Martin, MD, has received national recognition for quality performance and was named to Georgia Trend’s 2021 Top Doctors.

A member of Phoebe Vascular Surgery, he has served as medical director of vascular services at Phoebe since 2009. Board certified in vascular surgery, he received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Martin brought a new level of care to patients in South Georgia, including a minimally-invasive approach to correct abdominal aortic aneurysms.


Sanjay Munireddy, MD

Sanjay Munireddy, MD, is the Medical Director of Surgical Oncology at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

He has a high level of expertise in surgical oncology including breast conserving surgery and laparoscopic/robotic surgical technique. He earned his medical degree from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in India and completed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He also completed an internship at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and is fellowship trained from Roger Williams Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine.


Jack Owens, MD

Jack Owens, MD, is the Medical Director of Neonatology at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

He is dedicated and committed to ensuring our tiniest patients receive the highest quality of care. Before joining Phoebe, Dr. Owens served as a medical director and neonatologist in Mississippi. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine, completed a pediatric residency and a neonatal-perinatal fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and earned a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the University of Alabama.


Jay Sharpe

Jay Sharpe, is vice president of public relations for U-Save-It Pharmacy.

He is a graduate of Valdosta State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Flint Community Bank board and a deacon at Gillionville Baptist Church. He and his wife, Heather, have three children, Landon, Owen and Harrison.


Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner joined the Phoebe family in March, 2019.

He previously served as CEO of four Tenet hospitals in Detroit, MI. He began his career in healthcare administration as Director of Physician Network & Development for a hospital in East St. Louis, IL in 1992. Scott and his wife, Tracy have two daughters. Scott is a member of the Phoebe Health System, Phoebe Hospital, Phoebe Sumter, Phoebe Worth, Phoebe Health Ventures and Phoebe Physicians Boards.