Dr. Troy Kimsey was born and raised in Athens. He received his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the Medical College of Georgia where he also completed surgical training, followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Troy currently is Director of Surgical Oncology at Phoebe Cancer Center and as such he treats patients and also is instrumental in developing multidisciplinary cancer care teams. In addition, Troy is studying factors that influence cancer- related disparities and cancer rates and deaths in our region. A published author, he is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons (and serves as the Commission on Cancer Physician Liaison), American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Troy has been honored as a Georgia Cancer Coalition “Distinguished Cancer Clinician and Scientist” and he also co-chairs the Treatment Workgroup for Georgia’s State Cancer Plan. He considers his work a ministry to others and notes his priorities as his faith, his wife Bethany, and his six young children.