The Bibb County Medical Society has named the recipients of its 2015 awards.
The Physician of the Year Award was presented to William F. Bina III, M.D., MPH. Dr. Bina earned his medical degree at the University of Nebraska and his Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University. He has served as the Dean of the Mercer University School of Medicine since 2009. A Family Physician who is board certified in Family Medicine and in Preventive Medicine, Dr. Bina has been an advocate for medical care in rural areas of the state as well as a leader of medical mission trips to countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. For his dedication to educating students as well as to providing care around the world, Dr. Bina was named 2015 Physician of the Year.
The Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Mrs. Gayle Bina, M.S. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Health and Physician Education at the University of Hawaii and her Master’s degree in Community Health Education from Towson State University, Towson, Maryland. Mrs. Bina is the Assistant Director for Mercer University’s International Medical Programs. She enthusiastically volunteers in many community activities, such as Rooms from the Heart. Additionally she has coordinated and participated in medical mission trips to China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. For her wide-ranging volunteer and professional activities, Mrs. Bina was named the 2015 Citizen of the Year.