Health: Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Harbin Clinic’s Dr. John Cowan president of the Board of Directors. Redmond Urgent Care shifts drive-through COVID tests to Shorter Avenue.

Health: Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Harbin Clinic’s Dr. John Cowan president of the Board of Directors. Redmond Urgent Care shifts drive-through COVID tests to Shorter Avenue.

Dr. John Cowan

The Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Dr. John Cowan, a neurosurgeon for Harbin Clinic, its next Board of Directors president. The purpose and mission of the
Georgia Neurosurgical Society is to support patients and members in advancing patient care through the encouragement of education and research.

“Dr. Cowan has been a strong member of our board for quite some time,” said GNS Executive Director Tara Morrison. “He has shown exceptional dedication to the mission of GNS and we are eager to have him lead our initiatives, particularly membership and the medical educational conferences.”

Cowan was elected to the organization’s leadership position at the September board meeting. Key areas of focus will be ensuring access to neurological care and adequate trauma
coverage throughout the state of Georgia.

“I look forward to representing at the state and national level,” said Cowan. “Neurosurgeons provide vital services for traumatic and degenerative diseases. It is my hope that GNS is able to effectively educate the public on the role of neurosurgeons, work with hospital systems across the state to improve neurosurgical care, and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.”

Cowan received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College in North Carolina and attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He graduated
medical school in 2001 and furthered his education at the University of Michigan Hospital with an internship in General Surgery and completed his residency in Neurosurgery. Cowan has practiced at Harbin Clinic since 2008.


Redmond Urgent Care’s drive-through COVID-19 test site has now moved to the Shorter Avenue location at Division Street. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday with no appointment needed. The East Rome location on Turner McCall now offers in-clinic testing, including rapid testing within 15 minutes. For more.

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