Dr. Ray joined the Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty in 2006. After undergraduate education at the College of Charleston, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He practiced retail pharmacy in Aiken, South Carolina and hospital pharmacy at the MUSC Children's Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina before returning to medical school. He graduated from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Ray is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program where he was Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Ray is the Residency Program Director for the department. His interests include maternal mortality, global women's health initiatives, and workforce solutions for women's health.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Workforce Solutions for Women's Health
Global Women's Health
Women's Health Advocacy
Women's Health Initiatives
2017 Best Doctors: Augusta Magazine
2017 Best Doctors, Inc.
2015 Best Doctors: Augusta Magazine
2015 Best Doctors, Inc.
MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education
2015 MCG Academic Affairs, Faculty Development
"Caught in the Act of Great Teaching" Award
2015 MCG Academic and Faculty Affairs, Faculty Development
APGO Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
2014 Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate 2009
Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners: Medicine and Surgery, Georgia 2004
Medical University of South Carolina: M.D., Medicine 2002
Medical University of South Carolina: B.S., Pharmacy 1997
South Carolina Department of LLR: Registered Pharmacist 1997
Media Appearances (3)
Maternal mortality high in Georgia, across the country
News Channel 6 online
Augusta University Medical Center's OB and Gynecology Specialist, Dr. Chadburn Ray, says he's seen an increase in the past decade in women dying while pregnant or within a year after giving birth. "The most dangerous time in the pregnancy is in the hours and day immediately after the delivery," he said. "There are three problems. The patient, the provider, the system."
In much of rural Georgia, maternal healthcare is disappearing
Atlanta Magazine online
Money is a big issue, says Dr. Chadburn Ray, associate professor of OB/GYN at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of Georgia medical school students graduating with more than $200,000 in debt increased from just three percent to 30 percent. Meanwhile, the average starting salary for primary care (including OB/GYN) in 2012 was just over $168,000, compared to $231,000 for all other specialties. “When you’ve got a massive loan burden and you know you can make significantly more money in a different specialty, or even a subspecialty like reproductive endocrinology, it makes general OB/GYN a tough sell,” he says.
New program aims to prepare more doctors for baby deliveries
Athens Banner-Herald online
The Georgia Center for Obstetrics Re-entry Program allows someone who has been out of practice to work under an experienced OB/GYN to relearn some skills. It also enables them to get a program tailored to what they need to return to the practice, including supervised clinical experiences or even simulations. “This is not a program about retraining,” Ray said. “This is a program about refreshing, being able to knock the rust off of the processes with which you take care of patients and deliver babies.”