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Dr. Juan Ayerdi
Dr. Juan Ayerdi board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General and Vascular Surgery. He joined Macon CardioVascular Institute in April of 2006. He comes to Macon from Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Mercer University. Dr. Ayerdi began his surgery training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and then completed his residency at Guthrie Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He then did a Vascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. He also completed an Endovascular Fellowship at the Southern Illinois Program. He is a member of Several Medical Associates and author/co-author of multiple peer review publications and book chapters on endovascular and open Vascular Surgery.

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Dr. Randall B. Brown
Dr. Randall B. Brown is a specialist in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery. He and his colleagues at Macon CardioVascular Institute currently have the largest experience in performing endovascular procedures. Dr. Brown received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed his general surgery training at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in 1992. He then completed training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the Carolina Heart Institute at Charlotte Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Brown has received additional training in advanced cardiac and advanced trauma life support, pediatric surgery, oncologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, pacemaker implantation, thoracic surgery, endovascular surgery, and endograft procedures. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the Medical Association of Georgia, and the Bibb County Medical Society. He is a Diplomate of the National Board and the American Board of Surgery and is a Candidate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor to the Surgery Department of Mercer University School of Medicine.

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Dr. James L. Foster
Dr. James L. Foster is a specialist in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. He joined Macon CardioVascular Institute in July of 2005. He is a native of Lavonia, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. He then earned a degree in medicine from the Medial College of Georgia. He completed a general surgery residency at Mercer University/Medical Center of Central Georgia followed by a cardiothoracic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is the recipient of numerous awards including intern of the year, resident of the year, and resident teacher of the year. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His presentations at professional meetings have included topics on current surgical management of blunt thoracic aortic injuries, cardiac injuries in association with sternal fractures, and pulmonary artery aneurysmal disease. Dr. Foster is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

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Dr. Joe H. Johnson
Dr. Joe H. Johnson is a specialist in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery. He and his colleagues at Macon CardioVascular Institute are the largest group of surgeons in Middle Georgia who currently perform endograft procedures. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Johnson completed his general surgery training at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in 1987. He additionally completed training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Charlotte Memorial Medical Center in 1989. Dr. Johnson has also received training in vascular ultrasound, minimally invasive endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting, endovascular surgery, and endograft procedures. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Southern Medical Association, the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, the Medical Association of Georgia, and the Bibb County Medical Society. Dr. Johnson holds an academic position as Assistant Professor to the Surgery Department of Mercer University School of Medicine.

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Dr. John William Mix
Dr. John William Mix is a specialist in peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery and in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Mix joined Macon Cardiovascular Institute in 2009 and is an integral part of our practice. His devotion to diagnosis and treatment of patients with circulatory disorders has allowed for growth within Macon Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Mix graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He completed his post-graduate education at Mercer University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2009. Dr. Mix has special interests in the surgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid artery occlusive disease, peripheral artery disease, venous disorders, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, and thoracic outlet syndrome. He has published papers on peripheral vascular interventions, venous interventions, and aortic endografts.

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Dr. Maurice M. Solis
Dr. Maurice M. Solis is a specialist in peripheral vascular and endovascular surgery. He is board certified in peripheral vascular surgery and his practice is devoted exclusively to diagnosis and treatment of patients with circulatory disorders. Dr. Solis graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He completed his post-graduate education at Mercer University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then completed a fellowship in endovascular surgery at Southern Illinois University. He received the 1990-91 American Venous Forum Research Award. Dr. Solis holds the position of Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine, and is the medical director of Peripheral Vascular Services for the Georgia Heart Center at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Dr. Solis has been instrumental in bringing new vascular technologies to the middle Georgia area. He performed the first aortic endograft and the first carotid artery stent in the Macon area.

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Dr. J. Allen Stevick
Dr. J. Allen Stevick is a general surgeon. After graduating from Mercer University with degrees in chemistry and mathematics, he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Mercer University and Medical Center of Central Georgia, where he served as administrative chief resident and was twice named resident of the year. During medical school, he served with the 382nd Field Hospital, United States Army Reserve. Following his residency, he was chief of the General Surgery Service and Officer in Charge of the Gynecology and General Surgery Clinic of Lyster Community Army Hospital in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He then spent five years in private practice in Forsyth, Georgia before joining Macon CardioVascular Institute in 2002. Dr. Stevick currently serves as clinical assistant professor of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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