Every month, Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare features one of our team members on our blog. Meet Laura Marion, MD!
Dr. Laura Marion joined Southern Crescent Women’s Healthcare in July 2016. She is originally from Mississippi. Dr. Marion received her MD from the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi and completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
During residency, she received multiple honors including the 2016 Most Outstanding Resident in Obstetrics in Gynecology.
While a resident, Dr. Marion was actively involved with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and served as Georgia’s Junior Fellow Chair and Vice Chair, attending annual district meetings, clinical scientific meetings, and coordinating the Georgia section of District IV’s service project of unused OR supplies for medical missions.
Her grandmother was a nurse, and someone who inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. Her youth volunteer work for a Health Cluster program was also a pivotal experience that directed her towards healthcare. She loves working in obstetrics and gynecology because there is so much variety. Dr. Marion loves the continuity of care as well, especially the lifelong bond she can build with patients.
Dr. Marion is an avid runner and has completed four half marathons. She loves spending time with her family, especially her two nieces and two nephews. In 2016, she traveled across the United States via train. She is also a fan of the Beach Boys!
She is also very passionate about her volunteer work and is continually inspired by this advice from John Ortberg (evangelical Christian author, speaker, and senior pastor) who says:
“If you can’t do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway. Love grows when people serve.”
Dr. Marion’s favorite volunteer event is Joy Prom–a full-scale formal prom for special needs individuals in communities across the country. Guests arrive on a red carpet and are escorted by volunteers (like Dr. Marion pictured here with her date) providing a memorable evening for guests, letting them know they are loved by Jesus and precious to Him. This evening is provided at no cost.
One of her most memorable experiences as a doctor was being there for her nephew’s delivery last year.
Dr. Marion is looking forward to her future in the practice and in the Southern Crescent community.