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Remembering AFG Advisory Board member Hugh J. Robertson, M.D.


A photo of Hugh Robertson

Long time Advisory Board Member Dr. Hugh Robertson died on June 1, 2021. His dedication to our mission at American Friends of Georgia will be sincerely missed. He wrote to us in the fall of 2020: “I want to support the charitable works of American Friends of Georgia whose totally dedicated staff selects projects in great need and which in time have had consistently good, and often remarkable, outcomes.”

Hugh lived in New Orleans but grew up in Canada. His father was a doctor in the northern town of Cochrane, Ontario, when it became the site of Canada’s first and largest typhoid fever epidemic. Inspired by his father’s stories, Dr. Robertson became a doctor specializing in radiology and built a significant reputation in diagnostic radiology, teaching around the world and participating in studies conducted by the FDA. He was emeritus professor of radiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and was a clinical professor of radiology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.

Hugh was a wonderful support to AFG for many years, always saying that AFG is “a real charity”. In order to see his gift at work while he was still alive, Hugh chose to donate his legacy gift of $100,000 in November of 2020, 7 months before he died. We will be forever grateful for his generosity and faith in our mission.

If you would like to consider joining the AFG Legacy Society, please reach out to our Executive Director, Marusya Chavchavadze at or +1-508-349-2180

American Friends of Georgia would be honored to be included in the making of your legacy


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