First Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz wanted to change the Medical College of Georgia from an institution whose mission was to train doctors for Georgia into a big research factory.
Then he wanted to change the patients that it cared for from the sick in Augusta to "medical tourists" from places such as California.
Now he wants all of Augusta to become "cool" so that he can recruit some cool researchers ("Augusta lacks 'cool' factor for recruits," June 7).
The mandate of leadership is to transform an institution, not trash its community. It is time for Ricardo to move to someplace cool.
Paul Fischer, M.D.