Dr. McMahan to speak at Huntington University

Dr. Deborah McMahanHUNTINGTON, Ind. Dr. Deborah McMahan, health commissioner of Allen County, will speak about her career at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall at Huntington University. The seminar is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and is free and open to the public.

After graduating from Purdue University, McMahan received her M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine as well as a research fellowship with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. Prior to beginning her appointment as health commissioner in 2000, she served with the Roudebush V.A. Medical Center in Indianapolis and as an internist with the Medical Group of Fort Wayne.

As health commissioner and a state-licensed physician, McMahan is charged with promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing injury and disease for the 350,000 residents of Allen County.