The Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees has presented the 2020 Alumnus of the Year Award to Dr. Justin Chamberlain.
Chamberlain has been a general surgeon for ProMedica Monroe General Surgery since 2018.
He earned his associate degree in nursing from MCCC in 2004 and served as a registered nurse in the University of Michigan Hospital’s critical care medicine unit from 2004-2008.
“After earning a two-year, occupational degree at MCCC and going on to immediately serve in a high-demand field as a nurse, he did not stop there. He transferred to a prestigious university to earn a bachelor’s degree and then a medical degree. After finishing his residency, he ultimately decided to return to Monroe to serve his community as a surgeon. “Our students can look to alumni like Dr. Chamberlain and envision all the great things they can accomplish by starting out at MCCC.
“He relates easily with staff, probably because he was a staff member, working as a nurse for several years. He understands and appreciates all the hard work that happens after a physician writes an order. He has quickly made a positive impact on this hospital, and we no doubt anticipate an even bigger impact from him in the future.