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APRIL 10, 2023

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Ruby Graves Cheves attended Northeast Louisiana University and matriculated to medical school at the Louisiana State University Medical Center.  After choosing Obstetrics and Gynecology, she trained at the Greenville Hospital Systems in South Carolina.  Married to Georgia native Dr. Harry Cheves, they moved to Georgia to practice and raise their two children, Alex and Rebecca.  The family later moved to Zambia, Africa to serve as medical missionaries.  Together, they founded the Global Samaritans Children’s Home. Today, Dr. Cheves practices in Athens, Georgia, where she serves as medical director for a busy midwifery practice.  She is the assistant clerkship director for OB/GYN at the University of Georgia Medical School.


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