Joseph Hobbs

Department Chair

Joseph Hobbs

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine

Other Duties

GAFP Tollison Distinguished University Chair, Family Medicine

Senior Associate Dean, MCG Academic Affairs, Clinical Programs

Senior Associate Dean

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  • (706) 721-7518
  • HB 4012


  • MD, Medicine. Medical College of Georgia, 1974

  • BS, Bio, General Mercer University, 1970


  • ABFM American Board Fam Med, 1977

  • PHY State Bd. of Medical Examiners, 1975

Awards & Honors

  • Professionalism Award Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, 2017

  • Augusta University Diversity and Inclusion Award Augusta University, 2015

  • Redesignated, GAFP Joseph W. Tollison, MD, Distinguished University Chair Department of Family Medicine, 2014

  • Induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as MCG Alumnus Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, 2013

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Service Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • FMPC 5000

    Basic Clkshp Family Med
  • FMPC 5003

    Family Medicine Sub-I


Selected Recent Publications

  • Implications of Students’ Gender and Ethnicity on Patient Encounters in a Distributed Family Medicine Clerkship, 2014
  • Clinical Resources to Teach Components of a New Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum, 2011
  • Advancing Primary Care, 2010
  • Community Faculty: Caught Between the Dean’s Office, Academic Health Centers, Departments and the Fiscal Realities of Primary Care, 2008
  • Increasing recruitment contacts between generalist residents at the Medical College of Georgia and rural and underserved communities, 1999
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional Service

  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Educational Foundation 2014 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • Exchange of Patient Care Summaries, GHIE Workgroup 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • The Foundation of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians 2008 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2007 - Present

    Role: Other