Thad Wilkins


Thad Wilkins


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine


Dr. Wilkins, a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Augusta University since 2011, is the Director of Academic Development and the Associate Chief Medical Officer responsible for utilization review, throughput, and the patient experience. He has more than 22 years of experience in health care practice and leadership. Dr. Wilkins serves on the board of directors of the Medical Association of Georgia. He is a values-driven executive & leader with extensive experience revolutionizing academic environments through educational leadership, administration, and strategic direction. Dr. Wilkins received his undergraduate training at Francis Marion University and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Eglin Air Force Base hospital. He completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MBA from Columbus University.

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  • BI 2063


  • MD, Medicine Medical University of South Ca, 1995

  • BS, Bio, General Francis Marion University, 1991


  • American Board of Family Medicine 2011

  • PHY GA Board of Medical Examiners, 2002

  • DEA Dept of Justice, 2014

  • DEAL Dept of Justice, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow American Academy of Family Practice 2012

  • Resident Exemplary Teacher Award 2009

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • FMPC 5000

    Basic Clkshp Family Med
  • RFAP 5000

    Family Practice

Teaching Interests

Dr. Wilkins teaching interests include competency-based procedural training.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism With a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chronic Liver Disease, 2015
  • Diagnosis and management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in children, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effectiveness of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Irritable Bowel Syndrome., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Colorectal cancer risk information presented by a nonphysician assistant does not increase screening rates, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Comprehensive family medicine including the care of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Dr. Wilkins research interests include colorectal cancer screening.

Professional Service

  • American Association of Primary Care Endoscopy 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • The Journal of American Board of Family Medicine 2005 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Annals of Family Medicine 2004 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Congress of Delegates 2012 - 2013

    Role: Other