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The largest department in the Medical College of Georgia, the Department of Medicine is comprised of 10 divisions, includes more than 100 full-time faculty, in excess of 400 part-time faculty, over 60 internal medicine residents, more than 50 subspecialty and research fellows, and numerous postdoctoral fellows. 

Our faculty provide outstanding primary through quaternary care in general internal medicine and nine subspecialties, including cardiology, hospital medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary, and rheumatology.  An overriding goal of the department is to provide the highest quality health care and the foundation for lifelong learning and success for trainees and students.  We strive to continue to improve educational methods.  Our senior educators are nationally recognized.  The training programs are innovative and provide a broad range of opportunities and experiences that can be customized to meet the needs of the individual trainees.

The department is also home to a translational research program that provides opportunities for career development through biomedical research with scientists across the university and resources to initiate collaborative projects. There also are community outreach opportunities for faculty and trainees through participation in local clinical practices and organizations within the region and beyond, and many faculty hold leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels.

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Sydenstricker's blood transfustion research a centry ago led to modern methods of tissue banking


 chevron-circle-right icon Dr. Brian Annex selected as the new Chair of Medicine.


chevron-circle-right icon Dr. David Walsh selected as the new chief of Hospital Medicine.


chevron-circle-right icon Welcome to our new faculty (Cardiology): Dr. Joe Calkins, Dr. Prakash Harikrishnan &  Dr. Daniel Sohinki.


Dr. Germame Ajebo

Hospital Medicine: Dr. Joshua Elder, Dr. Chris Ellington, Dr. Titilayo Oluwabusi, Dr. Lane Perry, Dr. Yao Kang, Dr. George Downey & Dr. Cassandre Perard 

Internal Medicine: Dr. Justin Ertle 

Nephrology: Dr. Sandeep Padala Pulmonary: Dr. Parth Jamindar Rheumatology: Dr. Sandeepkumar Gupta & Dr. Omar Tolaymat 

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Magnetic stimulation may help common problem of fecal incontinence

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App, AI work together to provide rapid at-home assessment of coronavirus risk

A coronavirus app coupled with machine intelligence will soon enable an individual to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and where they’ve been in about a minute, and direct those deemed at risk to the nearest definitive testing facility, investigators say.

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Heart procedure helps tennis player beat the odds

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Connecting dots between higher blood pressure early in life and dementia

Whether elevated blood pressure early in life translates to increased risk of dementia is a question scientists are working to answer.