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Brian Annex

Brian H. Annex, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Department Chair, Medicine

Welcome to the Medical College of Georgia, Department of Medicine (DOM), located in Augusta, Georgia. 

Please explore this site to look at the activities across our missions to: provide the very best and safest patient care, educate the next generation of health care professionals, and advance knowledge in medicine through basic, clinical, and translational research.  In a year like no other, the DOM continued to add to its rich history of excellence in education of students, residents, and general and subspecialty fellows. 

The Medical College of Georgia is the 13th oldest medical school in the US and the DOM even when facing the changes of this last has its eyes focused firmly on the future.  See the activity within the 11 major divisions.  See the many new hires (myself included having been here for just over one year) and programs.  Contact us directly.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Welcome our new faculty:

chevron-circle-right icon Hospital Medicine:  Avery Calhoun, MD, Faten Raghavan, MD, Nafees Khan, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Gastroenterology: Ahmad Alkaddour, MD, Evangelos Tsipotis, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Infectious Disease: Gina Askar, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Rheumatology: Noelle Rolle, MBBS, Elena Schiopu, MD, Umair Javaid, MD

chevron-circle-right icon General Internal Medicine: Nichole Holweg, DO, Christopher Walker, DO, Maria Ortiz-Kaemena, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Nephrology: Talal Nakkar, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General Internal Medicine

Hematology / Oncology

Hospital Medicine

Infectious Diseases


Palliative Care

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Clerkship, Residency, Fellowship


Medicine News

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Augusta University researcher uses $2M NIH grant to explore cancer suppressor found in high-fiber diets

Muthusamy Thangaraju, PhD, an associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center, was recently awarded over $2.2 million in research grants.

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Magnetic stimulation may improve the pain, nausea of diabetic gastroparesis

Patients come to Amol Sharma, MD, because their stomachs constantly hurt, they are always nauseous and they can’t or won’t eat or drink

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Investigators take first look at a second drug to combat sickle cell disease by turning up fetal hemoglobin

The drugs are called HDAC inhibitors, and the investigators have early evidence one can reactivate after birth the gene that produces fetal hemoglobin, which cannot sickle.

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Blocking a tiny RNA may forestall age-related bone and muscle loss, inflammation

MicroRNAs help regulate gene expression and consequently the function of our cells, and several, including one called microRNA-141-3p, have been implicated in the ills of aging.