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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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  • Gastroenterology featured in the local news!

    Read article here

  • Dr . Vishal Arora was one of the two faculty members named inaugural provost fellows!

    Read article here

  • Welcome to 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 Endocrinology: 

chevron-circle-right icon Pulmonary: 

chevron-circle-right icon Hem/Onc:

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

chevron-circle-right icon Cardiology: 

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 Grand Rounds - Returning September 2022




Medicine News

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Connections between peripheral artery disease, negative social determinants of health like poverty may lead to earlier diagnosis, intervention in at-risk Blacks

Physicians want to further explore the relationship between the two conditions to identify social determinants of health that may be a factor in nearly doubling the rates of PAD in Blacks.

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Spearman-McCarthy honored by professional associations

The internist/psychiatrist and associate dean for learner diversity, equity and inclusion at the Medical College of Georgia has been honored by three separate professional associations for her contributions to medicine.

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$11 million grant enables scientists to keep the conversations between bone and muscle strong as we age

The bone and muscle that keep us upright are in constant communication and their wellbeing tends to go hand in hand.