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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.

Education & Training

Learn more about our Education Programs.

Patient Care

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Learn more about our research.

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Department of Medicine

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Office Building






Welcome to our new faculty:

chevron-circle-right icon Hospital Medicine: Krisztina Nadasy, MD (10/1/20), Patricia Morissette, MD, Derek Baker, MD and Adonis Imam, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Nephrology: Ravi Mallavarapu, MD 

chevron-circle-right icon Infectious Disease: Sarah Tran, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Endocrinology: Ghada Elshimy, MD and Sara Healy, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Pulmonary: Rabih Bechara, MD, FCCP and William Healy, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Hem/Onc: Girindra Raval, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Rheumatology: Hong Shi, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General Internal Medicine

Georgia Prevention Institute

Hematology / Oncology

Hospital Medicine

Infectious Diseases


Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Clerkship, Residency, Fellowship


Virtual MEDIcine Grand Rounds - 5/11/2021



Medicine News

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele, in a white lab coat, leans next to a counter in his lab

Obesity, high-salt diet pose different cardiovascular risks in females, males

Younger and younger women are getting cardiovascular disease. Why? Their salt sensitivity and obesity have caused them to lose the natural protection youth and estrogen provide, MCG scientists say.

Three doctors walking

Study aims to improve health of patients with CF across their increasing lifespan

MCG investigators are eyeing the non-pulmonary effects of cystic fibrosis, like barriers to nutrition and exercise, to help improve and increase the lifespan of people with the disease.

Dr. James R. Gossage

MCG researcher to lead nationwide study on new treatment for rare vascular disorder

MCG researcher to lead a study in learning how cancer treatment might improve the quality of life of those living with HHT.

Dr. Gaston Kapuku, in white lab coat, stands in front of lab equipment

Rapid decreases in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood may indicate heart trouble ahead

Medical College of Georgia investigators report a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, an indicator that cardiovascular disease may be on the horizon.