Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Christopher Baer Ellington was appointed Associate Program Director of the Augusta University Internal Medicine Residency in 2019. He is an Academic Hospitalist in the Division of Hospitalist Medicine and enjoys the opportunity to teach medicine residents and trainees from a variety of disciplines. Currently, he chairs the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) for the residency program and is a liaison for simulation education serving as Assistant Director for UME-GME Simulation Integration for the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Ellington is a graduate of Emory University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Biology and his Master of Science in Public Health in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he stayed to complete his internal medicine residency. He was named Chief Medical Resident and joined the department faculty in 2018.
Clinically, he is focused on providing compassionate care in a higher acuity, academic setting that can be found with hospitalist medicine. His research interests include quality improvement and healthcare delivery within an institution and to the community at large.
He is also a Georgia native and has called Augusta home since 2011, where he and his wife raise their children and two dogs.