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    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Medical College of Georgia

College Overview

The impact of the state of Georgia’s only public medical school spans from its founding nearly 200 years ago, in 1828, as one of the nation’s first medical schools to its current role optimizing health and health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery and service.

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation’s largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG’s expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia’s and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

College Administration

Dean: David Hess, MD
Augusta-Main Campus
Executive Vice Dean: Vaughn McCall, MD
Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs: Michael Brands, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Evaluation, Accreditation and CQI: Andria Thomas, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and DIO: Natasha Savage, MD
Associate Dean for Curriculum: Renee Page, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty and Continuous Professional Development: Ralph Gillies, PhD
Associate Dean for Admissions: Kelli Braun, MD
Associate Dean of Learner Affairs: Nancy Havas, MD
Associate Dean for Learner Well-Being: Kimberly Loomer, EdD
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning: Matthew Lyon, MD
Associate Dean for Regional Campuses: Kathryn Martin, PhD
First Year Class Associate Dean: Christopher Watson, MD
Second Year Class Associate Dean: Greer Falls, MD
Third Year Class Associate Dean: Eric Lewkowiez, MD
Assistant Dean for Career Advising, Fourth Year Class Dean: Jennifer Tucker, MD
Assistant Dean for Academic Advising: LaShon Sturgis, MD, PhD
AU/UGA Medical Partnership-Athens
Campus Dean: Shelley Nuss, MD
Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education: W. Scott Richardson, MD
Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum: Andy Morris, PhD
Campus Associate Dean for Integration & Academic Enhancement: Leslie Petch-Lee, PhD
 Interim Campus Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion: Robert McClowry, MD
Campus Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development: Gerald Crites, MD
Campus Associate Dean for Research: Jonathan Murrow, MD
Campus Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum: Robert Satonik, MD
Campus Basic Sciences Chair: Matthew Boegehold, PhD
Northwest Campus- Rome
Campus Assistant Dean: Dixon Freeman, MD
Southwest Campus- Albany
Campus Associate Dean: Doug Patten, MD
Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum Director: Koosh Desai, MD
Southeast Campus – Brunswick/Savannah
Campus Associate Dean: T. Wayne Rentz Jr., MD
Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum: Elizabeth Gray, MD
Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum Director: Scott Bohlke, MD


Doctor of Medicine