Faculty of Medical Sciences

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The Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) in the College of Public Health supports physicians, public health professionals, and faculty interested in medical education, clinical research, and evidence-based practice. It will develop collaborative relationships between University of Georgia (UGA) faculty and members of the healthcare community to facilitate practice-based and hospital-based research, create opportunities for continuing professional education, and provide opportunities to enhance clinical teaching skills. 

Who is eligible?

Adjunct Physician Faculty Track

  • Licensed physicians associated with the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership who are interested in advancing their knowledge regarding medical education, clinical research, scholarship, and evidence-based practice are eligible to become members of the FMS. Information for AU/UGA Medical Partnership Volunteer Clinical Faculty can be found here.
  • Other licensed physicians who are willing to provide their services to advance the educational, research and/or service missions of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, or the UGA College of Public Health may have an Adjunct Physician Faculty appointment in the College of Public Health.

Clinical Faculty Track

Benefits of joining the FMS

All FMS appointees have the opportunity to participate in FMS seminars and meetings, and to receive continuing medical education credit for selected seminars and events.  They also have the opportunity to become involved in clinical research and scholarship based on their level of interest and expertise, ranging from participation in data collection to designing funded, collaborative, clinical research studies. 

All FMS faculty will receive a UGACard, which provides access to a variety of UGA resources and facilities.  In addition, Adjunct Physician Faculty in the FMS will receive a certificate of appointment that will be updated annually as long as they continue to participate in the Faculty and its mission. The objectives of the FMS are likely to evolve over time.  Current plans include an annual colloquium in Athens focused on medical education, monthly continuing health professions education seminars, and the opportunity to participate in a UGA practice based research network (PBRN).

To apply, please contact Suzanne Hall at fms@uga.edu

FMS Faculty Directory

Name Title Specialty  
Dr. Catherine Apaloo Appiah-Pippim Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Erick Avelar Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Cardiology  
Dr. Joseph Bona Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Psychiatry  
Dr. William K. Bostock Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Family Medicine  
Dr. Harlan Bruner Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Neurological Surgery  
Dr. Judith Ann Cohen Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Radiology  
Dr.  Brent Crymes Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Anthony DeMarco Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Carolann Eisenhart Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine  
Dr. Bhavesh Gajjar Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Sujata Gill Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor General Surgery  
Dr. Robert Hancock Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Brandon Harden Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatric Cardiology  
Dr. Christina Hendry Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Lonnie Herzog Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Jian Hu Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  
Dr. Tzu-chuan Jane Huang Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. Mohan Iyer Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Seth Jelinek Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Joseph Johnson Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Kevin E. Johnson Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Family Medicine  
Dr. Stephen Johnson Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Alexander Keller Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Carrie Kelly Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor General Pediatrics  
Dr. Atul Khurana Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Neonatology  
Dr. Rene Mackay Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Nephrology  
Dr. Briand Maloney Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Plastic Surgery  
Dr. Neal Marrano Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. Aimee Martin Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine  
Dr. Achilia Morrow Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Petros Nikolinakos Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. John Norris Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatrics  
Dr. Charles Ogburn Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Kofi Osei Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Louis Pack Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Podiatric Surgery  
Dr. Emory Patterson Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Everett Leland Perry Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Anesthesiology  
Dr. Julian Price Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Neal Priest Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine  
Dr. Fareha Rahim Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Internal Medicine  
Dr. Lee Rawlings Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Anesthesiology  
Dr. Bradley Register Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. Walter Sams Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Ophthalmology  
Dr. Michael C. Scott Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology  
Dr. Cynthia Shepherd Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. Michael Shuler Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery  
Dr. James Splichal Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. David Sprayberry Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor General Pediatrics  
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. Philipp Torres Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine  
Dr. Mark Paul M. Visitacion Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Infectious Disease  
Dr. Mark Vrana Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Hematology and Oncology  
Dr. Jonathan Woody Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Vascular Surgery  
Dr. Pete Yunyongying Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Internal Medicine