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Divisions and Programs

Detailed information about each division may be found in the Department's Education section

Within the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, there are five (5) divisions:

Community Health

This Division is directed by Hogai Nassery, MD, a Board Certified Family Physician, and Deputy Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Affairs, Medical Affairs, Grady Health System.  Dr. Nassery, an Assistant Professor, Clinical Tract in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine shares the department's mission and encourages Emory medical, health profession and public health profession trainees to experience primary care in community-based settings that focus on medically underserved populations.

In addition to her many responsibilities within the Grady System, she oversees the Grady Neighborhood Health Centers, located in communities around the metropolitan Atlanta area, arranged like spokes of a wheel with Grady Memorial Hospital in the center. The Neighborhood Health Centers serve to improve access to primary care for residents of Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton counties. In recent years, these clinics have provided some specialty services at the primary care clinics, and have been busy transforming to the Patient Centered Medical Home Model of Healthcare Delivery. In 2012, three of the Grady Neighborhood Health Centeres were awarded NCQA level III Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition.

Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Division is currently directed by Kate Heilpern, MD, Interim Division Chief and Interim Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, as well as Chair of the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine.   The Family Medicine Division houses the Family Medicine Residency ProgramMedical Student Programs in Family Medicine, Family Medicine Clinic at Dunwoody,  the Behavioral Medicine Program and Clinical Services.

Preventive Medicine

The Preventive Medicine Division houses the Preventive Medicine Residency Program with accreditation for General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. It supports training across the clinical network available at Emory University School of Medicine as well as the Local, State and Federal Public Health Infrastructure. Our residents are supported to take graduate coursework and/or obtain the MPH at the Rollins School of Public Health. Toyosi Morgan, MD, MPH, MBA serves as the Residency Program Director.

Physician Assistant Division

The Physician Assistant Program Division houses the entry level Physician Assistant Training Program, dual degree option Physician Assistant Program, and is affiliated with several Emory and Atlanta VA post-graduate PA Programs. This division offers CME opportunities in an onsite Board Review conference format and electronic format, as well as conducts several well-known community service-learning projects.

Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center

The Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center offers a variety of continuing education programs in care of the HIV+ patient, provides clinical guidance to practices caring for HIV+ patients, and conducts research in HIV+ education and prevention.