Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Vision, Mission, Values


  • PC careers at Emory will be recognized as rewarding, engaging, exciting, and beneficial to our patients; and the institution is recognized as a destination for training and working in primary care.  


The Emory Primary Care Consortium bridges partners to enable collaborations across health systems, primary care sitesacademic schools and units, and professions. We actively support:  

  • Quality and high-value patient-centered primary care, discovery, and innovation  
  • Community and health-system partnerships for the establishment of robust infrastructure supporting primary care in a manner that benefitpatients  
  • Professional development via technical expertise and financial support for interprofessional student interest groupssmall travel and project grants, award programs and promotion support, and primary care week social and education events 
  • Programs supporting wellness and joy in practice
  • All efforts to raise the institutional awareness of the value of a robust primary care program
  • Advocacy
  • Enhancing the teaching and training mission (and capacity) for excellent clinical education


  • Collaboration  
  • Cross-disciplinary teamwork  
  • Innovation 
  • Advocacy
  • Patient-centered
  • Evidence-based practice and life-long learning
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Improving primary care quality improves overall healthcare quality

Executive Sponsors

Paul W. Seavey Chair in Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine 
Chair, Family and Preventive Medicine
Program Director, Emory Primary Care

LeShea Turner, MHA

Vice President, Primary Care and Emory Specialty Associates

Administrative Support Team

Jason Freiji, MBA Emory Primary Care Consortium, Financial Officer. Financial Analyst, Divisions of General Medicine and Geriatrics & Gerontology 


Leigh Partington, PhD Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications: Emory Primary Care Consortium, Division of General Medicine, and Department of Family & Preventive Medicine

Leigh Partington

Chariss Smith Senior Administrative Assistant

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Shannon Thomas Program Coordinator, Kathelen and Dan Amos Medical Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Shannon Thomas