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Welcome from Chair Ted Johnson, MD

Welcome to the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine! I’m proud to serve as Chair for a department uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive team-based primary care services, interdisciplinary health professional education, and community-based research in the metro Atlanta area. 

About Us

Our Department faculty are dedicated to caring for a diverse patient population in a variety of settings, improving the health of patients and families through cutting-edge research, and educating learners.

We train:

Students (medicine, physician assistant, nursing)
Residents (family medicine, preventive medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery)
Fellows (hospice and palliative medicine)

Divisions and Programs

The Department offers community engagement opportunities for our faculty, staff, residents and students through partnerships with local organizations. 

Bernadette Baker, MD, the fifth LaHouse Scholar

The LaHouse Family Medicine Residency Fund catalyzed our program expansion from 24 to 30 trainees. Each year since 2015, we have designated an intern as our LaHouse Scholar. Family physicians are needed to ensure that all Georgians have affordable access to patient-centered primary care.

News Highlights

Faculty from the Emory Palliative Care Center (which encompasses Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) have been awarded $500,000 by the Fraser-Parker Foundation to build a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to expand the pipeline of investigators in serious illness and palliative care research.

Dr. Jodie Guest, Association Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program, is leading Emory’s COVID-19 testing and education efforts in the Latinx community in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta.

Dr. Ali John Zarrabi, Assistant Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, awarded funding through Winship Invest for a pilot study of psilocybin-assisted therapy combined with multidisciplinary palliative care on demoralization, chronic pain, and flourishing in cancer survivors.

Emory School of Medicine’s physician assistant master’s degree program ranks 5th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.

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