Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program has named Francis Nuthalapaty, MD, program director of the planned Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program.
The OB/GYN residency program is one step in NGMC’s plan to hold accreditation in six specialties recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The other specialties include internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry. By 2024, these residencies are slated to host more than 200 residents, making the program one of the largest in the state of Georgia.
“Our growing region will need additional skilled OB/GYN physicians to support mothers and families for generations to come. Dr. Nuthalapaty offers not only fellowship level clinical knowledge, but also the recognized expertise in medical education to train excellent physicians,” said Vice President of Medical Education for Northeast Georgia Health System and Designated Institutional Official for NGMC John E. Delzell, MD, in a statement Tuesday. “We are excited to apply for OB/GYN residency program accreditation and keep the best and brightest to care for our community.”
Dr. Nuthalapaty is well-known for his experience in medical education, curriculum development, program management and mentoring of faculty and residents. While serving as program director of the OB/GYN residency program, he will continue to practice at The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
“Starting an OB/GYN residency is a profoundly unique opportunity for our community,” says Dr. Nuthalapaty. “Women are often the champions of health for their families. This residency program will have a significant impact not only on the health of women in our community but also on their parents, spouse, and children. I am thrilled to be a part of this important work.”