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Hogai Nassery, MD

Deputy V.P,
Ambulatory and Community Medicine Grady Health System

Chief, Community Medicine Division
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mailing Address:
80 Jesse Hill Dr, SE
PO Box 26041
Atlanta, GA 30303


4/2009-present                 Deputy V.P., Ambulatory and Community Medicine

                                            Medical Affairs, Grady Health System

9/2006-present                 Chief, Department of Community Medicine

                                            Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia

9/2005-present                 Director, Division of Community Medicine

                                            Chief, Community Medicine Service

    Emory University School of Medicine

                                            Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Clinical Practice:               

12/2011-present              Kirkwood Family Medicine

8/2002- 11/2011                North DeKalb Grady Health Center

8/1997-8/2002                   DeKalb Grady Health Center

Academic appointments:

4/2004-present           Assistant Professor Clinical Track

Emory University School of Medicine

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Division of Community Medicine

8/1997-3/2004             Instructor, Clinical Track

Emory University School of Medicine

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Division of Community Medicine

Clinical appointments:

5/2003-8/2005            Medical Liaison

                                       North DeKalb Grady Health Center                                         

2002   - 2003               Staff Physician

North DeKalb Grady Health Center

1997  – 2002                Staff Physician

DeKalb Grady Health Center


1997-present                 American Board of Family Practice, Recertified 2004

1997-present                 Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Georgia

1995-1997            Ohio Board of Medical Examiners


1995-1997                   University of Cincinnati/Providence Hospital

                Family Medicine Residency Program

Cincinnati, Ohio

1994-1995                    Internship

                University of Cincinnati/Providence Hospital

Family Medicine Residency Program

Cincinnati, Ohio

1990-1994                   Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

1986-1990                  Post-Baccalaureate studies               

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Biochemistry and Political Science

1982-1985                   B.A. in Biology

West Georgia College

Carollton, Georgia

Committee/Work Group Memberships:

3/2011-present            Physician Lead, Patient Centered Medical Home Work Group,

Grady Health System

9/2011-present             Chair, Epic Ambulatory Operations Team

                                        Grady Health System

6/2006-present            Vice Chair, Public Health Committee, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

3/1/2010                       Executive Panel Participant, Healthcare Module, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

2009                              Georgia Physicians Partnership, appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, to serve on an advisory group to the Department of Community Health as it administers state healthcare programs and works towards its healthcare policy priorities

2009  –present              VHA Physician Practice Management Council

12/2008                         Grady Responds, Health Care Community Discussions,

Obama-Biden Transition Project

2008-2010                    Task Force on Health Policy, appointed by GAFP President

                                        Georgia Academy of Family Physician

11/2007-present           Allied Health Providers Credentialing Subcommittee

                                         Grady Health System

8/2005-2008                 Referral/Continuum of Care Committee

                                         Grady Health System

9/2005-present              Medical Executive Committee

                                         Grady Health System

9/2005-present              Credentialing Committee

                                         Grady Health System

8/2005-present              Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

                                         Grady Health System

2/2005                            Emory Reynolds Program Work Group on Educational Activities for Practicing Faculty

2005                       Appointments and Promotions Committee

                                        Emory University School of Medicine

                                        Department of Family & Preventive Medicine

2000-2006                    Progress and Promotions Committee

                                        Emory University Physicians Assistant Program

Honors and Awards:

2009-present               Georgia Physicians Partnership, appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, as a medical leader and representative of Georgia physicians.

2008                             Doctor of the Day, 2008 Session of Georgia General Assembly

2003-2004                   Leadership Georgia Participant

       One of sixty young civic, business and community leaders chosen by their peers to receive training and         exposure to issues facing the State of Georgia

2004                             Preceptor and Family Physician of the Year

Awarded by residents of the Emory University Family Medicine Residence Program

2001                              Preceptor and Family Physician of the Year

                Awarded by residents of the Emory University Family

Medicine Residence Program

1999                              Parke-Davis Excellence in Teaching Awar

1998                              Preceptor and Family Physician of the Year

                                       Awarded by residence of the Emory University

Family  Medicine Residency Program

1997                               Kenneth A. Frederick Award
Faculty recognition of graduating resident who most embodies attributes of community involvement, concern for patients and pursuit of knowledge

1996                              Glaxo Wellcome Family Practice Resident Scholar

$1,000 grant to attend the 1996 AAFP Congress of Delegates and Scientific Assembly


2006                             “Medical outreach following a remote disaster: lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina”, American Journal of Disaster Medicine; 2 (3):121-32.

2000                             “If they treat a doctor this way, what must patients endure?”

                                        Medical Economics, Vol. 77, No. 7, pp149-162.

Research Focus:

1996                             Alcohol Intervention Project, Investigator, Santa Lucia, Honduras

1995                             Women’s Health Project Pap Smear Study, Principal Investigator

Santa Lucia, Honduras

Formal Teaching:

2005-present             Seminar Director, Primary Care Lecture Series, CME Program, Grady Health System

1997-present             Clinical Preceptor, Emory University Family Medicine Residency Program

1997-present                Clinical Preceptor, Emory University Physicians Assistant Program

1997-2000                   Clinical Methods Course,  Emory University School of Medicine

Teaching history taking and physical diagnosis skills to second year medical students

1998-1999                    Faculty Development Workshop Series

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

June 1998                      Faculty Preceptor, Migrant Health Project

                                         Supervising students treating farm workers in the field

                                        Emory University Physicians Assistant Program

Lectureships, Seminar Invitations, and Visiting Professorships:

9/19/2011                     “Surviving an Ambulatory Go-Live: Lessons Learned”

                                        Epic User Group Meeting, Verona, Wisconsin

9/16/2011                     “Patient Centered Medical Homes: Putting the Heart Back into Health Care”, MD Showcase Lecture, Grady Health System

6/3/2011                      “Patient Centered Medical Home at Grady…STAT!”

                                       Patient Centered Medical Home Kick-off, Grady Health System

3/17/2011                     “Implementing an EHR at Grady: A Year of Living Dangerously”

                                        VHA Georgia Physician Practice Management Council

1/20/2011                     “Integrated Health: Community Collaborations”, health expert panel

                                        National Urban Fellows, 2011 Annual Leadership Conference

1/23/2008                     “Grady’s Neighborhood Health Centers and Atlanta’s Safety Net”

                                        HealthSTAT guest speaker, Grady is Vital Campaign

2007                              “Grady’s Future: What it Means for Health Students and of the Providers”, HealthSTAT panelist, with the Chief Operating Officer GHS, the President of Morehouse School of Medicine, the Fulton County Commissioner of District 3 and State Representative Sharon Cooper, Emory University School of Nursing

2003                              “Cultural Diversity in Residency”, Chiefs Conference

Emory Family Medicine Seminar

2003                             “Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux”

Emory Family Medicine Didactics, Emory Dunwoody Hospital

2003                              “Pyloric Stenosis”, Case Presentation

                                        Emory Family Medicine Grand Rounds
2002,2003                    “Problem Solving”, Chiefs Conference, Emory Family Medicine Seminar

1998                              “Training the Trainer; Counseling Patients on Tobacco Cessation”

                                        Emory Family Medicine Grand Rounds,   Grady Memorial Hospital

1998                              “Helping Our Patients Quit Smoking”, Workshop Leader

                                        DeKalb Grady Neighborhood Health Center, Atlanta, Georgia

1997                               “Primary Care of the Patient with Sickle Cell Anemia”

                                         Scientific Session,  Providence Hospital, Cincinnati Ohio

1996                               “The Need for Family Medicine in the Future of Afghanistan”

Plenary Speaker, Afghan Physicians Association of America. San Diego, California

1995                              “Cross-Cultural Issues in Family Medicine”
                                       National Congress of Family Practice Residents and Students

                                       Kansas City, Missouri

1995, 1996                  “Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Practice”

                                        Second Year Family Medicine Elective, University of Cincinnati

1996                             “The Acute Scrotum”

                                       Pediatric Urology Case Presentation

                                       Family Medicine Residents Conference

                                       University of Cincinnati

1996                             “Stigma and Our Patients”,  Medical Ethics Group Discussion Leader

                                       Family Medicine Clerkship, University of Cincinnati

Other Activities:

2011- present             Member, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

1994-present               Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

2006-2007                 Member, Board of Directors, International Women’s House, a shelter for battered immigrant women and children

2006-2007                 Member, Board of Directors, The Fugees Family, Inc., working to support refugee families through community involvement and soccer

2004                         Physician Volunteer, Asylum Network

Documenting Evidence of Torture of Asylum Seekers

May 2003                       Physician Volunteer,  “Dia de Mujer Latina”

                                        Health Fair for the Buford Highway Community

February 2002                Program Chair, Benefit Screening of the movie, Kandahar

                                        Raised $10,000+ for the Afghan Institute of Learning

March 2002                   Freedom From Smoking Clinic Leader Training Workshop

                                        American Lung Association of Georgia

                                        Certification to be a smoking cessation clinic facilitator

1997-present                American Medical Women’s Association

                                       Atlanta Chapter, Vice President

October 1997               Participant, “Teaching the Teacher – Smoking Cessation and Female Patients”

Physician training workshop, Sponsored by AMWA and ACOG, Washington, DC

April 1996                     International Health,  Group Leader and Clinical Coordinator

                                       Santa Lucia, Honduras

 May1996-97               Organizer, Family Practice Literary Group

July 1995-97               Coordinator, Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

      • Designed patient information cards with crisis line phone number to be displayed in patient care area
      • Developed screening questions for routine patient visits
      • Initiated community health project at “Women Helping Women,” the Hamilton County Domestic Violence Resource Center

April 1995                   International Health, Village Health Care Worker and Midwife Training

                                    Santa Lucia, Honduras

May 1994                 Overseas Elective, Black River Hospital, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

                                    Comprehensive care for a rural, underserved population

July 1994-97           Facilitator, Resident Well-being/Support Group

1991-1992               American Medical Women’s Association, Medical College of Georgia Chapter

Chapter President