SAVANNAH – Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Dean Dr. Jean R. Sumner recently announced the appointment of Dr. Natalie Hogan as chair of pediatrics at Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
The Department of Pediatrics has an outstanding record of care and service and has, for more than 20 years, served as an educational site for the medical school’s third- and fourth-year students.
“Dr. Hogan is a greatly valued faculty member, superb physician and community leader, and we are honored to have her work with Mercer. She has led many important areas of the curriculum and will continue to be an important member of MUSM’s leadership,” said Dr. Sumner.
Dr. Hogan earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She received postgraduate medical training in pediatrics at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Dr. Hogan has served the School of Medicine since 1997. She has been pediatric clerkship director on the Savannah campus since 2003, and, in 2007, was appointed director of clinical skills. She has been recognized numerous times as an Outstanding Clinical Faculty in Pediatrics.
About the Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)
Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences.