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Brian Annex

Brian H. Annex, M.D., FACC, FAHA

Department Chair, Medicine

Welcome to the Medical College of Georgia, Department of Medicine (DOM), located in Augusta, Georgia. 

Please explore this site to look at the activities across our missions to: provide the very best and safest patient care, educate the next generation of health care professionals, and advance knowledge in medicine through basic, clinical, and translational research.  In a year like no other, the DOM continued to add to its rich history of excellence in education of students, residents, and general and subspecialty fellows. 

The Medical College of Georgia is the 13th oldest medical school in the US and the DOM even when facing the changes of this last has its eyes focused firmly on the future.  See the activity within the 11 major divisions.  See the many new hires (myself included having been here for just over one year) and programs.  Contact us directly.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Welcome to our new faculty:

chevron-circle-right icon Hospital Medicine: Krisztina Nadasy, MD (10/1/20), Patricia Morissette, MD, Derek Baker, MD and Adonis Imam, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Nephrology: Ravi Mallavarapu, MD 

chevron-circle-right icon Infectious Disease: Sarah Tran, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Endocrinology: Ghada Elshimy, MD and Sara Healy, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Pulmonary: Rabih Bechara, MD, FCCP and William Healy, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Hem/Onc: Girindra Raval, MD

chevron-circle-right icon Rheumatology: Hong Shi, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

General Internal Medicine

Georgia Prevention Institute

Hematology / Oncology

Hospital Medicine

Infectious Diseases


Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Clerkship, Residency, Fellowship


Virtual MEDIcine Grand Rounds - 12/1/2020

TBA - augusta university


Medicine News

Doctors in lab

Vitamin C’s effectiveness against COVID may hinge on vitamin’s natural transporter levels

High doses of vitamin C under study for treating COVID-19 may benefit some populations, but investigators exploring its potential in aging say key factors in effectiveness include levels of the natural transporter needed to get the vitamin inside cells.

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‘Danger molecule’ associated with being obese, female and black in younger adults

A “danger molecule” is higher in the blood of younger black adults than whites, females than males and increases with weight and age, researchers report.

Doctor in lab

Scientists explore the obesity paradox, cardiovascular risk of HIV

The newer generation of HIV drugs have turned the once-lethal infection into a chronic condition, and cardiovascular disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in these individuals.

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Virtual tourism could offer new opportunities for travel industry, travelers

A new proposal for virtual travel, using advanced mathematical techniques and combining livestream video with existing photos and videos of travel hotspots, could help revitalize an industry that has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.