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Meet the new Georgia Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Georgia Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Clyde Watkins Jr., MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Watkins will serve as the official representative of the College for the Georgia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Watkins will be working closely with Dr. Garriss (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Clyde Watkins Jr., MD, FACP


Medical School Education: Meharry Medical College

Post-Doctoral Training: J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine

Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Present Position: Practicing Physician, Village Medical

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Treasurer since 2015; Chair, Health and Public Policy Committee since 2019; Chapter Delegate, MAG House of Delegates since 2011; Chapter Representative, Primary Care Physicians Coalition

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2005; Delegate, Leadership Day since 2003

Other Appointments/Activities: Board of Health, Dekalb County; Chairman, Board of Directors; Board of Advisors, Open Hand

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Advocacy; Practice Management; Colorectal Cancer Screening