Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Primary Care and Community Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been named to the new post of Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Primary Care.
The additional faculty affairs responsibilities for Hobbs’s will focus on oversight of the medical school’s promotion and tenure process as well as faculty diversity and inclusion.
Hobbs will serve as MCG’s representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs and serve as a member of the MCG Academic Affairs leadership team. He will retain his other leadership responsibilities.
“Dr. Hobbs is a senior statesman, a well-known and respected MCG alumnus, and an accomplished leader who knows this medical school and its faculty,” said Dr. Paul M. Wallach, MCG Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. “He is an exceedingly logical choice to initiate our new Office of Faculty Affairs.”
Hobbs, who holds the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Joseph W. Tollison, MD, Distinguished Chair, graduated from MCG in 1974 and completed residency at MCG and the Georgia Regents Health System. He has served as Chairman for 15 years and Senior Associate Dean for more than a decade.
He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Minority and Multicultural Health, Secretary of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine Board of Directors, and a member of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation Board of The Philanthropic Foundation of the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. He is a member of MCG’s Executive Committee and the medical school’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee and was awarded MCG’s 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Service. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Georgia Regents Medical Associates, the Consolidation Strategic Planning Committee, and the Medical Staff Executive Committee for Georgia Regents Health System.