Dr. Joseph Hobbs, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been elected Secretary of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.
Hobbs will serve a two-year term as an officer of the national association. He is serving his second term on the association’s Board of Directors and has been a member since 1998. He also has served as the association’s representative to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Family Medicine Curriculum Advisory Committee.
Hobbs is an MCG graduate, the college’s Senior Associate Dean for Primary Care and Community Affairs and holds the J.W. Tollison, M.D. Distinguished Chair.
Last year, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of the American Board of Family Medicine. He served as a member of the American Board of Family Medicine Board of Directors from 2003-08 and of its Executive Committee from 2006-08. He has also served as Treasurer and Chair of the Examination and Audit and Finance Committees. Hobbs received the 2010 President’s Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Hobbs is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Educational Foundation. He also is a member of the Board of Editors for the Health Monitor Network, which provides health maintenance and disease management and prevention information for patients. He is Project Director on three Health Resources and Services Administration/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grants to train family medicine physicians.