DeKalb Medical Society
A Component of the Medical Association of Georgia and the American Medical Association

The PULSE News

Newsletter of the DeKalb Medical Society
August 2018

Georgia Attorney General approves partnership between Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical

It is anticipated DeKalb Medical will officially become a part of the Emory Healthcare system on September 1, 2018.

"We are excited about the announcement from the Georgia Attorney General, which is a significant milestone for our two organizations," says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. "By combining a community health system and an academic health system, the communities and patients cared for by Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical will experience an even stronger quality of care with more accessibility to providers and specialty care."

"We have been working for several months with Emory Healthcare to forge a partnership that will position us to grow and meet our community's needs for years to come," says Bob Wilson, president and CEO of DeKalb Medical. "We are confident that being part of Emory Healthcare is the right choice for our community, our employees and our physicians, and are anxious to begin fully integrating into the Emory system."

September 14: DeKalb Medical campuses will unveil the new hospital signs.


"All Politics are Local"
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Dec. 4
6:30 - 8:00 pm
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308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030

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DMS Members Appointed Leadership Positions with DMC

Long Term Acute Care: Milton D. Boden, MD will serve as the Vice Chief.
North Decatur: Scott D. Steinberg, MD was named the Chief of Staff. Adam M. Bressler, MD will serve as the Vice Chief.

DMS Life Member and Past President Honored

New American Pathways presented the Friend of Freedom Award to Dr. Gulshan Harjee, a board-certified internist and co-founder of the Clarkston Community Health Center, which serves refugees, immigrants, and low-income residents. Congratulations, Dr. Harjee!

Welcome New Members!

  • Israel Cabanas
  • Todd Cramer
  • Neal Desai
  • Curtis Jamison
  • Eric Jennings
  • Megan McKee
  • Takki Momin
  • Thomas Parrott
  • Dilipkumar Patel
  • Cheri Sure Schenider
  • Zouheir Shama
  • Lijo Simpson
  • Tina Ann Thompson

Are your colleagues members of the DeKalb Medical Society? Share our membership application with your colleagues and ask them to join!

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DMS Members Make Atlanta Magazine's Top Doctors List

Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Sandeep Chandra
Dr. David Song
Dr. David Suh
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dr. Wayne Ambroze
Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Steven Storey
Dr. Mark Stern
Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Cyril Spann
Infectious Disease
Dr. Adam Bressler
Dr. Robin Dretler
Internal Medicine
Dr. Anna Steinberg
Medical Oncology
Dr. Lijo Simpson
Dr. Hiba Tamim
Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah
Dr. Andrew Dixon
Dr. Joseph Weissman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Catherine Bonk
Dr. Pamela Brown
Dr. Dominque Smi
Dr. Michael Jacobson
Dr. Mark Rivellese
Dr. Jay Stallman
Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Thomas DeMarini
Dr. Terri TenHoor
Radiation Oncology
Dr. W. Hamilton Williams
Dr. Gary Botstein
Sleep Medicine
Dr. Mark Pollock
Dr. Michael Champney
Dr. Andre Scott
Dr. Scott Steinberg

Top Doctors are Also Physicians' Care Clinic Volunteers

Atlanta Magazine's Top Docs are also active volunteers at the PCC. Serving as PCC Board members are Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Gary Botstein and Dr. Andrew. Dr. Anna Steinberg is a frequent PCC volunteer. Congratulations and we appreciate your commitment to the PCC. To become a PCC volunteer visit:

AJC Bookfest Needs Physician Volunteers

The festival takes place Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. If you are interested in volunteering please email Angela Soyemi, at

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Melissa Connor, Executive Director