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Dr. Maura R. George

Dr. Maura R. George, MD, FACP

Dr. Maura R. George was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, completed an undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and received her MD from Northwestern University. She left Chicago for sunny Atlanta to complete her residency in Internal Medicine and joined the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Grady after graduation. Maura has always felt a calling to work for the underserved, and has harmony between this goal and her love for teaching at Grady. In her faculty position in Internal Medicine she finds satisfaction in addressing both the medical and social reasons for her patients’ medical problems and teaching medical students and residents to do the same. Maura helped develop the Social Medicine program and has served as the course director of the Social Medicine elective, which teaches medical students and residents about the social determinants of health, patient advocacy, and cultural competency. She is an active teacher across all levels of learners and teaches in the Osler Society as a Small Group Advisor. In addition to her busy teaching and clinical schedules, she is active on many committees, serving as co-chair of the Grady Ethics Committee, board member for Georgia Watch, member of the Society for General Internal Medicine’s Ethics Committee and Health Policy Committee, and faculty advisor for the student group Volunteer Medical Interpretive Services (VMIS).


  • Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine


Schmidt S, Higgins S, George M, Stone A, Bussey-Jones J, Dillard R. An experiential resident module for understanding social determinants of health at an academic safety-net hospital. MedEdPORTAL. 2017;13:10647.

Schmidt S, George M, Bussey-Jones J.  Welcome to the Neighborhood: Service Learning to Understand of Social Determinants of Health and Promote Local Advocacy.   Diversity and Equality in Health and Care (2016) 13(6): 389-390

Howley, L., DeCamp, M., George, M., Shannon, D. (2015) SGIM and Advocacy: Coalition for Kidney Care of Non-Citizens (CKCNC). SGIM Forum 38(10): 7, 16.

Cribbs S, Davis K, Fairley J, George M, Higdon J, Ilori T, Kamel A, Kraft C, Kempker R, Knudson C, Shah A, Woods K. The Department of Medicine’s Emory General Guide: The “EGG”. Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. 2015.

Sarah Lofgren, Rachel Friedman, Rawha Ghermay, Maura George, John Richard Pittman, Amit Shahane, Dorothy Zeimer, Carlos Del Rio, Vincent C. Marconi. “Integrating Early Palliative Care for patients with HIV: Provider and patient perceptions of symptoms and need for services" American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2015 Dec;32(8):829-34

Decamp M, Farber NJ, Torke AM, George M, Berger Z, Keirns CC, Kaldjian LC. Ethical Challenges for Accountable Care Organizations: A Structured Review. J Gen Intern Med. Mar 25, 2014.

George, M, Lesandrini J. Commentary: a case of too much maternalism. Camb Q Healthcare Ethics. 2014 Apr;23(2):234-8. George, M. "Achalasia." In Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine Online. Edited by Wiese, J, Auerbach, A, Glasheen, J, Li, J. -. Wilmington, DE: Decision Support in Medicine, LLC., April 2013.

Simpson, A, George, M. "NASH." In Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine Online. Edited by Wiese, J, Auerbach, A, Glasheen, J, Li, J. -. Wilmington, DE: Decision Support in Medicine, LLC., April 2013.

Lois Snyder, Sara Turbow, Maura George, Deborah Korenstein, Richard B. Lynn, MD, “Advance Care Planning,” chapter in ACP’s PIER (online electronic decision support tool)

Lesandrini J, MA, George M, MD, Flenaugh E, Sanchez S. Ethics Grand Rounds: Multidrug- Resistant Organisms in a Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury — Ethicists' Answers. Journal Watch Apr 4, 2011