Meet Leslie David, M.D., Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program

January 8, 2020

As a child, growing up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua, Dr. David’s desire for learning and helping others was instilled in him at an early age by his parents. They believed that education was the key to unlocking many doors of opportunity and that his level of compassion and a willingness to help others would fulfill a purposeful life. This mindset, guidance, and ambition lead him to become a physician.

Dr. David’s childhood interest in sports also proved to have an impact later in life. Dr. David played basketball, soccer, track and field, and cricket – which is very popular in the Caribbean! These hobbies progressed into a passion for sports medicine. In fact, after his residency, Dr. David was awarded a fellowship training in sports medicine at The University of Oklahoma at Tulsa, earning his Certificate of Added Qualification. “Since I’ve played several sports in my youth, I want to make sure that young athletes are able to play safely. If they experience injury, my goal is to help them return to sports quickly when appropriate and to get back to doing what they love. I enjoy the variety sports medicine offers – and the procedures are fascinating to me as well,” says Dr. David. 

What Can the First Class of Family Medicine Residents Expect at NGMC?

“The first group of family medicine residents can expect a very enthusiastic welcome to the NGMC family! Our faculty and staff have been working diligently to ensure residents are empowered to be the physician leaders of tomorrow. Our entire health system has been instrumental in getting our residency program off the ground. Residents can expect the full support of not only our health system but the community as well. We look forward to making sure that the residents excel in their new roles!”

How’s Living in Northeast Georgia?

“I love living in this area because it’s an overall relaxing atmosphere. At the same time, it offers easy access to Atlanta for professional sports, theater, museums, restaurants – everything Atlanta is known for. Most important to me, this is a great area to raise a family – the school system is excellent, and the public universities are highly ranked.”

“It has been great to work with a team of physicians that are bright, dedicated and helpful.”

Dr. Leslie David

More About Dr. David…

Dr. David received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury and his Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  After completing his Doctorate degree, he completed his Family Medicine residency program at New York Medical College (St. Joseph’s Hospital) in Yonkers, New York. During his final year of residency, Dr. David was elected chief resident by his fellow residents.

Dr. David is board-certified and has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. As a member of the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) staff, he has served in the capacity of primary care and urgent care physician. As a member of the urgent care team for Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), he was appointed chief of Urgent Care and has served as a member of the Peer Review Committee and the NGPG Operations Committee.