Zach Dunkerly, MBA


Zach Dunkerly, MBA

Faculty Title:
Director of Patient Safety and Quality
Director of Patient Safety and Quality

Education & Certifications

Masters Degree:
MBA, The University of North Georgia
Undergraduate Degree:
North Georgia College & State University


Zach Dunkerly serves as the director of Patient Safety and Quality for Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. In this role, Mr. Dunkerly develops the GME curriculum based around NGMC’s Safety and Quality program. He also serves as the chair for the NGMC GME Patient Safety & Quality subcommittee. His goal is to continue to build upon the culture of safety to help drive lasting change across all of Northeast Georgia Health System and to empower the residents to be the catalysts for a constantly improving culture of safety. Zach regularly works with the Center for Simulation and Innovation to bring the most up-to-date patient safety content to residents through the avenue of simulation. Zach is supported by a wonderful GME quality and improvement team to help meet the needs of the residents.

Zach Dunkerly completed his undergraduate education at North Georgia College & State University and received his master’s of business administration at the University of North Georgia. Zach has worked at Northeast Georgia Health System for 16 years. He spent six years in NGMC Patient Safety & Quality and six years in the emergency department at NGMC Gainesville before moving to GME. When not working, Zach can be found exercising, attending Baltimore Ravens games and retro hunting with his family. Zach and his wife have two children and reside in Hall County.