Introducing Francis Nuthalapaty, MD – Program Director for the planned OB/GYN Residency Program

October 1, 2020

“Starting an OB/GYN residency is a profoundly unique opportunity for our community. Women are often the champions of health for their families. This residency program will have a significant impact not only on the health of women in our community but also on their parents, spouse, and children. I am thrilled to be a part of this important work. “

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is excited to announce Francis Nuthalapaty, MD, as its newest program director for the planned Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program.

Prior to joining NGMC, Dr. Nuthalapaty completed a 7-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. As a part of that program, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering in Evanston, Illinois, as well as his Medical Doctorate from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Nuthalapaty subsequently completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he also served as Chief Resident. He then went to the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, to complete his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr. Nuthalapaty is passionate about caring for women with complex medical and obstetrical conditions during pregnancy and postpartum. He understands that every woman has a unique background that encompasses not only her world view, but also her health needs, and focuses on providing compassionate and culturally-sensitive care.

Dr. Nuthalapaty is a recognized expert in medical education with expertise in curriculum development, program management and mentoring of both faculty and residents. He is passionate about teaching and enjoys partnering with patients to instruct the next generation of physicians and nurses. While he serves as the Program Director of the planned OB/GYN Residency Program, he will also continue to practice at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, Georgia.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program is thrilled to build this residency program with Dr. Nuthalapaty and plans to continue expanding its GME program by seeking accreditation for an additional specialty—psychiatry. By 2024, all six specialties—internal medicine, general surgery, family medicine, emergency medicine, OB/GYN, and psychiatry – could host more than 200 residents, which would make the program one of the largest in the state.