Riaz Mahmood, DO


Current Resident


Riaz Mahmood, DO

Residency Program

Internal Medicine

Program Year


Medical School

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine



Medical Interests

Cost and outcomes between Emergency Dialysis vs Scheduled Dialysis
Prevention of complication in Pyelonephritis
Outcomes in LVAD patients on SGLT2 inhibitors
Bystander CPR rates in Hall County
COVID-19 Inflammatory markers
STEMI rates during COVID-19
Optimization of clinical research through endpoint adjudication


Chief Resident for Research, Quality, & Safety

Dr. Riaz Mahmood received his medical degree from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Prior to attending medical school, he completed a Masters in Biotechnology with a concentration in Regulatory Affairs from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and a BS in psychology and BS in nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. Before his medical career, he worked as a nurse for nine years at Duke University Medical Center and was involved in the development and management of various phase I-IV clinical trials.

Dr. Mahmood’s research interests involve enhancing the quality of life, improving clinical outcomes and creating cost-effective healthcare delivery methods that improve the health of underserved populations. He is the principal investigator for Evaluation and Implementation of CCO CPR to Increase Bystander-Initiated CPR in Hall County, Georgia. Dr. Mahmood has multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at various medical conferences. He also received three best research poster awards during medical school.

Dr. Mahmood was the lead clinical trials coordinator for endpoint event adjudication for AUGUTUS and TECOS clinical trials. He served on the Duke University Health System IRB for Clinical Investigations for two years and was involved in various committees at Duke including the Quality Improvement, Work Culture, and Diversity Committee. Dr. Mahmood is currently a member of the American College of Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Heart Association and the American Osteopathic Association.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world with miles and points and reading with his daughters.


“The science and art of medicine at its core is still an apprenticeship and thus mentors play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our medical practice. On interview day, the faculty was amazing. Yet, what resonated with me the most was the community focus of NGHS. The physicians genuinely care about the well-being of their patients and empower them to make informed choices about their care, an approach I strive to have in the future.”

What are your goals during residency training?

Interested in Cardiology and Nephrology.

Heart Failure
LVAD (left ventricular assist device)
Acute Kidney Injury