Residents will understand the pathogenesis, methods of diagnosis and principles of patient management of all common and many less common disorders with emphasis on noncardiac thoracic surgery and peripheral vascular disorders. Residents will also perform the following procedures, central venous catheter placements, second assistant in major cardiac and peripheral vascular surgical procedures, first assistant in pacemaker placements, pulmonary procedures, renal dialysis access and endovascular procedures. Residents will participate in clinic at least two days a week.

Goals & Objectives
J. Clifton Hastings, III, MD, FACS J. Clifton Hastings, III, MD, FACS
Kyle Thompson, MD Kyle Thompson, MD
Niraj Parikh, MD Niraj Parikh, MD

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.

  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.