Department of Medicine House Leads

J. Willis Hurst IM Residency "House Leads" are named in honor of Emory icons who have had a long-lasting impact on the Department of Medicine.

House Beeson

Paul Beeson, MD

Paul Beeson, MD
  • Graduated from University of Washington in 1928
  • Received MD from McGill University School of Medicine in 1933
  • Completed internship at University of Pennsylvania and IM residency at Brigham Hospital in Boston
  • Research at Rockefeller Institute led to major discovery that fever is often a bodily response to infection
  • Opened entirely new field of research with studies on inflammation and immune response to infection
  • Recruited to Emory University School of Medicine in 1942
  • Became known as the South's only “Infectious Diseases Physician”
  • First recognized and described post-transfusion hepatitis while working at Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Chaired the Department of Medicine from 1946-1952 and revolutionized the department with his high standards of medical education, patient care, and focus on research
  • Emphasized the importance of the generalist – the physician who takes the holistic approach to patient care, advocating interdisciplinary care and training
  • Played a major role in establishing Emory as the top clinical, research, and teaching institute that it is today

House Doyle

Joyce P. Doyle, MD

Joyce Doyle, MD
  • Graduated from Johns Hopkins University for undergrad, went on to receive MD from NYSU - Stony Brook
  • IM residency with a chief resident year at Yale University School of Medicine
  • Joined Emory faculty in 1994, served as medical director of Grady Primary Care Center from 1997-2000
  • Program director of the J. Willis Hurst IM Residency Program from 2000-2008
  • Heavily involved in the Emory University School of Medicine
  • Member of the American College of Physicians Georgia’s Governor’s Advisory Council since 2002
  • History of clinical research focusing on medical education and improving patient outcomes in hypertension, diabetes, and stroke
  • Recipient of numerous local and national teaching awards (17 and counting!)
  • Dr. Doyle's faculty bio

House Leeper

Kenneth Leeper, MD

  • Graduated from Case Western Reserve University for undergrad and then went on to receive MD in 1979, outstanding scholar and athlete
  • Completed IM Residency and fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI
  • Served two years in National Health Service Corps as an Officer
  • Faculty at UT Memphis – Director of Clinic Research Program
  • Joined faculty at Emory University in 1998, dedicating the next 17 years to medical education and clinical research
  • Awarded Outstanding Senior Clinician at Emory Hospital, Golden Apple Teaching award at both UT and Emory
  • Nationally and internationally recognized for significant contribution to clinical research on diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Exemplary and tireless commitment to patient care and clinical education spanning a long and lauded career in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

House Logue

Bruce Logue, MD

Bruce Logue, MD
  • Famed Emory quarterback in the 1930s
  • Emory University School of Medicine - Class of 1937
  • Completed medicine residency at Grady; joined Emory University faculty in the 1940s
  • WWII military cardiologist, head of cardiology at Fort Bragg during the war
  • Founder of Emory's cardiology program (1946)
  • Dedicated 42 years to medical education
  • Chief of cardiology at Emory for 23 years, founder of the Emory Clinic
  • Co-editor of The Heart with Dr. J. Willis Hurst
  • Founding president of the Georgia Heart Association
  • Established Emory's lauded cardiology fellowship program

House Wenger

Nanette Wenger, MD

  • Largely personally responsible for global awareness of cardiovascular disease and women’s health
  • Heavily invested in women and heart disease as well as preventative health
  • Among many committee chair positions for WHO, she has served on World Health Organization expert advisory panel on Cardiovascular disease
  • Listed in the Best Doctors in America every single year since 1994
  • Recipient of numerous national and international awards, including the highest honors from the American Heart Association and American Medical Women’s Association
  • Dr. Wenger's faculty bio