Maura George, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Maura George was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, completed an undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and received her MD from Northwestern University. She left Chicago for sunny Atlanta to complete her residency in Internal Medicine and joined the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Grady after graduation. Maura has always felt a calling to work for the under-served, and has harmony between this goal and her love for teaching at Grady. In her faculty position in Internal Medicine she finds satisfaction in addressing both the medical and social reasons for her patients' medical problems and teaching medical students and residents to do the same. Maura helped develop the Social Medicine program and has served as the course director of the Social Medicine elective, which teaches medical students and residents about the social determinants of health, patient advocacy, and cultural competency. She is an active teacher across all levels of learners and recently joined the Osler Society as a Small Group Advisor. Maura’s research focus is on the social determinants of health and ethical obligations of physicians with respect to social justice. Currently her projects include a chart analysis to identify and intervene on patients admitted to Grady with high frequency in an effort to improve their care and optimize use of hospital resources. In addition to her busy teaching and clinical schedules, she is active on many committees serving as chair of the Grady Ethics Committee, co-chair of the SGIM Ethics Committee, and faculty coordinator for Project M-PACT through the DOM Early Career Subcommittee.

Outside of work Maura enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Andy Simpson, a gastroenterologist at DeKalb Medical Center, and her 2-year-old son Drew. They're looking forward to welcoming a second baby boy in April, but Drew may be the most excited, and can't wait to teach his brother to play baseball.