G. E. Alan Dever, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Floyd Family Medicine Residency as director of research and preventive medicine.

Prior to joining Floyd, Dr. Dever served as the director of preventive and population-based medicine at Atlanta Medical Center. He earned his medical doctorate from the Medical University of The Americas, Nevis, West Indies. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Michigan. Dever also earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has completed training as a medical technologist from Belleville General Hospital School of Medical Technology, Ontario, Canada. In addition, he holds an honorary degree in preventive medicine from Kanazawa Medical University, Japan, and an honorary Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. With over 15 years of research experience, Dever has held numerous leadership positions with Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, and served as the founding chairman of the Department of Community Medicine there. A Professor Emeritus at Mercer University, he also began the school’s Master of Public Health program.

A member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Rural Health Association and the Association of Deans and Directors of Primary Care, Dever also is a board certified nutrition specialist by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists. In addition, he is an ad hoc member of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, a member of the Steering Board for State Wide Area Health Education Centers, and an advisory committee member of the Master of Public Health Program, Mercer University School of Medicine.

Dever attends St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta and also is a Knights of Columbus member. He and his wife, Georgina, have two children. They reside in Roswell.

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