George Rust, MD, MPH

Co-Director, National Center for Primary Care

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

George Rust MD, MPH is a Professor of Family Medicine and is the founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine and currently serves as co-director with Dr. Dominic Mack. The NCPC’s mission is to promote excellence in community oriented care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans. He received his medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He is board-certified in both family practice and preventive medicine and holds a masters of public health. Dr. Rust was the founding director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty Development Program, which has expanded to conduct executive faculty development for minority faculty across the nation. He is the former chair of the Atlanta Community Access Coalition and former co-chair of Georgia’s Minority Health Advisory Council, where he led development of the Georgia Health Disparities Report in 2008. He also served as acting chairman of the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and, in 1994, was named Family Practice Educator of the Year by the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. Before coming to Morehouse School of Medicine in 1991, Dr. Rust served for six years as medical director of a large community and migrant health center in central Florida. Dr. Rust is the author of numerous publications and is a frequent presenter on clinical topics, as well as on teaching, grant writing, and research. His passion is for improving primary health care for underserved populations.

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