Dr. Deborah Martin
Dr. Martin is a board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of private practice experience. She earned her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her surgical training at LSU in the Charity Hospital system, which included a year at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Throughout her medical career, Dr. Martin has represented the medical community as:
- Chairman of the Board and past president of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA)
- Member of the MAG Board
- Member of MAG Physician/Health Care Resilience Task Force
- Chairman’s Circle level supporter of GAMPAC
- Aided in the creation of the MAA LifeBridge Physician Wellness Program
- Helped spearhead the MAA Town Hall Meeting on Vaping
- Member of the physician coalition that presented and petitioned for new vaping legislation
- Co-founder and Secretary ofÂ The Yonkofa Project, bringing sustainable healthcare to the underserved in Ghana
She is running for the 2nd Vice President position and hopes to combat clinician turnover and voice concerns over legislative issues that impact patient care.
Dr. Charles Wilmer
Dr. Wilmer graduated from Amherst College before earning his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He then went on to complete his internship, residency, and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Wilmer is the current Section Chief of the Cardiology division of the Piedmont Clinic and a founding member of the Piedmont Heart Institute.
Dr. Wilmer has been an active member of MAA and MAG since he joined in 2011. He previously served as the MAA president in 2017 and has been on the board since that time. Dr. WIlmer also serves on the Board of Directors for MAG and works as an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association. In addition to his medical career, Dr. WIlmer has also co-authored three bills that are not law:
- The Good Samaritan Law
- Distracted Driving
- HB 454 to stop “bait and switch” insurance fraud.
Dr. Wilmer seeks a first-term Treasurer position for the MAG.