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Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr.
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Immediate Past President

  Dr. Lawrence Sanders Jr. practices internal medicine and believes that good health is the result of individuals, groups, organizations, neighborhoods and communities working to create the conditions in every neighborhood and community to foster good health. At Morehouse School of Medicine, he teaches internal medicine, business principles and patient safety/quality improvement to residents and medical students. At Grady Health System, he serves as the physician advisor for clinical documentation improvement, care management and hospital throughput.

Dr. Sanders is active in professional associations and believes that advocacy provides input to the political processes that share the future of medicine. Dr. Sanders has served as president of the Atlanta Medical and the Georgia State Medical Associations.  As member of the National Medical Association, he has served as the speaker of the House of Delegates and as chair of the Committee on Administrative and Financial Affairs in the House of Delegates.  Additionally, he serves as a delegate for the Medical Association of Atlanta to the Medical Association of Georgia House of Delegates.  Dr. Sanders has served as a member of the steering committee for the Group on Faculty Practice of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

He earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Clemson University.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Sanders also earned a master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sanders strives for excellence in teaching, seeks to provide top quality services for his patients and their families and to address critical determinants linked to improved health for all people.

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