Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP


Leonard D. Reeves, MD, FAAFP, a family physician and associate dean of the Northwest Clinical Campus of the Medical College of Georgia in Rome, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Reeves advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Reeves is a family physician at the Free Clinic of Rome, where he also serves as board president. Prior to that, Reeves served as assistant director of the Floyd Family Medicine Residency and clinic director of the residency offices at Floyd Medical Center in Rome.

Raised in rural Georgia, Reeves received his Bachelor of Science degree from Berry College in Rome. He started his career as a broadcaster and then as a public school teacher. Realizing that his skills could help improve people’s health, he decided to pursue a career in medicine. Reeves received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He completed the Floyd Family Medicine Residency, where he became chief resident. During that time, he served the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians as the board of directors’ resident representative. He was awarded the Mead Johnson Resident of the Year Award in 1996, the same year he completed his residency training at Floyd Medical Center.

After practicing in rural Georgia and returning to Rome, Reeves took on the role of clinic director when he joined the residency program from which he graduated, overseeing 30 faculty and residents who cared for patients. He later founded the new Clinical Campus of the Medical College of Georgia, which is now one of a handful of longitudinal medical school campuses in the country, dedicated to teaching better care for patients.

A member of the AAFP since 1999, Reeves has served in leadership positions at the state and national level. He has served as a member of the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development and on the Subcommittee on Assembly Scientific Programming.

Reeves received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. He was awarded the Georgia BIO Innovation Award for New Innovation in Medical Education in 2015. Reeves was inducted into the Mercer chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 2018.

Reeves completed a fellowship at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. The same year, he completed his National Program Director Development fellowship. He also holds current Drug Enforcement Administration certification.

Reeves is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has the AAFP Degree of Fellow an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.