Joseph Tollison, MD, FAAFP

Senior Advisor to the President of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM); Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

A graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Tollison earned his medical degree at The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He completed his postgraduate work at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, and served with the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, in Vietnam. Nationally, he has served as president of the ABFM and the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM); on the board of directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); as a member of the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine; and on several committees of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). He has received teaching and professional awards and honors, including the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians’ Joseph W. Tollison, MD, Distinguished University Chair of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Tollison serves as a liaison for the ABFM’s outreach projects with state and national organizations. Over the last ten years, he has travelled across the country presenting information concerning the ABFM’s certification for family physicians and assisting physicians in the completion of the process.