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Shelley A. Nuss, MD

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Campus Dean

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Campus Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Michelle Nuss, MD is the AU/UGA Medical Partnership's Campus Dean. She is also serving as the Designated Institutional Official at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus in Athens, GA. Nuss is an Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychology, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.


1987 BS Pharmacy Purdue University
1992 MD West Virginia University


1992-1993 Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Internship West Virginia University
1993-1997 Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency West Virginia University

Academic Appointments

2010 - Present Medicine/Psychiatry Associate Professor, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
2011 - Present Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Georgia
2016 - Present Campus Dean, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
2016 - Present Professor, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

More About Shelley Nuss

Nuss attended undergraduate school at Purdue University receiving a BS in Pharmacy in 1987.  She practiced pharmacy for one year in Cleveland and then attended medical school at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine from 1988 -1992.  After medical school she completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at WVU.  She served as Chief Residents in Psychiatry as well as Internal Medicine. Immediately after residency she was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine and as Co-Director of the Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Integration course at WVU.  Nuss was instrumental in developing an innovative curriculum integrating physical diagnosis and clinical medicine topics for this second year medical school course.  In addition, she helped to create and implement a high stakes, school-wide competency exam for fourth year medical students and received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education for her leadership and work.

Nuss also served as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine program as well as the Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Program for almost 10 years at WVU.  During her time at West Virginia University she was been recognized in the Department of Medicine as the Outstanding Teacher on three separate occasions and won the Outstanding Faculty of Medicine twice.  Nuss has consistently been a dedicated teacher, clinician and researcher. She worked as a hospitalist for the teaching services and supervised residents in the outpatient setting.  She also practiced psychiatry and internal medicine in her own faculty clinic.  She has travelled with students to Honduras and Ghana, Africa as part of the Global Health Program at WVU.

During her time as the Program Director, she mentored residents on over 20 abstracts and in 2005 she was moved to Fellowship status in the American College of Physicians (ACP).  For her years of dedication and leadership to the state ACP, she was awarded the “Laureate Award of the West Virginia Chapter of the ACP” which honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter and the American College of Physicians.

In addition to her role as Program Director, Nuss served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at WVU Hospitals between 2008-2010.  During her tenure as VPMA, she was instrumental in establishing numerous new policies and procedures surrounding patient safety and quality and more stringent standards for credentialing of the medical staff.

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Developing new residency programs in GME-na├»ve hospitals
    • Technology in Medical Education
    • Depression in the Medically Ill
  • Of Note

    2001   Outstanding Faculty of Medicine Award, Dept. of Medicine, West Virginia University                  

    2002   Outstanding Teacher Award, Dept. of Medicine, West Virginia University       

    2004   Outstanding Teacher Award, Dept. of Medicine, West Virginia University

    2005   Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education, West Virginia University

     2008   Outstanding Teacher Award, Dept. of Medicine, West Virginia University

     2008   Laureate Award, West Virginia American College of Physicians Chapter

    2009   Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Inaugural Class, West Virginia University 

    2009   Gold Humanism Honor Society – Founding Member, West Virginia    University

     2010   Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Medicine, West Virginia University