Michelle A. Nuss, MD, FACP

Michelle A. Nuss, MD, FACP

Michelle A. Nuss, MD, FACP
Michelle A. Nuss, MD, FACP

Campus Dean
Designated Institutional Official
Campus Associate Dean for GME

Winnie Davis Hall 202, 108 Spear Road, Athens, GA 30602


Michelle Nuss, MD is the AU/UGA Medical Partnership’s Campus Dean. She is also serves as the Associate Dean for GME and Designated Institutional Official for 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, in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Nuss attended undergraduate school at Purdue University receiving a BS in Pharmacy and practiced pharmacy in Cleveland, Ohio before attending medical school at West Virginia University (WVU). She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at WVU where she also served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Nuss has taught medical students and residents for nearly 20 years and has served as Program Director for the Internal Medicine and Med/Psych programs at WVU as well as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at WVU Hospital prior to being recruited to Athens, GA. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching and leadership awards throughout her career.

Since moving to Athens in 2010, Dr. Nuss has been teaching medical students and Internal Medicine residents at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. In her current role, she is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the campus which currently educates 40 students per year – a total of 160 medical students across the 4 years of curriculum. Dr. Nuss still enjoys seeing patients alongside residents and students here in Athens.


Internship and Residency: Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, West Virginia University

MD, West Virginia University

BS in Pharmacy with Honors, Purdue University

Honors / Awards / Achievements

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Laureate Award, WV ACP Chapter
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society – Founding Member, WVU
MCG Exemplary Teaching Award

Selected Publications

Hill, Nuss, Cervero, Gaines, Middendorf, Mishra. Using Mobile Technology to Support Physician and Third-Year Medical Student Learning as part of Patient Care.  Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR). Accepted for publication December 2018.

Nuss, Hill, Cervero, Gaines, Middendorf. The Development of Newly Recruited Clinical Teachers at a Regional Medical School Campus. Journal of Regional Medical Campus, Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2018.https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/jrmc/article/view/1041

Nuss, Hill, Cervero, Gaines.  Using Mobile Technology to Support Physician and Student Learning as Part of Patient Care. Presented. E-Learn 2017. Vancouver, British Columbia, October 17-20, 2017.

Kalie Deutsch, Julie K. Gaines, Janette R. Hill & Michelle A. Nuss (2016): iPad experience during clinical rotations from seven medical schools in the United States: Lessons learned, Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2016.1170778

Nuss, Buckley, Robinson. A Statewide Strategy for Expanding Graduate Medical Education be Establishing New Teaching Hospitals and Residency Programs. Academic Medicine, (Print) Sept. 2015:Vol 90, No. 9, (Online): July 2015: http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/publishahead/A_Statewide_Strategy_for_Expanding_Graduate.98760.aspx

Nuss, Buckley. Georgia’s innovative response to GME expansion. Medical Association of Georgia Journal, April 2015

Hill, Nuss, Cervero, Gaines, Middendorf. Medical Student Use of iPads in Negotiated and Informal Online Learning: Link Theory to Practice. Journal of Cyber Education, Vol. 8, No. 2, 107, 2014.

Nuss et al.  Real-time use of the iPad by third-year medical students for clinical decision support and learning: a mixed methods study. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspective 2014, Available at: 4:25184 – http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/article/view/25184

Scholarship & Research

Developing new residency programs in GME-naïve hospitals
Technology in Medical Education
Depression in the Medically Ill
Exercise and Depression

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