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Matthew Hoffman, MD Named Physician Director for Inpatient Resource Stewardship

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG) is pleased to welcome Matthew Hoffman, MD to his new role as Physician Director for Inpatient Resource Stewardship. Matt will continue to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and expand his role to enhance the delivery of Resource Stewardship in the inpatient setting.

Matt, who was born in Illinois and grew up in Michigan, has lived in Atlanta since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a brief stint in the business world, he attended Emory University for medical school, internal medicine residency, two years as a hospitalist, and a pulmonary / critical care fellowship. As a hospitalist, Matt was the physician lead for internal medicine on Emory Midtown Hospital's Morbidity and Mortality committee, and also spearheaded a quality improvement initiative to improve the use of telemetry. He joined TSPMG in August 2012.

Matt’s strong interest in systems improvement, accompanied by his many years of providing inpatient care, will help us continue delivering the right care to the right member at the right time and right place.


Dr. David Jones Named TSPMG Assistant Chief of Pediatrics

Please join The Southeast Permanente Medical Group in welcoming David Jones, MD to his new role as Assistant Chief of Pediatrics.

Dr. Jones is a well respected clinician who received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He joined TSPMG in 2001 as a pediatrician at the Kaiser Permanente Panola Medical Office.

Dr. Jones previously served as Pediatrics Lead Physician and Managing Physician at Panola. He also represented the Pediatrics Department as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, as well in the role of Physician Champion for Healthy Weight initiatives.

In addition to his new role, Dr. Jones will continue serving as Assistant to the Medical Director for UBTs, as well as the Pediatrics Lead Physician at the Sandy Springs facility, where his clinical practice is located.


TSPMG Orthopedics Now Available at Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Medical Center

William Craven, MD
Beatrice Shu, MD

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Orthopedics is now available at Kaiser Permanente. William Craven, MD is now seeing patients at the Kaiser Permanente Gwinnett Medical Center and will be joined in early 2014 by Beatrice Shu, MD.

Dr. Craven will treat all types of orthopedic problems, including sports-related injuries. A former professional football player for the Cleveland Browns and the World Football League’s Philadelphia Bell, he has treated a wide variety of professional athletes and has worked as an orthopedic consultant for Morgan State University, Tuskegee University, and Grambling State University.

Dr. Craven earned his medical degree from UCLA Medical School and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He performed his fellowship training in Orthopedics Sports Medicine at American Sports Medicine Institute. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons. Prior to joining TSPMG, he served as Medical Director for both Alliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Proactive Fitness and Physical Therapy.

Dr. Shu, who will begin seeing patients in 2014, received her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed General Surgery training at Stanford University. She stayed on at Stanford to complete her Orthopaedic Surgery residency and research fellowship before joining the faculty as a Hip Fellow/Clinical Instructor. During her time there, she won many accolades and provided care for Stanford’s nationally ranked football team. Dr. Shu has received numerous recognitions for her research publications, including the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Hip Award. She was an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellow with Atlanta Sports Medicine prior to joining TSPMG.





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