Volunteer Board of Medical Advisors
James Burke II, MD – Chairman
- Dr. Burke is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Following that, he obtained fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Burke practices at Memorial University Medical Center with the Anderson Cancer Institute Surgical Associates.
Dr. Sussman received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University and completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Sussman completed his surgical residency at Memorial Medical Center and his vascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Sussman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Medical Association of Georgia. He has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mercer University Medical School. Dr. Sussman has conducted many research trials in vascular disease and is a much sought after presenter and keynote speaker.
Dr. Carney graduated cum laude from Siena College in 1991. He earned his medical degree at SUNY – Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1995. Following graduation, he entered into a general surgery residency at SUNY – Upstate Medical University Syracuse. During this time he received several awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism, Teaching and Resident Role Model, and Upstate New York chapter, American College of Surgeons Award for Best Manuscript of Original Research. Following the completion of a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Indiana University in 2004, Dr. Carney was appointed assistant professor, Department of Surgery: Division of Pediatric Surgery, SUNY- Upstate Medical University where he was involved with the clinical trial of OK-432 treating lymphatic malformations. Dr. Carney is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. He has membership in several professional medical societies and has many publications and book chapters to his credit.
Dr. Wade Fletcher became the director of the Internal Medicine residency program in 2011 after serving as our associate program director since 2007. He graduated from Duke University with honors and received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s health professions scholarship program, Dr. Fletcher completed his internal medicine residency at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS. Prior to joining the faculty of Mercer/Memorial in 2006, Dr. Fletcher was an Air Force Major serving at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD. He taught medical and P.A. students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a critical care air transport team (CCATT) physician. Dr. Fletcher is active in many initiatives and leadership roles at Memorial, but considers education his most important mission. He has been honored with multiple teaching awards from medical students, residents, and allied health students.
Dr. Hobby graduated from the University of Tennessee Memphis College of Medicine in 1998. Following that, he completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1998 – 2000; Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah in 2000 – 2001. He served as clinical instructor at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital from 2001 – 2002 while working for Goodlettsville Pediatrics, PC. Dr. Hobby was named 2009 Young Physician of the Year, Georgia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hobby practices with Pediatric Associates in Savannah, Georgia and serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Mercer University. Dr. Hobby is board certified in pediatric medicine.
Dr. Gerald Kramer, DDS