Shelley Nuss

Campus Dean

Shelley Nuss

Campus Dean

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of MCG-UGA Medical Partnership

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Other Duties

Campus Assoc. Dean for Graduate Medical Education, MCG-UGA Medical Partnership


Dr. Nuss serves as the Campus Dean of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership as well as the DIO and Associate Dean for GME.

  • (706) 713-2183
  • Winnie Davis Hall Room 202, Athens, GA


  • MD, Medicine West Virginia University, 1992

  • BS, Pharmacy Purdue University, 1987


  • GME Leadership Certificate AAMC, 2012

  • Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1999

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine ABIM, 1998

  • GA medical license GA Composite Medical Brd, 2010

  • DEA License: BN5240471 1997

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2010

  • BLS 2015

  • PA Medical License #64687 State of GA, 2010

  • West Virginia 1994

Awards & Honors

  • Champion of Humanistic Care during COVID-19 GHHS, 2021

  • Mark Silverman Award Georgia Chapter American College of Physicians, 2019

  • MCG Exemplary Teaching Award 2018-2019 MCG, 2019

  • 2017-2018 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award MCG, 2018

  • 15-16 MCG Exemplary Teacher Award MCG, 2017


Selected Recent Publications

  • Revealing Geospatial Disparities of Medical School Applicants for Understanding rural Physician Shortage, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Rurality and Origin-Destination Trajectories of Medical School Application and Matriculation in the United States, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Using Mobile Technology to Support Physician and Student Learning as Part of Patient Care., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Development of Newly Recruited Clinical Teachers at a Regional Medical School Campus, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • iPad experience during clinical rotations from seven medical schools in the United States: Lessons learned., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Technology and medical education, resident and student wellness, depression and exercise, primary care

College Service

  • CQI Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, Medical Education and Advisory Committee (MEAC) 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search Committe Sr Assoc Dean for UME 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Regional Macy Foundation GME Conference Planning Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • UAG Preventive Measures Advisory Board 2020 - Present

    Role: Special Institutional Assignment
  • UGA Medical Oversight Taskforce 2020 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • GRU Governance and Communication Committee 2012 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Board of Regents GME Expansion Project Lead 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American College of Physicians 2005 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Mercy Health Center 2011 - 2021

    Role: Other
  • AAMC Group on Resident Affairs, Steering Committee Member 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • AHEC Board of Directors 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • St. Mary's Hospital CME Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • GREAT Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Chair
  • Mercy Clinic Faculty 2011 - Present

    Role: Other