Primary Care Physicians

Primary Care Physicians

Emory Healthcare's Primary Care Physician team is a part of the growing Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. We have primary care career opportunities in the ambulatory or hospital setting and at The Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Both faculty and non-faculty opportunities exist in urban and suburban Atlanta locations. Some of our include employer-based health solutions and VA teleprimary care outreach to rural areas.

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of healthcare. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. They are empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.


As one of the leading academic medical systems, we are eager to share what we learn with other hospitals around the country, and the world, to define a new standard of care for humankind. We believe that, ultimately, we’re all in this together.

Contact Us

To learn more about our opportunities, contact Brittani (McKeever) Pierre at or call  404-778-5547.

Physician Resources

As part of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory Healthcare provides access to a multitude of resources designed to assist medical providers in providing quality health care. Emory physician resources include various publications, medical education programs and open clinical trials information. Emory Healthcare’s Community Outreach Liaisons are available to assist clinicians access subspecialized services.

Leadership Team

Physicians are naturally born leaders and as a newly employed physician at Emory Healthcare we offer physician guidance and leadership through every step of the way. Whether you have questions on your daily routine, your expectations or just have a question, our primary care leadership team is here to guide you along the way.

Theodore M. Johnson II, MD - Professor & Chair

Dr. Johnson graduated from Northwestern Medical School (1990), Chicago, IL, with residency and fellowship training (1997) at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC. He has been an Emory faculty member since 1997 and currently serves as the Director of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics and Chair of the Family and Preventive Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Christopher M. Masi, MD, Ph.D., FACP – Medical Director

Dr. Masi is board certified in internal medicine and is Professor in the Department of Medicine, where he serves as Medical Director of Primary Care. He received his MD from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He joined Emory University in 2017. His clinical research focuses on chronic disease management and the social determinants of health. This work has been supported by federal, state, and foundation research grants. Dr. Masi’s current focus is optimizing health system performance by achieving the quadruple aim of improving the health of populations, enhancing the patient experience, controlling health care costs, and increasing joy in medicine among providers and staff.

Tina-Ann Thompson, MD - Program Lead

Dr. Thompson received her Bachelor of Science from Yale University in 1996, her medical degree at Boston University in 2001, and graduated from the Emory Family Medicine residency in 2004. In 2006 she purchased Rockbridge Family Medicine, which soon expanded into two locations. In 2015, she became Medical Director-Clinical Services for the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, and in 2016, the Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care. Dr. Thompson now serves as Program Lead, Emory Primary Care where she shares oversight of all primary care practices in The Emory Clinic and Emory Specialty Associates. She is board certified in family medicine.

Frederick E. Turton, MD, MBA, MACP - Medical Director

Dr. Turton is a Medical Director of Primary Care and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Before coming to Emory he practiced in Sarasota, Florida for 27 years where he gained experience forming a large medical group, hospital management and leading an independent practice association. He also has extensive experience in professional medical associations having served in the American College of Physicians (ACP) as Governor for Florida and is currently Chair Emeritus of the ACP Board of Regents. He is board certified in internal medicine.