Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University, Biomedical Engineering
Medical School: Emory University, School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Training: Naval Medical Center San Diego
Business School: Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
Board Certification: Diplomate of the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine
Dr. Susan Whitmer began her medical career as a physician in the US Navy, providing medical care to Sailors and Marines both in the United States and during a deployment to Iraq in 2009. After 10 years in the US Navy, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a Certificate in Health Sector Management and a Concentration in Strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, transitioning to a focus on quality, analytics and process improvement at HCA Physician Services Group. Dr. Whitmer pursued a more active clinical role as the Chief of Clinical Operations at an urgent care start-up—similar to her duties providing care for Marines and Sailors during daily “sick call” while overseeing the clinic and educating her corpsmen. During COVID, she moved back to Atlanta to be closer to her family. She is excited to have found another opportunity with an ideal blend of administrative and clinical medicine as well as a thriving patient population as the Interim Medical Director of Georgia State University’s Student Health Clinic. Her clinical interests include sports injuries, headaches, eye complaints and minor procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, football, ballet, playing with her two nieces, and outdoor activities, especially at her family’s lake house in North Georgia.