B.S.N., M.S.N., M.D.
Dean, School of Medicine
Jean Sumner, M.D., who is a member of the School of Medicine's first graduating class and a practicing physician in Washington and Johnson counties, has been leading a major telehealth initiative for the School of Medicine as associate dean for rural health.
A 1986 graduate of the School of Medicine, Dr. Sumner has been a community faculty preceptor for the School of Medicine since completing her residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Navicent Health, in 1989. She has served as hospital chief of staff and nursing home medical director, as well as a board member, chair and president of numerous community and statewide professional organizations. At the state level, Dr. Sumner has served most recently as a governor-appointed member, then president and medical director, for the Georgia Composite Medical Board.