During the June Board meeting, the Georgia Composite Medical Board voted to select Matthew W. Norman, MD, as chair for 2022-2023. Andrew B. Reisman, MD, was also elected to serve as vice chair.

Dr. Norman is a psychiatrist in an Atlanta-based private practice and previously served as vice chair of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. He also teaches as an adjunct associate professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a past president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Norman holds a medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine and completed his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry, both at Emory University. Norman and his wife, English, live in Atlanta with their children: Reese, Owen, and Jane Ellen.

Dr. Reisman is a family medicine physician practicing with Longstreet Clinic in Oakwood, Ga. He is a past president of the Medical Association of Georgia and has professional affiliations with the Hall County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the Georgia Academy of Family Practitioners. Reisman earned his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his residency at the University of Maryland. He lives in Gainesville with his wife, Hall County Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Reisman, and their children: Robert, Charlie, and Caroline.

Norman succeeds Despina D. Dalton, MD, whose term as chair concluded on June 30. The term for Drs. Norman and Reisman starts on July 1, and will extend through June 30, 2023.