Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fulton County Welcomes Two Top Doctors to Health Services

Dr. David Sarnow
Two highly respected members of the medical profession have assumed leadership roles in the Fulton County Department of Health Services. They are Dr. David Sarnow, who effective today is the new Deputy Health Director, and Dr. David Holland, recently named the new Chief Clinical Officer for the Communicable Disease Prevention Branch of the Health Services Department.

County Manager Dick Anderson says, "Both of these exceptional medical professionals join Fulton County at a critical time and will undoubtedly make significant contributions to our strategic priority of public health."

Arriving directly from his most recent assignment as Chief of Aerospace Medicine in the United States Air Force, Dr. Sarnow has over 20 years of experience in the field of Public Health in both the civilian and military arenas. His most recent assignment has been as a Preventive Medicine physician and Public Health Emergency Officer at Little Rock Air Force base in Arkansas. His military career has taken him to bases in New Mexico, Texas, Alabama and Florida here at home and to South Korea, Iraq and Japan abroad.
Dr. David Holland
Preventing disease is a primary mission of Fulton County Health Services and Dr. Sarnow's focus on applying preventive medicine standards and planning ways to mitigate health hazards makes him a "good fit" for the County's integrated care system of delivering services. In addition, Dr. Sarnow has extensive managerial experience as well as training in medical emergency preparedness. He holds an M.D. degree from the University of South Florida, a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and a Bachelor's degree from Emory University.

Dr. Holland is no stranger to Fulton Health Services. Following his residency training at Emory University where he also earned his M.D. degree, he served as Fulton's Tuberculosis Clinic physician from August 2001 to June 2006. As Chief Clinical Officer of the Communicable Disease Prevention Branch, he will oversee the operations of the tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and Ryan White HIV clinics. Dr. Holland completed his specialty training in Infectious Diseases at Duke University, where he was on faculty for five years and also served as a Medical Consultant for the North Carolina TB Program. He returned to Atlanta in 2014 to accept a position on faculty at Emory, where he has resumed work in the Fulton County TB Clinic. Dr. Holland has also served as a Medical Consultant for the Georgia TB Program.

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