Educator Spotlight: James Bailey, MD

bailey-jamesJames Bailey, MD (Emory Division of Renal Medicine) was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from St. Francis College and received his MD from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bailey completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and completed his nephrology fellowship at Emory, joining the faculty in 1991. In the mid-’90s, he received an award for teaching on the internal medicine service from the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Dr. Bailey’s research has centered on nutrition and muscle metabolism, and he has written extensively on these areas. Clinically, he has been involved in dialysis studies and written reviews in that area, as well. Since 2002, he has been director of the renal fellowship program and participated in the development of the nephrology in-service exam. More recently, he has served as director of the renal module for Emory University School of Medicine. He enjoys teaching medical students and house staff at all levels, particularly on a one-on-one basis. Outside of work, he enjoys running, swimming, traveling, and walking his dogs, Sunshine and Sweetie.


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The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.