William H. Cleveland, MD, is a nephrologist that currently serves on the medical staff of five Atlanta hospitals and is the medical director for four Atlanta-area dialysis centers. In addition, Dr. Cleveland is also the president of Southwest Atlanta Nephrology and Nephronet, LLC.
Prior to his current positions, Dr. Cleveland was the president of the Crawford Long Hospital Medical Staff. From 1991 to 1996, he served as co-medical director for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and was a member of the International Olympic Commission. The commission honored him with a Distinguished Service Award in 1999.
Dr. Cleveland earned a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and a doctor of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University Affiliated Hospital.
Dr. Cleveland was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in 2001 by Governor Roy Barnes. He was elected to serve a one-year term as the board’s vice chair in 2006. During his tenure, Dr. Cleveland also served as chair of the Board of Regents' Committee on Academic Affairs. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of MCG Health, Inc., the private corporation that runs the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.