MSM Names Antoine Chief Medical Officer, Sutton Associate Dean


Gregory Antoine, MD Named Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Morehouse School of Medicine

Prominent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon comes to Atlanta from Fayetteville, N.C. VA Medical Center

Gregory Antoine, MDATLANTA – September 3, 2019 –  Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes the school’s new Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Gregory Antoine, MD. In this role, Dr. Antoine will develop and drive strategies to improve health outcomes through MSM’s clinical enterprise, which includes the Morehouse Healthcare clinical practice, hospital partners, the Veterans Administration services and all clinical departments. 

“We are excited to have someone with such extensive experience, as well as the academic medicine breadth and depth as that of Dr. Antoine, to lead our growing clinical arm,” said MSM President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD. “His wide-ranging knowledge and expertise will benefit the school as we continue to expand our reach and build bridges from health to health equity.”

Dr. Antoine comes to MSM from Fayetteville, N.C. where he served as chief of staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For 12 years, Dr. Antoine was chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery and associate professor of surgery- otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Boston University’s School of Medicine. He also served as an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Dr. Antoine is a graduate of Jackson State University. He obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After receiving his MD, he went on to pursue training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Antoine completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

A veteran of both the Navy and the Army, the retired colonel also holds several non-medical degrees. He earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Master of Project and Program Management from Brandeis University. He is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of University Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Erica Sutton, MD Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Affiliations at Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Sutton to Lead the Expansion of New Dual-Degree Programs and Academic Partnerships Across Georgia


Erica Sutton, MDATLANTA – September 3, 2019 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes the school’s first Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Affiliations Erica Sutton, MD. In this newly created role, Dr. Sutton will lead the expansion of MSM relationships with colleges and healthcare facilities in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia for combined degree programs, expanded clinical affiliations for education, the development of the Columbus campus, and the foundation for the development of an Albany campus.

“Dr. Sutton not only comes with the necessary skills, she has the energy and passion to take on this very significant position,” said MSM President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD. “She is a leader that brings together ideas, people, and institutions for innovative programming and affiliations that both advance the mission, as well as the institution.”

Dr. Sutton comes to MSM from Louisville, KY where she served as assistant dean for the Medical Education/Clinical Skills Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, medical director for the Paris Simulation Center, chief of Department of Surgery at Jewish Hospital, as well as a tenured associate professor in the Hiram C. Polk, Jr. MD Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Dr. Sutton is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. She obtained her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  After receiving her MD, she completed her surgical training and fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Surgery in Baltimore.

Dr. Sutton is also president and founder of Surgery on Sunday Louisville (SOSL), a nonprofit founded in 2013 to provide free surgery to people who are uninsured or underinsured.  With the aid of over 500 volunteers, SOSL has provided much needed surgical care to nearly 800 people in its six-year history.  The organization has sponsored activities in three states - Kentucky, Indiana, and Massachusetts and this month SOSL will host its first national conference, the Health Equity and Literacy in Colon Cancer Conference.