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The Commission on Accreditation of Pastoral and Psychotherapy (CAPPT) is a specialized body that accredits post-graduate training in Clinical Pastoral Education/Training (CPE/T) and Pastoral Psychotherapy training programs in the United States as well as internationally.

J David Baxter, M.D., FACP

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J David Baxter, M.D., FACP, parents met at Mercer University in the 1950’s, and David was born in North Carolina where his dad was attending seminary.   The family returned to Mableton, Georgia where he spent his childhood and young adulthood.

 He attended Pebblebrook High School where he was Valedictorian, graduated from Georgia State University Magna Cum Laude in biology, and then attended the Medical College of Georgia where he graduated in 1984  He was named to the AOA medical honor society at the Medical College of Georgia.  

His completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, where he also completed a fourth year chief residency.  

He joined the teaching faulty of Georgia Baptist on his graduation and was soon named associate program director in the section of internal medicine.  After several years at Georgia Baptist teaching and practicing, he spent a period of time in private practice.  

He returned to teaching in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.   He served as Associate Program director of the section of Internal Medicine, and then transitioned to Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine. He became the Year 3 Program director at the School of Medicine in 2012 and continues in that role.  

He currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the section of internal medicine, and his teaching and publication interests are primarily in the area of ethics and professionalism.  

He has received numerous teaching awards, the Gold Humanism Society Award, and attending of the year at Georgia Baptist Medical Center and Memorial University Medical Center.   

His wife Ann, of almost 38 years is a native of Georgia and they have three grown children.   

A long time Southern Baptist, he remains involved at the local level as an elder in his church, and has served at the national level on the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.