Dr. James M. Poindexter Jr.
James M. Poindexter Jr., MD, FACS, RPVI has unparalleled experience in the field of vascular surgery. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in his home state of Illinois, Dr. Poindexter completed his medical degree at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. He served as a surgical intern at Louisiana State University Hospital and completed a residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas before becoming surgical and chief resident at the University of Connecticut. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship training at New York Medical College. He then served first as an Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor of Surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine, providing clinical instruction to Morehouse and Emory University residents at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Board-Certified in surgery and licensed in both Georgia and Missouri, Dr. Poindexter's focus on vascular surgery and treatment began when he opened his private clinical practice in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989. Dr. Poindexter's Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory was one of the first to receive full accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission on the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. It is regularly used in the clinical evaluation of vascular conditions. Dr. Poindexter continues to serve as an attending vascular surgeon at both Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.
From January of 2009 until December 2010, he served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center. At one point, he served Chief of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Residency Training at Atlanta Medical Center. He is also the founder, co-owner and Medical Director of The Premier HealthCare Network, LLC. In addition to his extensive medical training, Dr. Poindexter attended the Group Practice Governance Leadership Institute, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Dr. Poindexter has been recognized for his professional acumen with numerous awards, among them the J.P. Wilson Surgical Attending of the Year Award from the Atlanta Medical Center and the Georgia Baptist Medical Center. He holds membership in an array of professional organizations, including the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Atlanta Vascular Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Atlanta Medical Association, the Medical Association of Georgia and Atlanta, the National Medical Association, the Peripheral Vascular Society, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Society of Vascular Technology, the Southern Medical Association, the International College of Surgeons, and the International Society for Endovascular Surgery. He is a nominee for the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).