Family Medicine Residency Program Director Recognized as Among Best in GME

October 29, 2021 - The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has selected Nikhil Hemady, MD, FAAFP, director of the family medicine residency program at Pontiac General Hospital, as a 2022 recipient of its Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award. This ACGME award recognizes program directors who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs and served as exemplary role models for residents.

Dr. Hemady and the other 2022 ACGME award winners will be featured during the ACGME Annual Education Conference, being held virtually March 30-Apr. 1, 2022.

Dr. Hemady has served as Pontiac General Hospital Family Medicine Residency program director for the past 14 years. He practices family medicine at Honor Community Health, a federally qualified health center in Pontiac, where he also serves as chief medical officer.

Other accomplishments include serving on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee and is a representative of the American Board of Family Medicine to the ABIM.

He earned his medical degree from Rural Medical College, University of Pune in India, completed residency at Pontiac General Hospital, and achieved the AAFP Degree of Fellow in 2003.