James Hotz, MD, MACP
Albany Area Primary Health Care
Community Health Center Strategic Priority Team Chair
Thirty-nine years ago, Dr. Jim Hotz founded Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC), a community health center with 21 clinical sites serving over 36,000 poor and rural patients in Southwest Georgia. He still has an active clinical practice at AAPHC where he serves as Clinical Services Director. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Mercer University’s School of Medicine and is the former chairman of the Board of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Community Health Centers. He has published numerous scientific articles with a special interest in cancer screening.
Dr. Hotz currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia and is chair of Steering Committee of the Georgia State Cancer Plan, the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and is co-chair of the Community Health Center Task Group of the NCCRT. He has a BA from Cornell University in Chemistry, and a MD from Ohio State University. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Emory University School of Medicine.