LeRoy M. Graham, Jr., MD
Dr. LeRoy M. Graham, Jr., is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine and Associate Staff Physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.. He is a former partner at Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, PC, a private practice in Atlanta. Dr. Graham’s articles and abstracts have been published in Chest, Journal of the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Review of Respiratory Disease, Pediatrics and Journal of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Graham is currently the CEO and Medical Director of Bridge Atlanta Medical Center which is Atlanta’s newest charitable health center and the first to offer both primary and specialty medical care to the underserved. Dr. Graham is also the founder and medical director of Not One More Life, Inc. (NOML), a not for profit (501c3) organization which partners with communities of faith and schools to provide free programs of screening, education, referral and outcome monitoring to address the disparities in morbidity and mortality attributable to asthma and other lung diseases in high risk groups to include children, urban minority populations, women and the poor. NOML is expanding nationally from its Atlanta, GA base with 19 cities around the US replicating the NOML model. NOML opened the first charitable asthma and COPD clinic in Atlanta, GA in the fall of 2009..
Dr. Graham is a trustee of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. He also serves as Vice Chair of the ATS Health Equality Committee and is a member of the ATS Clinician Advisory Committee. Dr. Graham is also a past member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) where he also served on the ACCP’s Diversity Task Force. Dr. Graham also served as the medical director of the Inner City Asthma Alliance, a joint effort between Not One More Life, Inc and the One Breath Foundation of the ACCP. This alliance provided both on-line and live continuing medical education for primary care providers who care for populations characterized by disparities in morbidity and mortality attributable to asthma and other lung diseases.
Dr. Graham also developed one of the first Sickle Cell Pulmonary Clinics in the US in partnership with the AFLAC Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta caring for children with early manifestations of Sickle Chronic Lung Disease.
Dr. Graham received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. where he was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Graham completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, and he completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. In addition, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary research at the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory of the Webb Waring Lung Institute in Denver.
Dr. Graham retired from the US Army Medical Corps in 1993. He served as Brigade Surgeon of the 2nd Brigade of the 1rst Infantry Division in Operation Desert Storm for which he received the Bronze Star and the Combat Medical Badge (CMB)
He is married to Dr. Patrice Gaspard and together they have two children, Arianne Marie and LeRoy Maxwell III. The Grahams are members of Victory World Church in Norcross, GA.
Dr. Michael Blaiss
Michael Blaiss, MD, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and executive medical director of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. He was Chief Resident at University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, and completed a fellowship in allergy/immunology at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He is past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He served as treasurer of the American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a past member of the Board of Directors of the World Allergy Organization and past president of the Tennessee and Louisiana Societies of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Blaiss has published more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed articles and presented at more than 500 meetings and seminars throughout the world. In addition, he has been a member of the editorial boards for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, World Allergy Organization Journal, Journal of Asthma, Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Hypersensitivity, and American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy..
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Michael S. Blaiss, MD, FACAAI
Executive Medical Director
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Joey Low, MD FCP FAAP
Atlanta native since 1992.
Completed medical school and pediatrics residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. Completed pediatric endocrinology fellowship in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine. Has been at Van Meter Pediatric Endocrinology since 2010 with staff privileges at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
He is married to his beautiful wife and they have 3 wonderful children the youngest of whom has special needs . All three are an amazing blessing in their parents’ lives.
He is involved in his church ministry with special interest in working with youth and young adults. He has been a long time youth counselor and has been a Student Ministry Deacon.