Northeast Georgia Medical Center Matches First Class of Cardiovascular Disease Fellows

Published: Monday, December 6, 2021

Six new physicians will soon see local cardiology patients, thanks to a new medical education program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).

Earlier this week, NGMC faculty and staff learned which physicians will be in the inaugural class of the hospital’s cardiovascular disease fellowship program and begin seeing patients on July 1, 2022:

Cardiovascular Disease Fellows –Residency and Residency Location/Medical School

  • Alex Matthew Adams, DO
    • Residency: Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA
    • Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN
  • Emmanuel Olayiwola Amoran, MD
    • Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
    • Medical School: Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, Hungary
  • Priyadarshini Dixit, MD
    • Residency: Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, MI
    • Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India
  • Sheriff Dodoo, MD
    • Residency: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
    • Medical School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jacob Youngtaik Mok, MD
    • Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
    • Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
  • Daisy Abela Ngwainmbi, MD
    • Residency: ECU/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC
    • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Barbados

 “These fellows will work side-by-side with physicians at Georgia Heart Institute and become an impactful part of our care team,” said Dr. Ugochukwu O. Egolum, program director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program. “As a recognized cardiac center of excellence, we will leverage our exceptional accomplishments in clinical care, research, innovation and education to train the future leaders of cardiovascular care for our region and beyond.”

To become a board-certified cardiologist, doctors must complete a three-year residency program in internal medicine before beginning a cardiology fellowship – which also lasts three years.

“The timing is perfect to have cardiovascular disease fellows joining our physician work force” says John E. Delzell, MD, vice president of Medical Education for Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Designated Institutional Official for NGMC. “With the launch of Georgia Heart Institute just this fall, the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship will complement the commitment of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) to provide exceptional heart health for generations.”

NGMC also anticipates welcoming its inaugural class of physician residents in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry on July 1, 2022. NGMC is poised to be one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the state by 2024. The idea is to train the physician leaders of tomorrow right here in Hall County, so that they will stay to practice in this region and the state.

Learn more about NGMC’s fellowship program at To learn more about Georgia Heart Institute, visit



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, Georgia Heart Institute and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. Learn more at