Interim Director of NCPC/Professor
Morehouse School of Medicine
National Center for Primary Care (NCPC)
720 Westview Drive SW
Biographical Sketch: Dr. George Rust is deputy director of the National Center
for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The NCPC mission is to promote excellence in communityoriented
care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans.
Dr. Rust received his medical degree from Loyola University
School of Medicine and completed his residency training
in Family Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He
is board-certified in both family practice and preventive medicine.
Dr. Rust was the founding director of the Morehouse
School of Medicine Faculty Development Program, which
has expanded to conduct executive faculty development for minority faculty across the nation. He also served as acting chairman of the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and, in 1994, was
named Family Practice Educator of the Year by the Georgia
Academy of Family Physicians. Before coming to Morehouse School of Medicine in 1991, Dr. Rust served for six years as medical director of a large community and migrant health center in central Florida. Dr.
Rust is the author of numerous publications and is a frequent
presenter on clinical topics, as well as on teaching, grant writing,
and research. His passion is for improving primary health
care for underserved populations.