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Nicole Nunga, MD

Lead Hospitalist

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"At CTCA, we are ready to go the extra mile for our patients. We do not only focus on their medical diagnosis and treatment. We have a holistic approach, which makes us unique."

- Nicole Nunga, MD
Nicole Nunga, MD

Medical Degree

  • Free University of Berlin, Germany

Internship / Residency

  • Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Certification(s)

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Practicing Since: 2008

Dr. Nicole Nunga wants to make you smile. As a doctor, her priorities are listening to her patients and making them comfortable medically, emotionally and physically.

Certified in internal medicine, Dr. Nunga is Lead Hospitalist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Newnan, Georgia. She joined the hospital in 2012. As Lead Hospitalist, Dr. Nunga serves as a transition coordinator and case manager for inpatients. She is responsible for bringing new hospitalists onto the team, working with the nursing unit to ensure efficiency and quality patient care, and representing the inpatient unit at various meetings.

While she has several administrative responsibilities, Dr. Nunga’s focus is always on the patient. In practice, she co-manages patients with their medical, radiation and surgical oncologists. Dr. Nunga says she is glad she found her niche at CTCA, where she can spend as much time as needed with patients without being rushed.

“I want to be an anchor for patients so they can reach out to me or my team at any time with any questions,” says Dr. Nunga. “At CTCA, we are ready to go the extra mile for our patients. We do not only focus on their medical diagnosis and treatment. We have a holistic approach, which makes us unique.”

Dr. Nunga has worked as a hospitalist since 2008, practicing in Atlanta and other Georgia cities. She completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta in 2008.

During her residency, Dr. Nunga won a leadership award to complete an elective in public health and preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She also received a Certificate of Excellence in Primary Care Clinic.

In addition, while at Morehouse, she was granted a travel award from the National Institute of Health for educational goals, research, accomplishments and academic commitments. She attended the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Hawaii. At the convention, Dr. Nunga presented on the “Role of Financial Class/Insurance in Chronic Utilization of the ER.”

Dr. Nunga attended medical school at Free University of Berlin, Germany, from 1993 to 2000. She had two-month internships during 1999 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The internship at the University of Michigan was the result of an award Dr. Nunga won from Free University for outstanding performance on the German Medical Boards.

Between 2000 and 2005, Dr. Nunga was a research supervisor for a California surgical center focused on obesity. In 2008, Dr. Nunga and her colleagues were published in the American Journal of Case Reports for their article titled, “A Rare Case of Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in a Black Male.” Dr. Nunga’s work on obesity and bariatric surgery has appeared in multiple publications.

Dr. Nunga is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Georgia Medical Association, Morehouse School of Medicine Residency Association and Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Nunga is fluent in German and French.

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