AFMA is dedicated to the professional growth and development of its members with particular emphasis on administration and coordination of health care delivery, education and research within Family Medicine Residency Programs.

AFMA Physician Advisors

AFMA’s Board of Directors is responsible for the selection of Physician Advisors for the organization who advise the board on a number of details related to AFMA decisions and activities. They participate in elements of the Fall Board meeting, including RPS speaker selection and selection of the plenary speaker for the conference. They have also committed to writing articles pertaining to pertinent topics for the AFMA newsletter throughout the year. Finally, they meet with the board during RPS each year to review what each committee has been working on, the goals of the organization and to ask questions regarding how they can better assist us in the year to come.

The collaboration allows for AFMA to play a huge role in administration of our specialty while giving us the benefit of having leaders in our field for advice when needed. It is truly a win-win situation! Our advisors for 2014-2015 include:


Gregory H. Blake, MD, MPH


University of Tennessee Medical Center
Department of Family Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway U-67
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (423) 544-9352
Fax: (423) 544-9353
[email protected]

Dr. Blake received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas in 1977. He completed his residency in family practice at Dwight David Eishenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Blake spent four years at Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia, where he was director of the Family Practice Residency Program. He joined the faculty of the University of OK, Oklahoma City, in 1984 and earned a Master of Public Health degree. Dr. Blake was Residency/Fellowship Director at the University of MI Medical Center at Jackson from 1989 until he joined the Knoxville program in 1995.

Dr. Blake currently serves as senior physician in the 134th Medical Group, TN Air National Guard. He served as commander of the 129th Medical Cleaning Company, A National Guard during Operation Desert Storm. Lieutenant Colonel Blake served as a flight surgeon for the 171 st Air Expeditionary Refueling Wing during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has completed the Army Command and General Staff College and the Air War College. Special interests include weapons of mass destruction and medical organization and readiness for natural or manmade disasters.

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John R. Bucholtz, DO

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Columbus Regional Health
Director of Medical Education
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
1900 10th Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 571-1430
Fax: (706) 571-1604
[email protected]

Dr. Bucholtz graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982 and completed a Family Practice residency at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. While on active duty he was a flight surgeon and Family Medicine residency faculty. He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 20 years of active and reserve time. He also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr Bucholtz is board certified by the both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. Dr Bucholtz has served as chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Education and served as chair of the Task Force on residency education for the first Future of Family Medicine project. Dr. Bucholtz also served many years as one of Georgia’s two delegates to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He has been elected to the Board of Directors and served as President of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD). He has served a five year term on the American Board of Family Medicine where he was a member of the executive committee and treasurer. He is Director of Medical Education for Columbus Regional Health and has been the Family Medicine residency director for its dually accredited program since 1993. Currently he is a member of the Family Medicine Review Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) responsible for accreditation standards for the country’s 460 residency programs. He holds clinical faculty appointments at numerous medical schools-Mercer, Georgia Regents University, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia campus.

William Geiger, MD


Grant Family Medicine Residency
4850 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH 43213
Phone: (614) 566-9050
Fax: (614) 566-0766
[email protected]
William Geiger, MD. Dr. Geiger received his M.D. degree from Ohio State University and completed an internship and residency at Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH. He also served in the US Navy for two years.

Dr.Geiger established a new practice, Mansfield Family Physicians in Mansfield, Ohio where he maintained a private practice from 1977-1989.

From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Geiger served as Associate Director for the Toledo Hospital Family Practice Residency. In 1995 he promoted to the role of Program Director at that same institution. In 2000, Dr. Geiger accepted the role as Program Director at Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency.

Due to his private practice experience, Dr. Geiger brings a practical and reality-based approach to his teaching. “My passion is education: creating an atmosphere of openness and flexibility, with the proper mix of challenge and support, where each individual learner can grow and mature into a highly skilled professional.”

Dr. Geiger is the 2007 recipient of the Gold Level Program Directors Recognition award from the American Academy of Family Physicians for his outstanding contribution and dedication to Family Medicine education.


Eric Skye, MD


University of Michigan
Department of Family Medicine
L2003 Women’s Hospital
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
SPC 5239
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: (734) 615-6776
Fax: (734) 615-2687
[email protected]

Graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1990 and completed his Family Medicine residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant Medical Center in 1993. Dr. Skye is a consultant with the American Academy of Family Physician’s Residency Performance Solutions group and is the Associate Chair of Education in Family Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Skye also maintains a clinical practice in Chelsea, Michigan.

Information provided by: American Academy of Family Physicians

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