GRU includes nine colleges and schools and is Georgia's only public academic health center.
Dr. Azziz also serves as Chairman of the Boards of the GR Health System and the GR Medical Center, responsible for the coordination and alignment of the entire clinical enterprise; and is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Medicine at Georgia Regents Medical Center.
Georgia Regents Health System includes:
Medical College of Georgia,
(the 13th oldest and 10th largest medical school in the nation)
College of Dental Medicine,
(the only one in Georgia and one of the largest in the country)
College of Nursing,
(awarding the highest number of graduate degrees in nursing in the state)
College of Allied Health Sciences
The Graduate School
Since assuming his leadership role, Dr. Azziz has focused on advancing the university’s education, research, and clinical programs; re-energizing philanthropy; and expanding GRU’s state, national and global reach. He has strengthened the university’s commitment to civic and scholarly engagement, embraced sustainability, and fostered collaborative partnerships both within and outside the university community.
In previous positions, Dr. Azziz served as a transformational leader of multiple institutions, including the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to maintaining a nationally recognized clinical practice, Dr. Azziz led institution-wide initiatives to measure and improve faculty productivity, new faculty development and retention, and academic excellence. He is an internationally recognized clinical translational researcher, developing an important research program into androgen-excess disorders in women, which has been funded by the NIH since 1988.
A native of Uruguay and an accomplished artist, Dr. Azziz brings a global and creative spirit to his leadership of Georgia Regents University. He and his wife, Cindy, are enjoying life in the South with their children, Ashlee, Jonathon, and Mallory, and their dog, Arlo..