Hal Herd, M.D.

Dr. HerdAlthough originally from Franklin, Tennessee, Dr. Herd has lived with his wife and children in Gwinnett County since 1974. He has three grown daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter.  His daughter Shannon Herd Cole is a pediatrician here at Gwinnett Pediatrics.

Dr. Herd served in a leadership position with Gwinnett Medical Center for many years.  He was involved with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Finance Committee and as a Board Member of QCPI. He was president of Gwinnett Pediatrics from 1974 to 2006.

Education: B.A. in Chemistry
Vanderbilt University, 1965

M.D. Degree
Emory University School of Medicine, 1969
PostGraduate Training: Residency in Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
July 1969 - July 1972

Chief Resident in Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Hospital
July 1971 - 1972
Military Service: Major in USAF Medical Corps
Keesler AFB, Mississippi
July 1972 - July 1974
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1974

Medical License, State of Georgia
1974 to date
Hospital Staff Appointments:

Gwinnett Medical Center, 1974 to date
Vice President of Medical Staff, 1983-1984
Chief of Dept. of Pediatrics 1985, 1986, 1987, 1996

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (at Egleston) 1974-date

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1974 to date
Professional Interests: Growth, Nutrition, Childhood Obesity, and Computer Information Systems for Outpatient Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Hiking and Snow Skiing

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