• Family Medicine, Program Director
    Sports Medicine, Women’s Health, Diversity and Cultural Competency, Healthcare Policy, Resident and Student Education

  • Family Medicine, Associate Director
    Academic Vice Chairman, Family Medicine, Mercer
    University School of Medicine

  • Family Medicine, Clinical Clerkship Director

  • Family Medicine, Clinical Director

    Additional Faculty

  • Ellis
    Keith Ellis, M.D.
    Preceptor, Geriatrics, Splinting, Casting, Suturing, Resident and Student Education

    Dr. Ellis earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine and did his residency at Medical Center Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He served as director of Memorial’s Family Practice Residency Program from 1987 to 2001. He retired in 2001 from serving as professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine -- Savannah campus. Dr. Ellis is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010 he was presented a Georgia Medical Society Health Care Heroes Award.

    Richard R. Hightower, M.D.
    Geriatrics Specialist

    Dr. Hightower earned his medical degree from Mercer University School Of Medicine and did his residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Dr. Hightower is board-certified in family medicine.

    Steve Livingston, Ph.D., LMFT
    Behavioral Medicine Scientist

    Dr. Livingston earned his doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University, Tallahassee. He served as director and associate professor of the family therapy graduate program at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon/Atlanta, prior to joining the family medicine faculty at Memorial. Previously, he served as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in marriage and family counseling at Barry University in Orlando, Florida, and as adjunct faculty for Florida State University’s School of Social Work. Dr. Livingston was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists in 2011 and currently serves as vice chair of the board. He holds Georgia licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

    Allison Andrews, P.A.
    Physician Assistant

    Allison earned her physician assistant degree at South University in Savannah. She also has a Bachelor's of Health Sciences from Armstrong State University, Savannah. She has experience in integrative medicine, prevention, and wellness; obstetrics and gynecology; family practice; emergency medicine; pediatrics; surgery; psychiatry; and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.