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Frances E. Ferguson, MD, MPH

Physician, Director of Research
Albany Area Primary Healthcare

Dr. Frances Ferguson is currently a full-time Physician and Director of Research at Albany Area Primary Healthcare.

Dr. Ferguson attended college and medical school at Howard University in Washington, DC from 1981-1989; and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center from 1989-1992.

From 1992-2001, Dr. Ferguson was a physician with Albany Area Primary Health Care, becoming the Medical Director in 1996. Dr. Ferguson has also been a physician at Caswell Center in North Carolina and Kaiser Permanente in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Dr. Ferguson earned her MPH degree from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta in December 2003. From 2003-2004, she was the Medical Director of Physicians Eldercare in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

From 2004-2009, Dr. Ferguson was the Medical Officer/Program Director for Minority Health Research Coordination, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ferguson was also the chairperson for the Minority Affairs Advisory Committee and the Program Director for the Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons.


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