Max Stachura is one of our consulting Medical Directors.
Dr. Stachura received his B.A. degree from Hamilton College in 1961 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1965. He served his medical residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, interrupted by two years of US Public Health Service duty in the General Clinical Research Centers Branch of the National Institutes of Health. After an NIH-sponsored fellowship in Endocrinology, he served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Chicago, where he won an NIH Career Development Award in 1976. In 1981, he became Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Metabolic and Endocrine Disease at both the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Health Sciences University) and its affiliated VA Medical Center. He was named the Medical College of Georgia’s Outstanding Faculty Member in 1987, and is currently a tenured professor in the GHSU Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. He was appointed to his current position as Director of the Center for Telehealth at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1995, and in 1997 was named the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Telemedicine. He continues to practice and teach neuroendocrinology, general endocrinology, and diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Stachura has been Principal Investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, other government, and foundation grants. He has published more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts in the fields of neuroendocrinology and telemedicine / telehealth. He serves as Associate Editor for the journals Telemedicine and e-Health and the International Journal of Telemedicine and Application and Associate Editor for Medicine for the Journal of the Association of Vascular Access. He has been Visiting Professor at several US universities, is a consultant to industry, and has served as an academic and government consultant in telemedicine and telehealth in Brazil, Canada, Israel, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, and Sweden. He is an Advisory Board Member for iCons in Medicine, a global telehealth and humanitarian volunteer alliance.