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Margaret Kottke, MD, named Chief of Dermatology

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that Margaret Kottke, MD has been named as our new Chief of Dermatology. She takes over the role previously held by John Strickler, MD, who stepped away to concentrate on his clinical responsibilities and his leadership role as our Physician Director of Procedural Specialties.

Dr. Kottke is very enthusiastic and brings an analytical and measured approach to her well thought out plans.  She is excited to take on this role and I have no doubt she will thrive in this position.

Dr. Kottke received her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in Dermatology. She joined TSPMG in 2008 and currently sees patients in the Gwinnett and Crescent Centre MOBs.

Please join us in welcoming Margaret to her new role.





Ken Aden, MD, Named TSPMG Associate Chief of Otolaryngology

TSPMG is pleased to announce that Ken Aden, MD has been named Associate Chief of Otolaryngology. In this newly created position, he will work with the Chief of the department, Jim Lucarini, MD, who also serves as the Physician Director of Surgical Specialties.

Dr. Aden is a strong advocate for TSPMG. He clearly has passion about our medical group and a strong desire to help make us successful. As co-lead of the department's UBT, he demonstrated leadership and an ability to work with his coworkers and accomplish goals.

Dr. Aden received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed a surgical internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver and his residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota. He joined TSPMG in 1992.

Please join us in congratulating Ken on his new role and thanking him for his dedication to the department.



David Jones, MD, Named Chief of Pediatrics

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group is pleased to announce that David Jones, MD has accepted the role of Chief of Pediatrics, effective immediately. He has served as the Interim Chief since Catherine Dragstedt, MD, stepped down from the Chief role last fall to dedicate more time to her clinical work.

Dr. Jones has done a great job as interim chief, working to help the department function more efficiently and making some difficult decisions. He is enthusiastic about his role and we look forward to working with him as he develops and institutes his vision for the department.

Dr. Jones received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He has held several leadership roles since joining TSPMG in 2001, including managing physician for Panola & Stonecrest and as Regional Co-Lead for UBTs.

Please join us in welcoming David to his new role and wishing him all the best.



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