MAG welcomes new Correctional Medicine Director     

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) recently hired Mark A. Reitman as its director of Correctional Medicine.

“We are fortunate and genuinely excited to have Mark join MAG in this capacity,” says MAG Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. “Correctional medicine is an important part of MAG’s mission. Mark has an exemplary resume and skill set, and he has a vision for how MAG can expand its program.”

Palmisano was also quick to thank and applaud Reitman’s predecessor, Clyde Maxwell, who recently retired after running the program for more than 20 years.

“We collectively owe Clyde Maxwell a huge debt of gratitude,” Palmisano says. “He has been a staple in the correctional medicine arena in Georgia – and he has worked with our physician leaders to build a solid foundation that will last for generations.”  

Reitman had been an administrator with Augusta University’s Correctional HealthCare division (GCHC) since 2009. In addition to his day-to-day roles there, Reitman oversaw clinical nursing preceptorship programs at Chamberlain and Brenau universities. He also helped to establish the ‘Motherhood Beyond Bars’ program, which was part of the Emory-Rollins School of Public Health’s ‘Urban Health’ initiative that addresses key issues – including childbirth education and postpartum health.

It is also worth noting that GCHC won two prestigious awards during Reitman’s tenure, including MAG’s Bliven Award for excellence in correctional medicine in 2016 and the Georgia Department of Correction’s Center of the Year award in 2015.

Reitman worked as an emergency department nurse at DeKalb Medical Center in 2008 and 2009, and he served as a military police officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2000 to 2004.

Reitman has a degree in nursing from Carl Sandburg College in Illinois. His academic honors included the Spirit of Nursing Award and the Leadership and Excellence in Nursing Award.   

MAG members can contact Reitman at or 678.303.9289. 

MAG’s Correctional Medicine Committee includes Chair Patton Smith, M.D., Jay S. Cochran, M.D., Bethanne Jenks, M.D., Charles A. Meyer Jr., M.D., Dilipkumar Patel, M.D., and Marc O. Wall, M.D.

Click for MAG’s Correctional Medicine web page

Mark Reitman