New ‘Top Docs’ features Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Au, M.D.

The latest episode of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show features Michelle Au, M.D., MPH, an anesthesiologist with Emory-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta and a graduate of the MAG Foundation’s Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy who is running for the Georgia Senate’s 48th District – which includes  Johns Creek, Duluth, and parts of Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners, and Suwanee.

Dr. Au discusses…

– How her role at her hospital has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak started
– The biggest challenges she has faced caring for COVID-19 patients
– How well physicians and allied staff at her hospital are holding up
– Some of her biggest public health concerns related to COVID-19
– Whether her hospital has enough PPE and other supplies
– How Georgians can protect themselves from COVID-19
– COVID-19’s high-risk groups
– How Georgia’s outbreak compares to the rest of the U.S.
– Her biggest concerns about COVID-19 going forward
– How her campaign is progressing  
– How people can get involved and support her campaign 

Dr. Au graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in psychobiology, while she received her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY) and a residency in anesthesiology at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University. Dr. Au also has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Au wrote a medical memoir that is entitled ‘This Won’t Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood,’ which was published by Grand Central Publishing, and she is working on her second book, which is a “hybrid memoir about the history of anesthesiology blended with personal clinical stories, aiming to shed light on a field of medicine relied on by many but understood by few.” She has written articles for The Boston GlobeThe AtlanticSlate, Medium, KevinMD, and Psychology Today.

Dr. Au lives in Johns Creek with her husband and fellow MAG member Joseph Walrath, M.D., with their three children.

Contact Dr. Au at or 770.405.9532.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ – which won an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award  and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Awards award in 2019 – has now reached more than one million listeners and viewers, which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio


Dr. Au’s campaign website

Dr. Au’s press release