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Dr. Jeffrey Stephens grew up in Morrow, Georgia, then attended Georgia State University where he was an Honors graduate in Biology; he received his medical degree from Mercer University, graduating in the second class. He was elected to the inaugural Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society at the school. Dr. Stephens trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University and completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest University in 1992. He returned to Macon and has been a member of the Mercer University faculty since that time, advancing to Professor of Medicine in 2003.

Dr. Stephens has served as Chief of Medicine for Navicent Health, Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, and Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has served as Interim Chair of Medicine since November 2014.

During his career, he has received the J. Willis Hurst Award for teaching from the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians and the Leonard Tow Award from the Gold Humanism in Medicine Society for humanistic, compassionate care. He is the author of multiple articles and book chapters in the area of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Stephens resides in Macon and is the proud father of three daughters.

Dr. Stephens was named one of Georgia Trend magazines Top Doctors in 2020.

Dr. Stephens specializes in infectious disease treatment at Mercer Medicine Downtown Macon.