Lloyd Named PCOM South Georgia Interim DeanMay 11, 2023
Robert Lloyd, DO ’91, became interim dean of PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie on May 1 following the retirement
of William Craver, DO ’87, on April 30.
“As interim dean, I feel it’s my responsibility to continue what Dr. Craver started
here at PCOM South Georgia,” Dr. Lloyd said. “I want to make this transition as seamless as possible.”
A 1991 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lloyd also
completed his residency in general surgery at PCOM in 1996. He began his professional career as a general surgeon in west Tennessee
and then moved to east Tennessee after a couple of years. For the next almost 25 years,
Dr. Lloyd practiced in this rural, underserved area.
“I know what it’s like to practice in a community with limited healthcare resources,”
he said. “I want to encourage our students to consider practicing in the many rural
and underserved areas in Georgia and throughout the country. These communities need
access to well-trained, high quality physicians. In addition, these communities offer
an excellent standard of living and are an ideal place to live and raise a family.”
In addition to practicing general surgery, Dr. Lloyd began lecturing at PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in 2012. In 2015 he developed a blended learning curriculum for third-year medical
students completing their clerkship. It was during this time that he pursued a master’s
degree in medical education.
Dr. Lloyd transitioned into full-time teaching when he joined the PCOM South Georgia
faculty in July 2020. In addition to serving as interim dean, he also serves as chair
of clinical education. He has helped with the primary care skills lab and the osteopathic manipulative
medicine lab. Most recently Dr. Lloyd has worked with his counterparts at PCOM’s campuses
in Suwanee and Philadelphia to synchronize the tri-campus curriculum for first-year
medical students and refine the curriculum for second-year medical students.
Dr. Lloyd is a fellow of The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a member
of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He also earned a master of
science in medical education at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in May
When he’s not on campus, Dr. Lloyd can often be found cycling along trails in South
Georgia and North Florida. He also enjoys rowing on Lake Norris as well as gardening
at his family's home in East Tennessee. He and his wife Lisa have two adult children
and a grandchild on the way.
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About PCOM South Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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