George Ordway, PhD, PA-C


A physician assistant with The Heart Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, George Ordway received his bachelor of arts in psychology from Muhlenberg College. He completed his master of science in physical education and doctor of philosophy in physiology from the University of Kentucky, and his masters in physician assistant studies from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, Pi Alpha, the National Physician Assistant Honor Society, and a fellow of the American Heart Association.

Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Dr. Ordway was professor of physiology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he taught cardiovascular physiology to medical students for 25 years. He received numerous teaching awards, including the Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year Award from the American Physiological Society. In addition, he held the Jan and Bob Bullock Distinguished Chair for Science Education and was elected as a faculty member to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society. He has published over 55 research articles, the majority dealing with function and control of the heart and blood vessels.

As an educator and research scientist whose work focused on the heart and blood vessels, I am deeply committed to the Mission and Vision of the North Georgia Heart Foundation. While our research and education efforts are locally based, they will have a significant impact on the lives of people throughout north Georgia and beyond.