Gerald W. Staton, Jr
Gerald W. Staton, Jr MD is Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Staton graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1972. Dr. Liotta taught him organic chemistry. He obtained his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 1976 and trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and Pulmonary Medicine at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital completing his training in 1981.
Dr. Staton come to Emory University in 1981 as an Instructor and rose through the ranks to Professor of Medicine in 1993. He served as the Division Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine.
He has participated in research, particularly in the area of interstitial lung disease and has a number of publications, including original articles, reviews, case reports and textbook chapters. As Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Program, he trained a large number of fellows and received several awards for teaching. He has an active practice focussing on patients with the various forms of interstitial lung disease.
In addition, Dr. Staton has participated in medical mission trips and medical teaching trips to a number of countries including India, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Philippines, Moldova, Bulgaria, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Trinidad.
He is married to Debra and has two sons, Patrick and Brent. Now that he is semi-retired, he divides his time between Atlanta and the mountains of North Carolina.