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Internal Medicine

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

March 2021

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Professional Background

George Shelton is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, in 2005, followed by his Doctor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in 2010. He also received his Master of Public Policy degree, with a concentration in health, from Duke University School of Public Policy in 2009.

He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2013 at Wake Forest Internal Medicine in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Dr. Shelton has also been involved in a number of consulting and scientific activities since 2007.

Professional Associations

Dr. Shelton is a member of the American Medical Association’s Minority Affairs Committee, the National Medical Association (NMA), and the Harris County Medical Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Shelton enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, music, travel, and college football.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Shelton has ever received is “Make decisions about what you do where you have a passion. Do things that you would least mind talking about at 3 a.m. Do things that you would miss most if you could never do them again.”

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Shelton, but he sang in a choral group for former President Bill Clinton.

​Well-informed patients are the best partners in their healthcare. My job is to ensure that I provide medical information in easy-to-understand ways and that I connect patients’ life goals with their health goals.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Morehouse College Full Academic Scholarship, 2001
  • Medical Faculty Wives Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Terry Sanford Merit Scholarship, Duke University School of Public Policy, 2007
  • Kendrick Award for Primary Care Excellence, Wake Forest Internal Medicine Residency, 2013
  • AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar, 2014
  • National Institutes of Health-National Medical Association Fellow, 2015

Published Manuscripts

  • Abraham NS, Naik AD, Street RL, et al. Complex antithrombotic therapy: determinants of patient preference and impact on medication adherence. Patient Preference and Adherence. 2015; 9:1657-1668. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S91553. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26640372
  • Horstman MJ, Mills WL, Herman LI, et al. Patient experience with discharge instructions in post-discharge recovery: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(2):e014842. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014842. PMID: 28228448
  • Ho V, Metcalfe L, Dark C, et al. Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in Freestanding Emergency Departments, Hospital Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Centers. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Dec;70(6):846-857.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.12.006. Epub 2017 Feb 15. PMID: 28262320
  • Ho V, Metcalfe, Dark C, et al. Author’s Response to Critic’s Allegations. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Dec;70(6):865-867. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.08.017. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMID: 28935279
  • Du, Rebecca Y.; Shelton, George; et al. Implementation and Feasibility of the Re-Engineered Discharge for Surgery (RED-S) Intervention: A Pilot Study. Journal for Healthcare Quality. March/April 2021. 43(2):92-100,

Posters, Abstracts, and Presentations

  • Leadership Alliance Presentation – Role of CTLA-4 protein dysregulation in HIV(+) patients, August 2004
  • Wake Forest Internal Medicine Research Day Poster – State-Level Smoking Bans and Reductions in Heart Disease Death Rates, May 2013
  • Baylor College of Medicine/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Quality & Safety Conference – Lessons Learned from Project RED, April 2014
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Meeting Poster – Project RED: Quality Improvement (QI) with Exploratory and Prescriptive Benefits, June 2014
  • Association of VA Surgeons Annual Meeting – The Implementation of a Comprehensive Discharge Pathway for Colorectal Surgery Patients (Project RED-Surgery), June 2015
  • Society of Hospital Medicine 2016 Meeting – Patient Experience with Discharge Instructions in Post-Discharge Recovery, November 2016
  • Society of General Internal Medicine 2016 Annual Meeting – Symposium on the Population Health Impact of Racial Bias and Social Injustice: Police Brutality and Black Men, November 2016
  • Baylor College of Medicine Quality and Safety Conference – Case-Based Use of Lean Management Principles to introduce QI, demonstrate employee value, and improve employee satisfaction