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William Tift, MD

Dr. Bill Tift has practiced general pediatrics in Macon since 1976. He’s served three times as the elected Chair of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital and more recently as Chief of Medical Staff at Medical Center Navicent Health. Dr. Tift is a member of the Bibb County Medical Society, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the Academy. He has published scientific articles in the fields of cardiology, gastroenterology, and infectious disease.

Dr. Tift grew up in Macon and attended Bibb County Public Schools and the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History of Music from Yale University and his Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He was a pediatric resident for two years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, serving his third year at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street, London. He was later Chief of Pediatrics at the U.S. Naval Hospital at MCAS Cherry Point before moving back to Macon to start his private practice.

Currently, Dr. Tift practices pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and pediatric allergy as the Senior and Founding Partner of Primary Pediatrics, serves on the Board of the Navicent Health System, and sings with the Yale Whiffenpoofs. He’s an avid golfer, fly fisherman, banjo picker, husband, father, and grandfather.

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