Please join BAAP and ACE in welcoming Dr. Norman Elliott who grew up in New York City. He graduated from the Brooklyn Technical High School, a magnet school concentrating on the engineering sciences. He attended the US Air Force Academy and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He was assigned to Laughlin AFB where he obtained his pilot wings. He was then sent to Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam to fly as an HC-130 Combat Rescue pilot. After 13 months in Southeast Asia, his next assignment was to fly WC-135s with the Weather squadron in Northern California and the later to fly WC130s in the same squadron as a “Hurricane Hunter”. During this time, he was accepted to medical school and therefore left the active duty Air Force to attend Yale University Medical School. In his off time while there he continued to fly C-130s for the Air Force Reserve.
He obtained his medical degree in 1979. After a residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University and a Gastrointestinal fellowship at University of Alabama in Birmingham, he practiced gastrointestinal medicine as a partner in Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates from 1986 until this year when he retired. During his time in private practice he has been a clinical assistant professor in medicine at Morehouse Medical School and Emory School of Medicine. He had served on the Emory Healthcare Board for 2 years. He had continued his service with the Air Force as a member of the Alabama Air National Guard obtaining the rank of Brigadier General. For 24 years he was a team physician for the Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves with the last 5 years as the head team physician retiring in 2016.