Dr. Larry Kohse Named Managing Partner of Mercer Medicine


MACON – Larry Kohse, M.D., assumed the role of managing partner of Mercer Medicine, the Mercer University School of Medicine's (MUSM) multi-specialty physician practice, effective May 1. Dr. Kohse will work with the medical school's Physician Advisory Committee to direct the physician-led practice.

“Dr. Kohse brings to the practice a wealth of knowledge and skill. Not only has he run his own practice, he is an outstanding clinician with academic interests in practice quality, patient care and efficiency. He has already brought the organization great value,” said Jean Sumner, M.D., incoming dean of MUSM.

Dr. Kohse earned his bachelor's degree with honors in microbiology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he also did graduate work in virology. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, as well.

After completing an internal medicine residency, he accepted a fellowship in endocrinology from the Cleveland Clinic. He remained at the Cleveland Clinic for eight years as a staff endocrinologist before relocating his practice to Macon in 1995. 

Dr. Kohse is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and recently was certified in clinical densitometry. 

He has served as a professor of internal medicine and chief of the Endocrinology Division at MUSM since 2013. 

He will maintain his consultative practice in endocrinology at Mercer Medicine. 

Mercer Medicine is a multi-specialty physician practice and a subsidiary of MUSM and the Mercer Health Sciences Center. Its physicians specialize in cardiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology, infectious disease, nephrology, psychiatry and behavioral health, pulmonology, sleep medicine and sports medicine. Backed by the academic resources of the University, Mercer Medicine physicians also conduct groundbreaking clinical research in their specialized fields of study. Mercer Medicine currently employs more than 40 faculty physicians with clinic locations at 250 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Macon and on the Mercer University Macon campus.

About the Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)

Mercer University's School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School's primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master's degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences and a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in clinical medical psychology.