The Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association has chosen Warren S. Hutchings, M.D., to be a recipient of the NMA 2013 Practitioner of the Year Award. The Award was conferred on Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Medical Association (NMA) convened its 2013 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Canada.

This honor is awarded to those who have dedicated their life to improving the health of others. George Saunders, M.D., Chair of the NMA Board of Trustees, stated that Dr. Hutchings has displayed exemplary leadership and outstanding work as a physician. Dr. Hutchings was recognized for his dedication and tenacious efforts in educating physicians and healthcare providers and for all his work impacting the minority community.

Warren S. Hutchings, M.D., is a native of Macon, Georgia, and is a practicing family physician in his hometown. He attended Vanderbilt University to pursue a career in medicine. After completing his junior year, he entered a pre-med summer program at Howard University, which only strengthened his interest in medicine. He chose to attend the Morehouse School of Medicine due to its strong commitment to primary care. After graduating in 1990, he returned to Macon, Georgia to complete his residency in Family Medicine. Since 1993, he has been a family physician in Macon, Georgia.

Dr. Hutchings was appointed to the Georgia Health Information Network Board (GaHIN) in 2011. He also serves as Faculty Advisor for Mercer SNMA and SNMA MAPS programs.