George G. Birdsong, MD

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief of Service for Anatomic Pathology
Grady Memorial Hospital
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Uterine Cancer


George G. Birdsong, MD, is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Birdsong is involved in the cytopathology service at Grady Memorial Hospital, which runs three free-standing Fine Needle Aspiration clinics each week in addition to processing a substantial number of atypical Pap tests. He is also working toward optimizing use of the Laboratory Information System, and improving the quality assurance procedures in the pathology department.

Dr. Birdsong is a past President of American Society of Cytopathology and is a member of Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee and Pathology Electronic Reporting Task Force of College of American Pathologists.


Dr. Birdsong earned his MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his residency and fellowship in anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Birdsong's research interest is in all aspects of cytopathology, and in particular, quality assurance in gynecologic cytopathology.


Dr. Birdsong has authored or co-authored several studies aimed at defining the diagnostic accuracy of the Pap test.

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Dr. Birdsong received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists.

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