Curtis J. Coley II, MD

Strategic Advisor

  • Board Certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Has held multiple leadership positions: Intensive Care Unit Medical Director at several facilities, Department of Medicine Chair, Chairman of the System Sepsis Collaborative for Piedmont Healthcare, Co-Chair of System COVID Surge Staffing Models
  • Clinical expertise in Sepsis Management, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Shock states, mechanical ventilation, and airway management. He has a personal interest in healthcare quality initiatives, peer review, social determinants of health, patient safety, and end of life care. 


Dr. Coley grew up in the small town of Elmira, NY. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2001. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2005. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY in 2008. Dr. Coley went on to complete his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012. He earned a Masters of Healthcare Administration from UAB in 2017. Since completing fellowship, he has practiced in North Carolina, Alabama, and ultimately established roots in Georgia.  

Dr. Coley began working with Piedmont Healthcare at the Fayette campus in 2016. He helped establish the Intensivist program in 2016-2017 as the ICU Medical Director of the 14 bed ICU. By 2018 Piedmont Fayette was awarded America’s Top 100 Critical Care programs. This designation has continued for the last 3 years. Dr. Coley subsequently transferred to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, where he has served as the ICU Medical Director since fall of 2019, and subsequently the Chairman of Internal Medicine in December 2021. 

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