William E. Barfield, Jr., M.D.

William E. Barfield, Jr., M.D. has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 45+ years. A native of Augusta, Georgia, he graduated from the Citadel and then the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his residency. Dr. Barfield Jr. has delivered 10,000+ babies and now specializes in Gynecology exams, surgery, and infertility. He has special interests in hormonal management.

Dr. Barfield Jr. joined Augusta GYN (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) in 1976 and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the Chairman of the OBGYN Department at University Hospital. Dr. Barfield Jr. is the first co-recipient of the “Curly Award” that is given in the memory of Dr. W.G. “Curly” Watson, M.D. Dr. Barfield Jr. and his wife have three sons and six grandchildren.

D. Scott Burns, M.D.

Scott Burns, M.D. joined Augusta GYN in 2003 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) having graduated from Haverford College and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completing his residency at the Medical College of Georgia.

A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, he is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Burns and his wife have three children.

C. Kathy Chance, M.D.

Kathy Chance, M.D. has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over twenty years. A native of Athens, Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where she completed her residency.

Dr. Chance is a very involved physician and takes time to partner with and educate her patients, so they can make informed decisions regarding their healthcare. Dr. Chance has special interests in adolescent care, contraception management, preventative health care, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Chance specializes in abdominal, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic surgery, and endometrial ablation.

Dr. Chance joined Augusta GYN in 1995 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Chance and her husband have been married for over 20 years. Together they have 4 children, 3 sons and a daughter. She has been active in many aspects of the community since 1987 and enjoys playing tennis in her free time.

Gregory C. Cook, M.D.

Gregory C. Cook, M.D. has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than 25 years. A native of Tucker, Georgia, he graduated from the University of Georgia and then the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his residency.

Dr. Cook joined Augusta GYN in 1989 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Cook and his wife have eight children.

Dr. Murray A. Freedman, MS, MD

Murray A. Freedman, M.D. has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than 42 years and specializes in Gynecology. A native of Savannah, Georgia, he graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his residency.

Dr. Freedman is currently a Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University). He is a past president of the Georgia State OB/GYN Society and a past president of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the subspecialty Psychosexual Medicine. He has published 3 books, the most recent being Peanut Butter and Jelly: Great Sex is as Easy as Making a PBJ. For over 15 years Dr. Freedman has been investigating and writing about genital atrophy and sexuality in menopausal women, and he received the NAMS NovoNordisk Aware for Vaginal Health Research in 2008.

Dr. Freedman joined Augusta GYN in 1974 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Freedman and his wife have two children.

Hatim H. Lukman, M.D.

Hatim H. Lukman, M.D. joined Augusta GYN in 1999 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) and has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than thirty years. Dr. Lukman graduated from Cairo University in Egypt and completed his residency at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Lukman has special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, infertility, and hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Lukman is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lukman and his wife have two children.

John P. McDonough, M.D.

John P. McDonough, M.D. joined OB/GYN Associates of Augusta (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) in 2006. After graduating from medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, he moved to Maryland where he completed his OB/GYN residency at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. While there he served as Chief Administrative resident from 1997-1998. He then joined Annapolis OB/GYN, a busy private practice in Annapolis, Maryland where he developed his interest in advanced laparoscopic gynecologic surgery.

In 2004 Dr. McDonough and his wife returned to Augusta with their three children. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia before joining OB/GYN Associates of Augusta. He has maintained his dedication to academic medicine and to teaching medical students and residents by remaining a Clinical Professor at Augusta University Medical Center (formerly MCG). Dr. McDonough’s areas of interest include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery including da Vinci Robotic surgery, operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, general obstetric care, and preventative medicine. He also enjoys working with peri menopausal and post menopausal women. His practice goal is to provide excellent patient care utilizing new and innovative technologies.
Dr. McDonough is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. McDonough enjoys tennis, running, reading, and traveling. Dr. McDonough and his wife have 3 children.

Michel M. McDonough, M.D.

Michel McDonough, M.D. joined OB/GYN Associates of Augusta (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) in 1995 having graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia where he completed his medical school and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

His interests include general and high risk obstetrics. He is also trained in minimally invasive surgery allowing patients a rapid return to work and family.

Dr. McDonough is trained in some of the most advanced surgical procedures including robotic surgery, however he has not let technology get in the way of taking the time to sit and listen to his patients.

In addition to his duties with OBGYN Partners of Augusta, he is an associate clinical professor at Augusta University Health where he is involved in training our future obstetricians and gynecologists.

Dr. McDonough is a native of Augusta, Georgia where he resides with his wife and their three children.

Jennifer B. Morgan, M.D.

Jennifer B. Morgan, M.D. joined Augusta GYN in 2003 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) having graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Medical College of Georgia where she completed her residency.

A native of Covington, Georgia she is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Morgan and her husband have four children.

Carla Morgan-Gibbs, M.D.

Carla Morgan-Gibbs, M.D. moved to the Augusta area after living in North Carolina. She is a graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where she received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She then attended medical school at East Carolina University where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine in May 1987. Dr. Morgan-Gibbs did her residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. She has been in private practice in the Augusta area for 25+ years. Dr. Morgan-Gibbs is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Special Interests include; adolescent gynecology, infertility, menopausal management, and laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Morgan-Gibbs is currently practicing Gynecology care after 24 years of Obstetrical practice! Dr. Morgan-Gibbs is excited about this transition in her practice and is devoted to Women’s care and Women’s health.

Kelly P. Norman, M.D.

Kelly P. Norman, M.D. joined Augusta GYN in 2006 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta). She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, and spent an additional year studying gynecology in Australia.

A native of Augusta, GA, she is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Norman and her husband have three children.

Deborah C. O'Shields, M.D.

Deborah O’Shields, M.D. joined Augusta GYN in 1994 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) and specializes in Gynecology. A native of Roswell, Georgia, she graduated from Kennesaw College and then the Medical College of Georgia where she completed her residency. She has special interests in general gynecology and Urogynecology.

Dr. Deborah O’Shields is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. O’Shields enjoys boating, deep-sea fishing, traveling, and cheering on the UGA Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons. Dr. O’Shields and her husband reside in Modoc, South Carolina.

JulieAnn Parker, M.D.

JulieAnn Parker, M.D. has been in private practice with OGA since 2010 (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta). Dr. Parker has an undergraduate degree from Samford University. She then attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine and completed her residency. While Dr. Parker’s roots are in nearby Marietta, Georgia, she has made Augusta her home. Dr. Parker special interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology, contraception, and minimally invasive hysterectomy.

Dr. Parker is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She resides in Evans with her husband and their three children.

Tania Serrano, M.D.

Before moving to Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Tania Serrano was in private practice in Ft. Pierce, Florida. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1992 from Howard University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Serrano completed three years of General Surgery residency at the New York Medical College. Following this, she completed an OB/GYN residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas. Dr. Serrano is diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her interests include minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She also specializes in adolescent Gynecology. In addition, Dr. Serrano provides all her patients with comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care through all stages of their life.

George Williams, M.D.

George Williams, Jr. M.D. was born in Douglas, Georgia and now resides in Augusta. He received his Bachelor of Arts-Chemistry at Emory University, then attended the Medical College of Georgia to obtain his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Williams joined OB/GYN Associates of Augusta (now OBGYN Partners of Augusta) in 1990.

Dr. Williams is Board Certified and a Fellow in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was nominated to Best Doctors and received Teacher of the Year Award while on the clinical facility of MCG (now Augusta University Medical Center). He has state licenses in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Williams has two children and a granddaughter.