Angela Highbaugh-Battle, MD, FAAP, Appointed President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Angela Highbaugh-Battle, MD, FAAP, was appointed president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (GAAAP) on July 1, 2022. Dr. Highbaugh-Battle is a board-certified pediatrician with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pediatrics in St. Marys, Georgia.

As president of GAAAP, Dr. Highbaugh-Battle represents 1,800 pediatricians across the state and has the opportunity to interact directly with state agencies charged with providing health care services to children. She will also seek strategic partnerships to advance the health of children and promote excellence in pediatric care.

“Over the course of my two-year term, I hope to work actively with our elected and appointed state officials to create legislation that supports the health and safety of the children of Georgia,” says Dr. Highbaugh-Battle. “Additionally, I intend to address the needs of rural physicians in order to enhance access to pediatricians in rural portions of the state. Lastly, I plan to develop measures to support the mental health of children and their caregivers.”

Dr. Highbaugh-Battle earned her medical degree from Morehouse College School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed her residency at Emory University in Atlanta. She’s committed to her patients and their families, providing them with the help and support needed to maintain or improve their child’s health. In her free time, Dr. Highbaugh-Battle enjoys spending time with her husband and children at local festivals and adding to their family coin collection.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Highbaugh-Battle, call 912-673-8000 or learn more by visiting